Ramita Jindal logged India’s first individual medal with a bang in the Asian Games 2023 (Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games) being played in Hangzhou. Touted as one of the most promising shooters in India, the Gun for Glory (GFG) athlete fired her way to a bronze medal in the individual 10M air rifle women’s event while her GFG stablemate and Olympic hopeful Mehuli Ghosh finished fourth. Also, the duo along with Ashi Chouksey brought home the team silver medal.
“I feel like being on top of the world. It is like a dream come true. The medals belong to everyone who believed in me and supported me,” said the 19-year-old from China.
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“I dedicate these medals to my parents who have supported me through the thick and thin of my shooting journey thus far,” said the Hansraj College student.
Ramita’s performance at the 2023 Asian Games was nothing short of a remarkable feat. With unparalleled precision and unwavering focus, she showcased her extraordinary talents throughout the competition, ultimately securing the bronze medal behind Chinese athletes Han Jiayu and Huang Yuting who secured Gold and Silver respectively.
She receives training at Gun for Glory Shooting Academy which was founded by London Olympic medallist Gagan Narang-who is an Asian Games medallist in his own right and Pawan Singh, Hon Secretary General, National Rifle Association of India.
Mehuli who secured the 4th position while helping India secure a silver medal has quickly established herself as a rising star in the world of shooting and is on the verge of grabbing a berth in the Paris Olympics 2024 berth.