GFG’s para-shooter Ulhankar in India team

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Swaroop, who trains under the head coach of GFG Anton Belak in Project Leap, will participate in the 10m Air Rifle Standing and Prone Competitions. He is confident of a good showing, especially as he has been training with the best equipment and that too under the guidance of the some of the best coaches

Pune: Gun for Glory (GFG) Shooting Academy’s Swaroop Manohar Ulhankar has been selected in an 11-member squad to represent India at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Bangkok from November 5.

The Kolhapur based para shooter came into the reckoning for his gold medal-winning performances at the recent nationals and his fine showing earlier in the KSS Competition conducted by the Paralympic Committee of India.

Swaroop, who trains under the head coach of GFG Anton Belak in Project Leap, will participate in the 10m Air Rifle Standing and Prone Competitions. He is confident of a good showing, especially as he has been training with the best equipment and that too under the guidance of the some of the best coaches.

“It’s been about four years that I have been training at the GFG and I have been steadily improving. Coach Anton Belak and Yuniatri Iliyas before him have worked on my shooting and I feel a lot more confident now,” an elated
Swaroop said.

He was particularly thankful for Gagan Narang’s presence at the Academy.  “As I am a disabled person, I could not find a coach in my initial days.  But Gagan sir did not have any qualms about taking me under his wings and his support and tips have motivated me to do a lot more,” he added.

 

 

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