Angad Veer Singh Bajwa is an Indian Skeet Shooter born on 29th November 1995. He hails from Dera Bassi city of Chandigarh in Punjab. He represents India in skeet shooting at international events. Angad has a World Record of scoring a perfect 60/60 in the Finals.
Angad Veer Singh Bajwa was born to Gurpal Singh Bajwa and his wife. He belongs to a wealthy family residing in Chandigarh. His father is a businessman and runs a hospitality business in Canada.
Angad picked up shooting at the age of 12. Initially, he tried his hands at the pistol, later switched his focus on shotgun shooting. Angad found pistol shooting boring as it is tedious and repetitive and the shotgun is interesting because it is outdoor and the target keeps moving. In 2013, Angad flew to Canada for studies. In Canada, he continued his shooting and also participated in national tournaments by representing Canada and his University.
He decided to fly back to India by quitting his studies midway in Canada as the University couldn’t keep him away from shooting and therefore he wasn’t able to focus on his studies.
After returning to India, he had maintained a balance between his studies and shooting. In 2017, Angad travelled to the USA to train under Vincent Hancock, a 2-time Olympic Medallist, to improve his shooting skills. He currently trains under Norwegian coach Tore Brovold.
As of 2020, Angad is a BBA graduate of Manav Rachna University in Haryana.
Rise to Glory
Angad Veer Singh Bajwa began his professional shooting career in 2012 at the age of 16. He represented Canada for a while while he was pursuing his Graduation from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He was once the youngest Canadian Open champion in 2014, a year before he returned to India.
From 2015 onwards, he began to represent India. Angad took part in some of the national competitions and won medals for his Punjab state. In 2018, he won the Gold medal at the National Shooting Championship in the skeet men’s event before making it big on an international stage.
In 2019, Angad became a National Champion at the National Shotgun Championships. In the same year, after taking a hiatus from the sport due to illness, he won a Bronze medal in the skeet men’s event at the World University Games.
Angad made his international debut for India at the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships, where he won the Gold in Men’s Skeet Junior Individual event and set the Asian junior record by shooting 121/125. In the same event, he won another Gold medal in the Men's Skeet Junior Team event.
Angad Veer Singh competed in the 2018 Asian Games but failed to qualify for the men’s skeet individual event despite scoring 119/125 in the qualification round. In the same year, set the World Record by scoring the perfect 60/60 and won the Gold medal at the 2018 Asian Shotgun Championship.
In 2019, Angad won a Gold and a Silver at the Asian Shooting Championships in Men’s Skeet Individual and Skeet Mixed Team respectively in Doha. His Gold Medal win at the event booked him an Olympics berth at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Angad will be representing India in his debut Olympics.