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Abhishek Verma (Archer) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 34 Years
Wife: Sonali Verma
Hometown: New Delhi

Abhishek Verma

Bio/Wiki
NicknameSmiley boy [1]The Economic Times
Profession(s)• Archer
• Income Tax Officer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Archery
CoachLokesh Chand
Abhishek Verma with his coach
International Debut2014 Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea
MedalsAsian Games
• 2014 (Incheon): Gold in compound team event
• 2014 (Incheon): Silver in compound individual event
Abhishek Verma in the 2014 Asian Games
• 2018 (Jakarta): Silver in compound team event
Abhishek Verma posing with silver medal in compound team event
• 2022 (Hangzhou): Gold in compound Men’s team event
• 2022 (Hangzhou): Silver in individual event
Abhishek Verma posing with his medals at the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou

Asian Archery Championships
• 2013 (Taipei): Gold in individual event
• 2013 (Taipei): Gold in mixed team event
• 2013 (Taipei): Gold as a team
• 2015 (Bangkok): Gold as a team
• 2017 (Dhaka): Silver as a team
• 2017 (Dhaka): Silver in mixed team event
• 2017 (Dhaka): Gold in individual event
Abhishek Verma (centre) posing with gold medal at the Asian Archery Championships 2017 in Dhaka
• 2019 (Bangkok): Gold in individual event
• 2019 (Bangkok): Silver in a mixed team event
Abhishek Verma posing with gold (individual) and silver (team) medals at the Asian Archery Championship 2019
• 2021 (Dhaka): Bronze as a team
• 2021 (Dhaka): Silver in individual event

Archery World Cups
• 2014 (Wroclaw): Silver in compound mixed team event
• 2015 (Shanghai): Bronze in compound men's team event
• 2015 (Mexico City): Silver in compound individual event
• 2015 (Wroclaw): Gold in compound individual event
• 2017 (Antalya): Bronze in compound mixed team event
• 2018 (Shanghai): Bronze in compound mixed team event
• 2018 (Antalya): Bronze in compound men's team event
• 2018 (Berlin): Bronze in compound mixed team event
• 2018 (Salt Lake City): Bronze in compound mixed team event
Abhishek Verma posing with bronze medal in compound mixed team event at Salt Lake City
• 2018 (Antalya): Bronze in compound mixed team event
• 2018 (Samsun): Bronze in compound individual event
Abhishek Verma after winning bronze medal in compound individual event
• 2018 (Samsun): Silver in compound mixed team event
Abhishek Verma posing with teammate after winning silver in compound mixed team event
• 2018 (Shanghai): Gold in compound men's team event
• 2019 (Antalya): Bronze in team event
Abhishek Verma posing with his team at 2019 Archery World Cup after winning bronze in team event in Antalya
• 2021 (Paris): Gold in compound individual event
Abhishek Verma posing with gold medal in compound individual event in 2021 Archery World Cup in Paris
• 2022 (Antalya): Gold in compound men's team event
Abhishek Verma (extreme right) posing with his team after winning a gold medal in Archery World Cup at Antalya
• 2022 (Gwangju): Gold in individual event
• 2022 (Gwangju): Bronze in compound men's event
Abhishek Verma posing with his medals at the 2022 Archery World Cup in Gwangju
• 2022 (Paris): Gold in mix compound team event
• 2023 (Medellin): Gold in individual event
Abhishek Verma (centre) posing with gold medal in Archery World Cup 2023 at Medellin
• 2023 (Medellin): Bronze in compound men's individual event
Abhishek Verma (entreme right) posing with his team after winning bronze medal in Archery World Cup 2023 at Medellin
• 2023 (Tashkent): Gold in individual, team and mix team event
Abhishek Verma at the 2023 Archery World Cup

World Archery Championships
• 2021 (Yankton): Silver in mixed team event
Abhishek Verma posing with silver medal in mixed team event at the World Archery Championship 2021 held in Yankton
• 2022 (Birmingham): Bronze in compound mixed team event
Abhishek Verma (centre) after winning bronze medal in compound mixed team event at the 2022 World Archery Championship held in Birmingham

National Championship
• 2022: Gold medal in the compound men’s team event at the 36th National Games in Gujarat
• 2022: Two gold and a silver medal in the Individual, team, and mixed team categories at the 41st Senior National Archery Championship
• 2023: 3 gold and one bronze
Awards• Arjuna Award (2014)
Abhishek Verma receiving Arjuna Award
• Rajiv Gandhi State Award for outstanding excellence in Sports (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 June 1989 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 34 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureAbhishek Verma's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownModel Town, New Delhi
SchoolGovernment School in Model Town, New Delhi
College/UniversityHansraj College, Delhi University
ReligionHinduism
Abhishek Verma visiting a temple
CasteJat
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date14 July 2016
Abhishek Verma's wedding image
Family
Wife/SpouseSonali Verma (entrepreneur)
Abhishek Verma with his wife
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Shaurya Verma
• Atharv Verma
Abhishek Verma with his children
ParentsFather- Surender Verma (businessman)
Mother- Name Not Known
Abhishek Verma's parents
SiblingsBrother- Abhineet Verma (businessman)
Abhishek Verma's brother
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionFortuner
Abhishek Verma's Instagram post about his car
Bikes CollectionRoyal Enfield
Abhishek Verma with his son posing on his bike

