Isha Singh is an Indian Air Pistol Shooter. As of 2022, he is at No. Second in the world ranking of 10m Air Pistol Women’s category (by the official website of ISSF).
Isha Singh was born on Saturday, 1 January 2005.age 17 years; by 2022) at Secunderabad, Hyderabad. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. As of 2022, she is doing her schooling at Rekleford International School, Hyderabad.
In 2014, when she was traveling with her father to meet her father’s friend at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium in Hyderabad, she saw some children practicing shooting. From there his interest in the game developed. Sharing those memories during an interview, he said,
I started with badminton because at that time the people of Hyderabad were crazy about teaching badminton and tennis to their kids. Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal won Olympic medals. I played badminton for two years and then I got bored and tried tennis and skated for about a year. I left that too. On Sunday, I woke up early and saw my dad getting ready to go somewhere, so I told him I wanted to go with him, and he agreed. I didn’t know where we were going. On the way he told me that we were going to see my uncle shooting at the range at Gachibowli Stadium. I got really excited. I saw the shooting range for the first time, then I told my dad that I wanted to give it a try.”
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Colour: Black
parents and siblings
His father, Sachin Singh, is a national level rally driver and a sports shop owner. His mother’s name is Srilatha. He is the only child of his parents.
He started his training in 2014 at Gachibowli Athletic Stadium in Hyderabad. Due to the lack of proper facilities at the stadium, she used to travel to Pune by train to receive training in air rifle shooting from Olympic shooter Gagan Narang (Gun’s owner). Glory Academy). He then started participating in shooting competitions and won many awards. In 2017, she was extremely ill, but still participated in the Khelo India Youth Games and finished third. She considers it to be her life changing event, sharing the moment in an interview she said,
The night before that, I remember I was so sick I couldn’t even stand. That performance was special. It taught me exactly how much I am willing to push myself for my game.”
She continued her training and within a year, she became the Telangana state champion in the 10m air pistol shooting category. Isha competed with several ace Indian shooters, and in 2018, she beat Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu in the second National Shooting Championship. The event was organized in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She participates in air rifle shooting events like AP60W, SP, STPW, FPW, APMIX. His shooting club is Gun for Glory Shooting Academy in Pune, Maharashtra. He has been mentored by Indian shooters Hiren Jaiswal and Abdul Qayyum Shah.
Youngest champion in women’s senior category of 10m air pistol event at Shooting Nationals in Kerala
Prime Minister’s National Children’s Award 2020
- 2019: Asian Championships in 10m Air Pistol Women (AP60W) in Doha
- 2019: Asian Championships in 10m Air Pistol Women (AP60W) in Taoyuan
- 2019: Asian Championships in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team (APMIX) in Doha
- 2021: ISSF Junior World Cup in 10m Air Pistol Women (AP60W) at Suhlo
- 2021: Lima. World Championships in 10m Air Pistol Women (AP60W)
- 2021: World Championships in 50m Pistol Women (FPW) in Lima
- 2022: ISSF World Cup in women’s 10m pistol event in Cairo
- 2019: ISSF Junior World Cup in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team (APMIX) at Suhlo
- Pistol Shooter: Anna Korakaki
- Book: Book Thief by Marcus Zusaki
- music genres): Hip-Hop, Pop, and Rap
Facts / Trivia
- From childhood, he was inclined towards sports. He started practicing go-karting and badminton at the age of 8.
- His father supported him and inspired him to pursue a career in sports. Talking about his father’s support during an interview, he said,
Isha’s first pistol cost Rs 70,000, which is what I spent on my first bike, and she would often tell me that her pistol was like my bike. When Isha showed keen interest in shooting, we used to go to Pune to attend camps while her mother Sreelatha used to manage our sports shop. Later we also got a small circle made of it at home itself. It was like driving a car garage to me after leaving rally two years ago. His three medals are the biggest gift for me.”
As soon as I started taking the sport seriously, my father began to cut short his rallies to help me with my sport. Eventually, my father retired from rally driving to travel with me for my tournaments and help with my sport during training sessions. Growing up, I would only watch and hear bikes and cars competing with my father in various rallies. He initially tried me go-karting, but I didn’t find it exciting. But when I first went to a range, I liked the idea of shooting a pistol and my father told me it was like driving a car. Winning the senior national title is like winning a rally and I could see that adrenaline rush in my father’s eyes when I won. He stopped rallying to support me and this medal is for him.”
- Talking about Isha in an interview, her coach First Coach Hiren Jaiswal said,
When she first came to train under me, she was like a normal 10-year-old. Usually we start training at the age of 10 or 11 but we didn’t want to put pressure on his bones in the beginning. We would train him in a sitting position for 40-50 shots and aspects like vision adjustments were taught later, which he quickly grasped. Being the only daughter, she was a pampered child and used to throw tantrums initially. ,
- He is being trained under Indian shooting coach Abdul Qayyum Shah till 2022. In an interview, while talking about Isha, he said,
The fact that she won the senior gold by a margin of more than two points would motivate Isha a lot. Competing in the finals alongside shooters like Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu and Shweta Singh and leading in all the series except one speaks volumes about her mental strength. And she kept her focus in all three finals and won senior, junior and youth titles. This win will add a lot to his confidence.”
- She practices yoga regularly to keep her focus in the sport.
- In his spare time, he enjoys painting, sketching, reading books, and photography.