Triggering a happy feat
By winning a silver medal in the the 10m air rifle event in South Korea — and securing an Olympic quota thereby — Anjum Moudgil became the first Indian woman shooter to win a world Championships medal in an Olympic event. But there’s more to the shooter: she’s also a painter and holds a Master’s degree in sports psychology. Here, she opens up about her life.
Shooter Anjum Moudgil has bounced back from the disappointment of failing to win a medal at the 201■ Asian Games to become the first Indian woman shooter to earn a World Championships medal in an Olympic event — the 10m air rifle.
Anjum, 24, bagged the silver medal in the event at Changwon in South Korea in September and won an Olympic quota, which she is confident of retaining.
She is only the second Indian woman shooter to win a World Championship medal, after Tejaswini Sawant's gold in rifle prone event in 2010.
A versatile shooter, she had won the World Cup silver medal in the 50m rifle 3 positions at Guadalajara, Mexico, earlier this season. She also owns the world record score of 1,1■0 out of 1,200 in this event.
Anjum accepts she was disappointed after failing to win a medal in the Asian Games, after winning silver in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and reveals how she channelled her focus.