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Shardul Vihan: An Indian sport shooter

Shardul Vihan: An Indian sport shooter

Shardul Vihan  is an Indian sport shooter. He won the silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Men’s Double Trap just at the age of 15.

Vihan’s silver was India’s eighth medal from the Jakabaring Shooting Range.

The Meerut-based Vihan shot 73 in the final after topping the qualification earlier in the day. The gold went to 34-year-old South Korean Hyunwoo Shin and bronze to 42-year-old from Qatar, Hamad Ali Al Marri.

Vihan took to shooting seriously only four years ago, under the tutelage of Shamli-based coach Anwar Sultan, who witnessed his student’s success in person.“The moment he came to me I knew he would excel at whatever he does. Be it table tennis or badminton or any other sport. He has an amazing muscle memory. Now I will prepare him for the trap event,” said Sultan, looking at the future as double trap is no more an Olympic sport.

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