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Anjum Moudgil


ABOUT
ABOUT

SportShooting
Event10m Women’s Air Rifle, 50m Rifle Prone
StatePunjab
Medal Record
2018 World ChampionshipsSilver
2018 Commonwealth GamesSilver
2017 Commonwealth Shooting ChampionshipsSilver

Anjum Moudgill is an Indian woman shooter born on 5th January 1995. She hails from Chandigarh, Punjab. She represents India internationally in the 10m air rifle event and 50m air rifle 3 positions.


Background


Anjum Moudgill was born to Sudershan Moudgill and Shubh Moudgill. Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a former university-level shooter. Anjum was introduced to shooting at a young age by her mother, Shubh.


Anjum first tried shooting after she joined NCC Cadet. Her mother wanted her to join the NCC so that she could develop her overall personality. At the NCC, Anjum got access to shooting weapons and decided to take up the sport. She got basic lessons for shooting from her NCC’s Unit Commander Colonel Chauhan. Since she hadn’t received any personal training initially, she learned shooting from her seniors at the NCC.


In 2010, Anjum somehow managed to find a place in the Indian junior team. In the initial stage of her career, Anjum used to borrow a rifle from the NCC as he didn’t have her own rifle. In 2014, she received her first personal training from coach Deepali Despande after she battled with back injuries and inconsistent performances.


Anjum Moudgill holds a Master's degree in Sports Psychology. She currently works as a Sub-Inspector with the Punjab Police. Apart from Shooting, she does abstract painting and raises money by selling it.


Rise to Glory


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Anjum Moudgill had received her first proper training from her coach Deepali Despande. With the help of her tutelage, she began to make improvements in the shooting. She didn’t take shooting as a career seriously until her coach showed faith in her talent. Anjum had excelled well in junior as well as senior national shooting championships.


In 2016, Anjum got an international breakthrough in her career after she won her first international Gold medal at the South Asian Games. In that same year, She won a Silver medal at the World University Games.


Anjum was able to buy her own shooting equipment with the help of financial support from the GoSports Foundation. In 2019, she won 3rd consecutive Gold medal in 50m air rifle 3 positions at the National Shooting Championships.


Major Achievements


Anjum made her international debut at the 2014 World Shooting Championships.

In 2016, Anjum competed in a 10m air rifle event at the 2016 Shooting World Cup but finished at 9th position. In the following year, Anjum won 2 medals at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships by clinching Silver and Bronze in 10m air rifle and 50m rifle prone respectively at Brisbane in Australia.


At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she couldn’t compete in a 10m air rifle final as she finished 9th in the qualification round, and therefore she only competed in the final of a 50m air rifle 3 positions event and won a Silver medal. Later in 2018, Anjum was shot to fame after she won 2 Silver medals at the World Shooting Championships in 10m air rifle individual and 10m air rifle team events.


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In May 2019, Anjum achieved her highest rank in the 10m Air Rifle ISSF ranking by claiming the No.2 spot. Her Silver medal win in 10m air rifle at the 2018 World Shooting Championships helped her to secure a spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Anjum will be representing India in her debut Olympics.

The Government of India conferred her with the Arjuna Award in 2019. As of May 2020, Anjum was recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by the National Rifle Association of India.


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