Sonia Sharma

  • Sport : Shooting - 10m Air Pistol (SH1A)
  • Date of Birth : 19/9/1995
  • Hometown : Agra
  • Current Training Base : Eklavya Stadium, Agra
  • Nature of Disability : Congenital absence of right hand; Contraction of elbow flexion at 90% (By Birth)

Sonia's STORY

Sonia had a chance to witness shooting in one of her school camps and instantly developed an interest for the sport. However, she stopped playing the sport due to her father’s illness and resumed playing again in 2015.

Sonia used to rely on YouTube videos to educate herself and despite not having the best training facilities, she has won medals at National Shooting Championships and finished 6th at the 2017 Shooting World Cup in UAE.

Her promising performance in Dubai saw her shortlisted and eventually selected for support under the GoSports Foundation Para Champions Programme 2017-18.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Gold medal in the 10m Air pistol team event at the Para Shooting World Cup, Bangkok Thailand, 2018
  • Finished 6th at the 2017 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in UAE
  • Silver medal at the 2016 National Shooting Championship

Tentative Competition Schedule till 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio (7th- 18th September)

Competition Location Date Add Event
Berlin Open - 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Berlin, Germany 13th to 17th July Add to my calendar
IPC Athletics World Grand Prix Final-2016 London, Great Britain 23rd to 24th July Add to my calendar