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Manavjit Singh Sandhu
Sandhu in 2009
Personal information
Born3 November 1976 (1976-11-03) (age 47)
Amritsar, Punjab
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight198 lb (90 kg)
Medal record
Men's shooting
Representing  India
ISSF World Shooting Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Zagreb Trap (Individual)
Silver medal – second place 2006 Zagreb Trap (Team)
ISSF World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Acapulco Trap (Individual)
Gold medal – first place 2014 Tucson Trap (Individual)
Silver medal – second place 2006 Kerrville Trap (Individual)
Bronze medal – third place 2003 New Delhi Trap (Individual)
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Minsk Trap (Individual)
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Acapulco Trap (Individual)
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Trap (Team)
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Trap (Team)
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne Trap (Individual)
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi Trap (Individual)
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Glasgow Trap (Individual)
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1998 Bangkok Trap (Team)
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Trap (Team)
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Trap (Individual)
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Trap (Team)
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Trap (Team)

Manavjit Singh Sandhu (born 3 November 1976[1]) is an Indian sport shooter who specializes in trap shooting. He is a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee in 2006 and Arjuna Awardee in 1998. He is a 4 time Olympian, having represented India at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. He is former World No. 1 ranked Trap Shooter.

In November 2016, Perazzi announced Manavjit Singh Sandhu as their brand ambassador.

Sandhu was educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[2] and Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram.[3][4]

He belongs to the village Ratta Khera Punjab Singh Wala in the district of Firozpur, Punjab. His father is Gurbir Singh and his uncles are Randhir Singh and Parambir Singh.[5]

He won the gold medal at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships, becoming the first Indian shotgun shooter to be crowned World Champion.[6]

He has won four silver medals at 1998 Asian Games, 2002 Asian Games and 2006 Asian Games.

He won the gold medal at 1998 Commonwealth Games and the bronze medal in the trap event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

He has won six gold medals at the Asian Clay Shooting Championships.

At the 2008 Olympics he finished in 12th place, having finished tied 19th at the 2004 Olympics.[7]

In 2010, he won the Commonwealth Shooting Championship gold and the very next week won gold at the World Cup 2010 in Mexico.[6]

As of 2 April 2010, he is ranked #3 in the world. His highest ranking has been World #1 in 2006.

His career in shooting started early and his interest developed mainly due to his father Gurbir Singh Sandhu who is an Olympian and Arjuna Awardee. His education is from the Lawrence School Sanawar. He further has studied at the YPS Chandigarh, Delhi Public School R.K.Puram New Delhi[8] and the Venkateswara College, Delhi University.

He was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 2006–2007, Indian's highest honour given for achievements in sports.[9]

He won the gold medal at the World Cup 2014, Tucson, US, on 11 April 2014.[6]

Sandhu competed at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, where he finished at 16th place in the men's trap qualification round.[10]

He holds the Asian Record of 124/125 Targets.[11]


  1. ^ Yahoo! Archived 24 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Profile of Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Shooter in CWG 2010
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Profile of Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Shooter in CWG 2010". Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link) at, accessed 13 March 2012
  5. ^ London Olympics 2012 Profile
  6. ^ a b c "Historical Results". ISSF. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Manavjit Singh Sandhu at Sports". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Khel Ratna award Archived 25 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai fail to qualify for men's trap semi-final". First Post. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Trap shooter Sandhu finishes 16t". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
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