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Breaking Barriers, Hitting Targets: Shreyasi Singh’s Trailblazing Career

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Shreyasi Singh is an Indian shooter and politician who made the country proud by winning the gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The victory brought her into the spotlight, but there are myriad aspects of her life that aren’t well-known. She has participated in events such as single trap, double trap, TR75, TR125W, and DT120, and has had an interesting journey in the last few years. In 2020, Shreyasi Singh became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She currently holds the position of Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, representing the Jamui constituency.

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  • From her early life to her passion for cooking, we explore the interesting biography of Shreyasi Singh.

Shreyasi Singh Biography

Category Information
Full Name Shreyasi Singh
Date of Birth 29 August 1991
Age 31
Place of Birth Gidhaur, Bihar, India
Sport Shooting
Event Double Trap
Nickname Shreya
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency Jamui
Major Achievements Gold in 2018 CWG, Silver in 2014 CWG, Bronze in 2014 Asian Games, Silver medals in Commonwealth Championships (2010, 2017)

Family Background

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Shreyasi Singh with Mother & Sister, Image Source- Times of India

Shreyasi comes from a very strong sporting and political background. Both, her grandfather Kumar Surendra Singh and father Digvijay Singh, have served as President of the National Rifle Association of India. Her father was a former Member of Parliament from Bihar. Her mother, Putul Singh, is also a former MP from Bihar. She has an elder sister, Mansi Singh.

Early Life

Image Source- The Financial Express

Her grandfather encouraged her to pursue shooting. Shreyasi was fortunate to get guidance from Olympian Mansher Singh. Right after her 10th std exams, she started training hard. She has always been tremendously inspired by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and received a lot of encouragement from him.

Throughout her college education at Hansraj College in Delhi, she received support and help from her authorities. This enabled her to successfully complete her Graduation in Arts. She further went on to pursue an MBA from Manav Rachna International University.

The Difficult Period

Just when she had started her senior career, Shreyasi lost her father due to a brain hemorrhage. It was a very difficult period for the family and Singh couldn’t give her full focus to the shooting. She showed immense strength, picked herself up, and came back stronger. Extra hard work and tweaking her technique helped her get back into the game.

Shooting Journey

Shreyasi won the yellow metal at the National Shooting Championships in 2012. In 2013, she participated in the Trap Shooting World Cup in Mexico. Here, she finished at the 15th position.

Shreyasi’s medal-winning streak began in 2014. She won the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games. She found success in the double trap event. In 2017, Shreyasi won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

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The Golden Moment

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“I was definitely nervous but at the same time confident. Does that make sense? Actually, I was prepared for a fight, I was not going to give up no matter what. I would have fought until whatever time it was necessary to get this medal. If you ask me what I feel right now, it is pure happiness,” she told PTI after her historical gold at CWG 2018.

Shreyasi had her golden moment at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast, Australia. She shot a 96 to clench the gold medal from Australian Emma Cox.

She has previously participated in the tournament in 2010 and 2014 as well. In 2010, she missed out on the podium finish as came sixth and seventh in trap and pair trap events respectively.

“She took up shooting in 2006 and forayed into professional trapshooting from 2007, after which she won a gold medal in the junior single trap event in the national shooting competition in 2008. Shreyasi is currently ranked 18 in the world ranking in women’s trap,” proud sister Mansi told TOI after her 2010 win.

Interesting Facts about Shreyasi Singh

  • While pursuing her graduation in arts, Singh failed her Philosophy exams thrice! However, she was extremely determined to get her degree. Her teachers also helped her and she cleared her exams.
  • She currently holds the position of Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, representing the Jamui constituency.
  • Shreyasi loves to relax by binge-watching some of her favs such as FRIENDS and How I Met Your Mother, whenever she finds the time.
  • Another lesser known fact about Shreyasi is that she is an amazing cook. Her specialty is Mughlai cuisine.

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Awards and Achievements

Arjuna Award, 2018

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Commonwealth Games

Year Place Event Medal
2014 Glasgow, Scotland Double Trap Silver
2018 Gold Coast, Australia Double Trap Gold

Asian Games

Year Place Event Medal
2014 Incheon, South Korea Double Trap Team Bronze

Commonwealth Championships

Year Place Event Medal
2010 Delhi, India Trap Silver
2017 Brisbane, Australia Double Trap Silver

Shreyasi Singh Political Career

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In 2020, at the youthful age of 30, she embarked on a new chapter by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Demonstrating her political prowess, she contested the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election from the Jamui constituency (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and emerged victorious with a resounding margin of over 41,000 votes, defeating Vijay Prakash of the RJD.

Social Media

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Shreyasi has faced many instances where people assumed that she got better opportunities due to her family’s political clout. Not the one to be deterred by such assumptions, she has continued working hard.

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Though her family has a shooting background, success only comes to those who give it all. Shreyasi has worked for hours to better her technique and reach the position she is in today.

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Mamta Thatte
Mamta Thatte
A passionate foodie, a versatile writer, and now a sports enthusiast, Mamta is always open to exploring new avenues. She has a vast experience in Web Content Writing, Editing, and Social Media Management. A self-confessed coffee and dark chocolate addict, she believes in following her heart and giving her 100% into everything she does.


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