Mahima, Shreya Agrawal strive for excellence in ISSF World Cups

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Apr 2018 10:35:23



By Ashish Rajput

SHOOTING sensation of the country Mahima Turhi Agrawal has now set her eyes on setting new benchmark in forthcoming ISSF World Cups in South Korea, United States and Germany. Elated after winning a gold and a silver medal in ISSF World Cup-I organised in Sydney (Australia) recently, 19-year-old shooter strives for more and wants to achieve new milestones in WC-2 in South Korea (April 20-30), WC-3 in US (May 7-15) and WC-3 in Germany (May 22-29). Similarly, teenage shooter Shreya Agrawal who also embarked her shooting career with a gold in Air Rifle Team Event and a bronze in Air Rifle Mixed Event in ISSF World Cup, Sydney.

Silver medal of Mahima in 25-metre pistol shooting is much significant than her gold medal in 10-metre competition. She never practiced 25-metre shooting but took up the challenge of participating in the event and surprised her coaches and team mates by winning silver medal for her team by scoring 569 out of 600 points and securing 9th rank in the competition. “I accepted the challenge of participating in 25-metres competition as an opportunity and tried to give my best. It gives me new strength and boost my confidence to score better in forthcoming three world cups,” says Mahima Turhi Agrawal, while sharing her experience with ‘The Hitavada’. First year student of Mankunwar Bai College, Mahima was inclined towards shooting since she was NCC cadet and later she joined Gun for Glory Academy (GFG) to continue her passion in 2014. Shreya Agrawal informed that she started shooting as a hobby during her summer vacations in 2015. She was selected in Project Leap a talent hunt campaign initiated by Olympian Gagan Narang and got scholarship to practice shooting at GFG. She is a student of class XI of Symbiosis School and dedicated her achievement to her coach and parents. She aims at winning gold for the country in Senior World Cup. Mahima and Shreya emphasised over promoting the game and establishing long shooting range for better preparation of budding players. They advocated encouragement of teenagers and youngsters towards shooting for increasing number of international medals for the country. They are being trained under guidance of international repute coach, Nishant Nathwani under supervision of GFG, Director, Prashant Jain and Nishant Pareekh.