Pistol prodigies hope to blaze

SPORTS REPORTER
Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Pistol prodigies Esha Singh (Telangana) and Harshawardhan Yadav (Maharashtra) expect to blaze happy trails when they compete in the Khelo India Youth Games shooting championship here this week.
They know no fear and, at 14 years of age, are clear about their desire to stay in the present.

Pune: Pistol prodigies Esha Singh (Telangana) and Harshawardhan Yadav (Maharashtra) expect to blaze happy trails when they compete in the Khelo India Youth Games shooting championship here this week.
They know no fear and, at 14 years of age, are clear about their desire to stay in the present.

Esha backed up her exploits in the National Championship in Thiruvananthapuram where she won three 10m air pistol gold medals, including a sensational victory over Asian and Commonwealth Games star Manu Bhaker and Olympian Heena Sidhu, with a fine showing in the two selection trials in Delhi.
 
Daughter of motor rallyists Sachin Singh and Srilatha, Esha is keen to come up with her best performance here.

“Shooting is a sport in which you are not really out to beat someone but to keep focusing on doing your best,” she says, showcasing wisdom far beyond her tender age. 

I see my fellow competitors as friends who are out to do their best and will focus on myself and shooting as well as I can. I know it is important to be consistent.”

Harshawardhan Yadav, who is son of former Maharashtra wrestler, Mahanand Yadav, is another mentally tough kid. Blessed with the physique of a grappler, he demonstrates a sharp intellect that keeps 
him grounded. 

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