New Delhi On the age of 14, Delhi-based Naamya Kapoor has etched her title in historical past through turning into the youngest to win a medal at ISSF Junior Global Championships 2021, Lima (Peru). And it’s simply no longer any medal, it’s a gold that this youngster has clinched in 25 metre pistol taking pictures match!
Speaking to us from Peru, the deft participant exclaimed, “Ab toh Papa ko mujhe iPhone dilana padega” when requested about her first response after successful. In reality the younger gun was once fast to shoot this request again house to her oldsters in Delhi’s Rajouri Lawn.
The 9th grader remembers how she took to taking pictures after “accompanying elder sister” to the taking pictures apply, and the gruelling commute of over 40 kms, a technique, on a regular basis through street, to succeed in the taking pictures vary to apply. “Papa organized for a automobile and driving force for us. And I used to move with my mom and elder sister, Khushi (who additionally practices taking pictures). I used to stand up at 6am on a regular basis and commute to Faridabad to practise on the taking pictures vary as now we have our trainer and a 25 metre taking pictures vary there handiest. It was once a day by day up and down, and just one weekly off we were given.” On a just right day, Kapoor says, “If the visitors was once much less it could take 3 hours back and forth else it took a lot more if there may be rain or visitors. It positive will get tiring through the tip of the day. And I want there was once a variety nearer to house, so I may apply extra and relaxation extra. However because it’s at all times taught to us: Kuchh paane ke liye kuchh khona padta hai!”
“It’s arduous paintings of about 3 years. I love consuming non-vegetarian meals most commonly. However ever since we started taking pictures, there’s a focal point on nutritious diet, so needed to persist with what was once urged… I am hoping I’m ready to proceed being higher and make my oldsters proud,” opines the sports activities celebrity within the making. And when requested about who’s her favorite sportsperson, she’s fast to respond: “Shooter Sourabh Chaudhary!”
And as for the fam, it’s unquestionably a second of delight to now look ahead to the champ to go back house with glory. Her father, Parveen Kapoor, a businessman, informs how her younger one’s faculty supported her goals, and provides: “Champions don’t seem to be made in a single day. Folks ki, trainer ki, bachche ki, sabki mehnat hoti hai. Sports activities ko manage to pay for karna bhi mushkil hai. It’s pricey… Naamya attends faculty as soon as every week and handiest seems for checks, so as to dedicate herself full-time to the game. Tabhi toh yahan tak pahuch payi hai.”
The gold medallist is scheduled to go back to India at the 13th of this month, and her mom is bound elated to welcome the champ house! “As a guardian, jeet ke baad ki feeling kaise bayaan karein… Koi bhi participant saalon mein jaakar banta hai. Humko ab pata chal raha hai,” says Gunjan Kapoor, her mom.
Her uncle Sanjeev Rajput, a three-time Olympian and Arjuna Awardee, chips in, “I’m more than pleased to peer Naamya win the gold medal. Everybody within the circle of relatives feels really nice to peer a tender member of the circle of relatives doing so neatly. It’s the start even though and I’m positive with arduous paintings and determination she is going to deliver a large number of laurels for our nation!”
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