The Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh presenting a cheque of Rs. one lac to Seema Tomar, an ace trap (shotgun) shooter, in New Delhi on July 12, 2010. Photo no.CNR - 32485
Monday,12 July 2010
Seema Tomar, an ace trap (shotgun) shooter was enrolled by the Indian Army in 2004 under sports quota as part of ‘Mission Olympic Programme’ with a view to nurture young talent into an elite sportsperson to excel in National/ International shooting competitions.
Seema Tomar with her hard work, undeterred commitment and sheer dedication with the matching support by the Indian Army has shown steady improvement since 2004. The individual has done the Country proud by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to have won the individual silver medal at the ISSF Word Cup (shotgun) held at Dorset (UK) from 11-20 May 2010 by shooting a score of 88/100.
So far Seema Tomar has won 12 Gold, 04 Silver & 02 Bronze medals at various National/ International Shooting competitions. Besides this, she has been the undisputed National Champion in her event for last three years. In recognition of her achievement COAS has presented her with an cash incentive of Rs 1 lakh.
The individual is presently training at Army Shooting Node, Mhow for the forthcoming World Championship (Munich, Germany) and Commonwealth/ Asian Games (Delhi, India/ Guangzhou, China). She definitely is the Nation’s medal hope in the trap (shotgun) event in the above Championships.
Under ‘Mission Olympic Programme’, Indian Army is training young budding talent in select sports disciplines in five Sports Nodes, in World Class environment, for excellence in various National/ International Championships, with an overall aim to win ‘Olympic Medal’. The Indian Army is proud to contribute almost 35% sportsmen to the Indian Core Group Training for CWG/ Asian Games 2010.
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