This Farmer’s Son Is Making India Proud; Everything About Shooting Fame Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar

By Ritika Bidawat | 2 min read

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar – Early Life

In a quiet village nestled amidst the rustic charm of Khargone district, madhya pradesh, a young boy was destined to embark on a journey that would take him to unprecedented heights. Born on 3rd February 2001 into a family of farmers, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, the youngest of three children, seemed like an ordinary lad. Little did the world know that this unassuming boy had a dream that would one day make India proud on the global stage.

From his early days, Aishwary’s connection with shooting was unconventional, to say the least. Accompanying his father Veer Bahadur, a landowner, on hunting expeditions, he discovered an uncanny interest in sport shooting. It was his cousin, Navdeep Singh Rathore who himself is a professional shooter, who introduced him to the world of shooting, opening a door to a world of possibilities.

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
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In the quaint embrace of his small village Ratanpur, amidst the simplicity of humble settings, this young boy dared to dream beyond the boundaries of his farm. Despite limited resources, his indomitable spirit, unwavering dedication, and the unwavering support of his family became the winds beneath his wings, propelling him toward a life of boundless possibilities.

New Page Of Life

In 2015, Aishwary’s life took a decisive turn when he stepped into the Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy in Bhopal. The Academy became his sanctuary, where dreams met determination, and passion forged a path towards excellence. Under the guidance of skilled trainers, Aishwary honed his shooting skills, each shot fired etching the unwavering pursuit of his dreams.

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
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In 2019, the world witnessed the first glimpses of Aishwary’s extraordinary talent as he clinched the bronze medal in the junior 10-meter air rifle event at the Asian Airgun Championships. This was only the beginning, as he went on to set a junior world record in the 50-meter rifle three positions at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, earning a well-deserved gold medal.

Achievements of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar

The pivotal moment came at the 2019 Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, where Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar etched his name in history. With nerves of steel, he delivered a remarkable performance, bagging the bronze medal in the 50-meter rifle three positions with a final score of 449.1. In doing so, he not only secured India’s second quota place for the 2020 Summer Olympics in the event but also marked the 13th overall Olympic quota spot for India in shooting. His achievement not only brought glory to the nation but also filled the hearts of aspiring athletes with dreams of Olympic greatness.

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
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Aishwary’s rise to prominence continued, with gold medals adorning his journey. The 2021 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi saw him strike gold with an astounding score of 462.5 in the men’s 50-meter rifle three-positions event. It was an exhibition of unparalleled skill and unwavering dedication, a testament to the countless hours of training and the unyielding spirit of a champion.

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But the triumphs did not stop there. In a jubilant display of talent, Aishwary soared to greater heights, setting a new junior world record in the 50m Rifle three positions men’s event at the 2021 ISSF Junior World Championships held in Lima, Peru. The world stood in awe as he conquered new frontiers, proving that age is no barrier to greatness.

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar’s accolades and accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In 2019, the Government of Madhya Pradesh bestowed upon him the prestigious Eklavya Award on National Sports Day, recognizing his unwavering commitment to excellence and his indomitable spirit. With every accolade he receives, Aishwary remains grounded and committed to reaching new heights in his sporting journey.

As the nation cheers him on in the grandest sporting spectacle of all, the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar has already left an indelible mark on the world of sport shooting. His journey is a testament to the power of dreams, dedication, and determination.

His recent achievement in the World University Games, where Indian shooters and archers achieved a historic medal haul of 17 podium finishes. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, the Olympian shooter, showcased his brilliance by securing a hat-trick of gold medals, including a world record in the 10m air rifle team event, and an individual gold in the same discipline.

From the fields of Ratanpur village to the international arena, he has proven that no dream is too big and no goal is unattainable. So, the next time you find yourself facing a challenge, remember the tale of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar – the boy who turned dreams into reality.

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