Abhishek Verma

Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhishek Verma

  • Abhishek Verma is an Indian archer and an Assistant Commissioner at the Income Tax Department who has won many gold medals in various international archery championships. His world ranking in 2023 is No. 10 while his Asia rank and India rank stand at No 1. In 2022, he won a gold medal in the compound Men’s team event and a silver in an individual event at the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou.
  • When he was in class 8, he asked his PT teacher about which sport he should play, to which his teacher randomly replied Archery. He did what his teacher told him and after a few days, he started practising with a wooden bow. In an interview, he said that the first time he shot an arrow, he felt a connection to the game.
  • According to him, before he chose archery, he used to play lawn tennis. Since his parents could not afford to buy a lawn tennis kit for him, he decided to quit the sport and opt for archery.
  • He started playing archery in 2002. He used to practice regularly at the Delhi University Ground. He used to take part in sub-junior and national competitions. In 2005, he became a national champion.

    Abhishek Verma in 2002 when he started practising archery

    Abhishek Verma in 2002 when he started practising archery

  • In an interview, he said that he was not academically good, so his parents were proud that he chose archery and was doing well in it.
  • In 2006, he joined the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and started playing in various national tournaments there.

    Abhishek Verma with his coach when he started winning national championships

    Abhishek Verma with his coach when he started winning national championships

  • In 2011, he started preparing for his participation in world championships. At that time, the compound model was new in India, so with the help of his coaches and the internet, he learned about it.
  • In the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, he earned a gold medal in the men’s compound archery team competition alongside Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar. Additionally, he secured a silver medal in the men’s individual compound event.

    Abhishek Verma (centre) at the 2014 Asian Games posing with gold medal in the men's compound archery team competition

    Abhishek Verma (centre) at the 2014 Asian Games posing with a gold medal in the men’s compound archery team competition

  • In 2017, at the Archery World Cup stage one championship in Shanghai, the Indian men’s compound team, comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither, and Amanjeet Singh, won the bronze medal by defeating Colombia with a score of 226–221.
  • He was felicitated by the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Sushil Chandra for winning a gold medal in the compound team category at the Archery World Cup in 2017.

    Abhishek Verma being felicitated by the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes

    Abhishek Verma being felicitated by the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes

  • In 2020, he became the brand ambassador of POSITIVE, a clothing brand.

    Abhishek Verma beinf selected as the brand ambassador of POSITIVE

    Abhishek Verma being selected as the brand ambassador of POSITIVE

  • On 17 November 2021, he, along with Rishabh Yadav and Aman Saini, earned the bronze medal in the men’s compound archery team event at the 22nd Asian Archery Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • In 2022, he teamed up with Jyothi Surekha Vennam and secured a gold medal in the compound mixed team archery event at the Archery World Cup held in Paris, France.

    Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam posing with gold medal at the 2022 Archery World Cup held in Paris

    Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam posing with gold medal at the 2022 Archery World Cup held in Paris

  • In 2022, it was reported that Abhishek’s wife’s bag containing a laptop, some documents and cash worth Rs. 1 lakh was stolen in Delhi’s Rohini area. A case was registered after which the police saw the CCTV footage and said that,

    We have seen the CCTV footage in which an e-rickshaw is seen approaching the car. We have sent a team to nab the accused. A probe into the matter is underway.”

  •  In 2022, Haryana’s Rishabh Yadav, who had become a national champion, in an interview, said that Abhishek was his mentor. Abhishek and Rishabh’s mothers were classmates, so Abhishek took responsibility for training Yadav when he started the game.

    Abhishek Verma (left) with Rishabh Yadav

    Abhishek Verma (left) with Rishabh Yadav

  • In March 2022, he won two gold and a silver medal in the Individual, team, and mixed team categories at the 41st Senior National Archery Championship (2022) held at Jammu.

    Abhishek Verma posing with his medal at the the 41st Senior National Archery Championship 2022

    Abhishek Verma posing with his medal at the 41st Senior National Archery Championship 2022

  • In October 2022, he won the gold medal in the compound men’s team event at the 36th National Games in Gujarat.

    Abhishek Verma holding the gold medal in the compound men’s team event at the 36th National Games 2022 in Gujarat

    Abhishek Verma holding the gold medal in the compound men’s team event at the 36th National Games 2022 in Gujarat

  • In 2023, he won a gold medal at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre in the Asian Games in mixed team form. Both women’s and men’s teams won gold medals at the tournament.
  • In March 2023, he bagged four medals in the National Championship.

    Abhishek Verma's Instagram post about winning four medals in National Championship

    Abhishek Verma’s Instagram post about winning four medals in National Championship

  • In an interview, he added that he wanted to try rifle shooting so that he could represent India in the Olympics. He lacked this opportunity to represent India in the Olympics because of his genre ‘compound archery’ which is a non-olympian game.
  • He practises for eight to ten hours every day without fail. He does exercises between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. At 11 a.m., he attends his practice session. At 3 p.m., he does another practice session and then heads to the gym to workout.

    Abhishek Verma working out at the gym

    Abhishek Verma working out at the gym

  • In an interview, he said that his role model is wrestler Sushil Kumar.
  • He likes travelling and trying various adventurous activities.

    Abhishek Verma (left) trying river rafting

    Abhishek Verma (left) trying river rafting

  • He likes sketching in his leisure time.

    A sketch made by Abhishek Verma

    A sketch made by Abhishek Verma

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