Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is an Indian shooter born on 3rd February 2001. He hails from Ratanpur village of Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district. He specializes in 50m air rifle 3 positions and represents India in this discipline.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar Early Life, Family & Background
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar was born to Veer Bahadur Singh Tomar and his wife. He belongs to a family of farmers. His father, Veer Bahadur, is a farmer and a landlord. Aishwary is the youngest among his three siblings
Aishwary picked up interest in shooting when he was young after he was inspired by his cousin Navdeep Singh Tomar. He learned about shooting from his cousin. Navdeep was part of the Indian contingent that participated in the 2010 Youth Olympics. At the age of 14,
Aishwary joined the Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy to pursue a career in the shooting.
After joining the academy, Aishwary moved to Rathore in Bhopal, almost 320 kilometers from the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. He began to pursue the sport seriously. His shooting talent was spotted by Vaibhav Sharma and other coaches at the academy.
Aishwary’s shooting began to take a turn after coach Suma Shirur joined the shooting academy and took him under her wings.
Apart from shooting, Aishwary would often go hunting with his father, Veer Bahadur, in his free time. While growing up, he listens to his father’s hunting stories, and often he would insist his father take him to the Navgrah Fairs in the Khargone district for the first two months of every year.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar Biography
Under the guidance of Vaibhav Sharma, Aishwary began to take off. Between 2016-2018, he took part and won medals in state competitions and Junior nationals before paving his way into National Camp.
In 2018, after coach Suma Shirur began training him, Aishwary performed well at the senior national competition. He made his international debut for India at the International Meeting of Shooting Hopes in the Czech Republic, where he broke the junior national record by scoring 1173 points and finished 4th in 50m air rifle 3 positions event.
In 2019, Aishwary had almost defeated Olympic-medalist Gagan Narang by 0.4 points in the national selection trials. In the same year, he won a Silver medal at the National Shooting Championships.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar Achievements
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar made his ISSF World Cup debut held at Suhl in Germany but he finished 30th in the final of 50m air rifle 3 positions event in 2018. In the same, he also participated in the World Shooting Championships but failed to win a medal after he finished 4th in 50m air rifle 3 positions.
At the 2019 Airgun Shooting Championship, he won a Bronze medal in 10m air rifle junior. In the same year, he won two Bronze medals in 50m air rifle 3 positions individual and 5om air rifle 3 positions mixed team at the Asian Shooting Championships at Doha in Qatar. Later, Aishwary clinched the Gold medal in 50m air rifle 3 positions individual event at the 2019 ISSF World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
Aishwary will be representing India in his debut Olympics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He secured the Olympics berth after he won the Bronze medal in 50m air rifle 3 positions individual at the 2019 Asian Shooting Championships.