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Narwal targets all Junior & Senior world records by 2020

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Promising Indian shooter said he wants to have the Senior and Junior world records in his name by 2020 Games.

"This is a challenge to myself to get all the World Records - Junior and Senior Qualification and Finals - by 2020. Winning the gold at the 2020 Paralympics is also a dream. And I will give my 100 per cent to achieve that," told Asian Committee.

The 17-year-old had narrowly missed out on a medal at the Al Ain 2019 World Shooting Parasport in February, despite having pulled off a Junior Qualification World record when he shot 579 points in P1 Men's 10 Air Pistol SH1 qualifying round.

He eventually finished fourth in the finals. He was the silver medallist in the same event last year.

"I was disappointed. I am learning to cope with all these setbacks. It's important to sometime forget the defeats and keep working towards bigger goals, like the World Championships and the Paralympics," said the shooter from

"I believe I didn't control my emotions well. Also, I was little nervous. I need to practice more. There are several World Cups in the coming months. I will try to be better," he added.

In his first senior Nationals, finished with two gold medals, before he picked up another five golds and a record in the 2017 National Championships. He also had an individual silver each at the 2017 and 2017

Last year, he won eight gold and one silver in the Senior Nationals. In 2018, he won three gold medals at in and also secured a 2020 quota place for

At the Asian Para Games 2018, he brought home India's only gold from the shooting range. He clinched the gold in the P1 men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 with a Games record, bagged a Junior World record en-route and took the silver in P4 50m Pistol Mixed SH1 finals.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:05 IST
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