|Physical Stats & More|
|ISSF Sports Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Event(s)||• Shooting SK125
• Skeet Mixed Team
• Skeet Team Men
|Coach(es)/Mentor(s)||• Vincent Hancock (American Olympic athlete)
• Tore Brovold (Norwegian shooter)
2015: Asian Shooting Championship in the Men’s Junior Skeet event in Kuwait City
2015: Asian Shooting Championship in the Men’s Junior Team skeet event in Kuwait City
2018: National Shooting Championship
2018: Asian Shotgun Championships in the Men’s skeet event in Kuwait city
2019: Asian Shooting Championship in the Men’s skeet event in Doha
2021: ISSF World Cup in the Skeet Team event in Delhi, India
2021: ISSF World Cup in the Mixed Team event in Delhi, India
2021: ISSF World Cup in the Men’s Skeet Team event in Delhi, India
2019: Asian Shooting Championships in the in the Mixed Team Skeet event in Doha
2019: Summer Universiade in the Men’s skeet event in Naples
2021: ISSF World Cup in the Skeet Team event in Cairo Egypt
|Record||World record of 60/60 in in men’s skeet shooting at the Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kuwait City The Bridge|
|Date of Birth||29 November 1995 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||25 Years|
|School||Sherwood College in Nainital, Uttarakhand|
|College/University||Manav Rachna University, Chandigarh|
|Educational Qualification||• The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (quit in midway)
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|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Gurpal Singh Bajwa (owns a hospitality business in Canada)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Shooting Training Venue||Cyprus|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Angad Vir Singh Bajwa
- Angad Vir Singh Bajwa is an Indian shooter, and his forté is skeet shooting.
- While he was a teenager, he started his training in pistol shooting, but later, he opted for shotgun shooting as he found shotgun shooting more interesting. In an interview, Angad shared that how he developed an interest in shooting.
It basically started as a hobby, eight years back. I was always interested in guns and stuff like that. Dad put me up into the game, my interest started to boom and everything else worked out well. It was pretty difficult because I got into a university in Vancouver. I broke the national record there in Canada. Then I had two things. I knew I had to play the sport, but my studies would have been very difficult for my shooting. I couldn’t have done both things at the same time. I took a stand and dad was pretty supportive when I came back. I started doing really well, but it was pretty tough to decide.”
- To pursue his higher studies, he moved to Canada and represented his university The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in various shooting tournaments. He became the youngest Canadian open champion in 2014.
- He then decided to quit his studies in Canada and returned to India and continued his studies in Chandigarh. Apart from studies, he continued his shooting practice.
- In the National Shotgun Championship 2019, he received the National Champion title.
- In an interview, when he was asked how he handled pressure during his matches. He said,
My coach has told me to remain calm. World Championships are tougher, the Olympics has a lot of hype around it and so I should not put myself under pressure.”
- During an interview, he talked about losing in one of the Asian Games. He said,
Missing the final in the Asian Games by two shots hurt a little but then that’s shooting for you. I learnt from the experience and it also helped me understand some flaws in my technique. I worked on my gun swing and training under Brovold sir was more of boosting my mental strength. Training and practice with such shooters make one belief in one’s ability. Talking with national coach Jitinder Beniwal has also helped me. The next quota places for the Tokyo Olympics will be on offer at the World Cup in Mexico next year and my aim will to maintain consistency in the trials and thereafter.”
- He practised skeet shooting at the outdoor range built on his farmhouse in Dera Bassi, Chandigarh during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and 2021. During an interview, he shared how the coronavirus pandemic affected his game in 2020. He said,
It was a setback initially but then you cannot do anything about it. My coach, who is an Olympic silver medallist from the Beijing Games, really helped me out. He said you will get another year of experience. When the pandemic began, we had a trial going on in Delhi. I finished my trial, went back home and the lockdown was announced. I was lucky that I was at home because I have a gym. My diet was in control, I got my diet and training in order. When the lockdown opened, I trained at my home range in Chandigarh.”
- In 2021, he was selected in the Olympic quota to represent India in skeet shooting at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which was postponed in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Angad loves to play squash in his leisure time.
- He is an avid animal lover and owns two pet dogs.
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- Angad is a fitness enthusiast and regularly visit the gym.
- The veteran Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan posted on Facebook in 2021 that Angad’s father was his classmate in the 1958 class of Sherwood College in Nainital, Uttarakhand. The actor often sends congratulatory messages to Angad on his success.
- During an interview, when he was asked how he felt when he was on the podium and the national anthem was played? He said,
Our national anthem is the best because it’s a different feeling altogether. It’s something else, you get goosebumps. I remember all my podium moments when the flag went up. It’s an unmatched feeling.”