In a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the sporting world witnessed the crowning of a new shooting sensation as Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, the prodigious athlete, was bestowed with the esteemed Arjuna Award by President Droupadi Murmu.
Tomar has been making waves with his remarkable performances, and the Asian Games 2023 marked a defining moment in his burgeoning career. Currently pursuing his BA in Sports at Guru Nanak Dev University, Tomar has become the face of Indian shooting on the international stage.
The ceremony, graced by President Droupadi Murmu, saw Tomar being lauded for his outstanding achievements by his mentor and coach, Rajwinder Kaur. Kaur, visibly proud of her protege, highlighted Tomar’s stellar record in various international sporting events. The shooting virtuoso clinched gold and bronze medals in the fiercely contested 3P 50 m rifle category and added two more gold medals to his collection in the air rifle 10 m event at the World University Games 2023.
Tomar’s extraordinary journey reached a pinnacle when he not only secured a gold medal but also set a new world record in the highly competitive 10 m air rifle category. His stellar individual performance, which included a bronze in the Asian Games 2023, solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with in the shooting domain. The young marksman had previously clinched a gold in an individual event and a silver as part of a team in the previous edition of the Asian Games.
Guru Nanak Dev University Vice-Chancellor, Jaspal Singh Sandhu, himself honored with the prestigious MAKA trophy at the same ceremony, extended heartfelt congratulations to Tomar on this monumental achievement. The university, which has been a nurturing ground for budding talents, takes immense pride in Tomar’s success.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar’s journey to the top is a testament to his unwavering dedication, relentless hard work, and the unyielding support of his coach and university. As he adds the Arjuna Award to his growing list of accolades, the nation eagerly anticipates witnessing more milestones from this shooting prodigy on the global stage.