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Asher Noria

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Asher Noria

Born: 20 November 1992

  • He is an Indian shooter.
  • He has won several national and international medals for India.
  • He is the only shooter in the world who has won the double trap event of the International Shooting Junior World Cup for two consecutive years.
  • He represented Andhra Pradesh in national level competitions winning several medals.
  • From 2007 onwards, he started winning medals for India in international competitions.
  • His foray into international competitions began with Cyprus World Championships where he finished sixth.
  • At the Kuwait Asian Shooting Championships, he met Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum, his idol and the gold medal winner in the double trap event at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
  • He found this meeting to be inspirational and holds it close to his heart.
  • At the 2008 Singapore Open, He won his first international gold medal.
  • His next gold medal came 2 months later at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, where he bettered the national record set by Rajyavardhan Rathore at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
  • He won the gold medal at the 2009 International Junior World Cup Shooting Championship in the same category.
  • At the 2010 World Championships in Munich, He won the gold medal in junior double trap event.
  • In the process, he also created a new national record in the junior category.
  • In appreciation of his performance in Munich, the Sahara Group felicitated Noria with a cash prize of ₹300,000 (US$4,300).

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