Who is shooter Varun Tomar, biography, age, home town birth place and career

Who is shooter Varun Tomar, biography, age, home town birth place and career

Here is all you need to know about shooter Varun Tomar including his biography, age, bio, career, records and more 

Varun Tomar defeats Arjun Singh Cheema in the Asian Olympic qualifying final of the men’s 10m air pistol event, setting a new Indian record with a gold-silver finish.

Who is shooter Varun Tomar, biography, age, family, home town birth place and career

By defeating fellow countryman Arjun, who took home the silver medal, in a close final at the Asian Olympic Qualifier competition in Jakarta, 20-year-old Tomar sealed his spot in Paris.

With a total score of 239.6 Tomar took first place, and Arjun Cheema secured the silver medal with a score of 237.3. The bronze medal was won by Davaakhuu Enkhtaivan of Mongolia (217.2).

Tomar (586), Arjun (579), and Ujawal Malik (575) had earlier won the 10m air pistol team gold with a combined score of 1740; Iran and Korea had taken home the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

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Who is Varun Tomar?

Varun Tomar is an Indian shooter and a former junior World Champion. He hails from Garhi Kangran village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. The 20-year-old who was born on 8 September 2003, is a cousin of Tokyo Olympian Saurabh Chaudhary who also grabbed the gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games.

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According to reports, Varun initially trained with his cousin Saurabh at his home range. The shooter is well motivated by his individual win and is aiming to work harder ahead of the 2024 Paris Games. Tomar told PTI:

I took up shooting seven years back watching my senior cousin Saurabh. He has been my motivation, having struck success early in his career.

He further said:

I always wanted to be like him and achieve international success.

I started shooting a year after Saurabh and we both initially had the same coach (Amit Sheoran) in Benoli village of Baghpat,

Tomar eventually achieved success last year, taking home individual bronze medals from the World Cups in Bhopal and Cairo, having trained for over seven years. He was soon chosen to train at the National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in these Karni Singh Ranges, and he is currently working for the Indian Army, a report in Sportstar suggests.

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