The Indian shooter competes in the 10m Air Pistol event.
Pooja Agarwal wins two Silver medals at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup held in Lima, Peru. Working as a Manager at Indian Bank, she trains at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range under Purnatva Shooting Academy.
The Indian para shooter had met with a tragic accident and suffered a trilateral amputation in 2012. She started shooting in the year 2016 after joining the Indian Bank in the year 2014. Since then, she is leading an inspirational journey as a specially abled sharpshooter by beating down all the challenges.
From struggling with her day to day chores to become a fiercely independent woman, Pooja’s journey demonstrates sheer resilience and willpower to fight against the odds and create a mark for herself. The pandemic propelled her to launch her own Youtube channel ‘Pooja Agarwal PCreations’ to educate and encourage other specially abled individuals to lead an independent life by overpowering the challenges and undertake tasks smartly without impeding their day to day activities.
Her event is 10m Air Pistol (SH1A) and she ranks 12th in the world and 11th in Asia amongst para shooters. In 2017, Pooja Agarwal won her first international medal at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain, UAE. She also won a Silver medal at the 61st National Shooting Championship that year. Later she went on to win a Gold medal at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup (2018).
Pooja Agarwal remarked, “I am thrilled to have won two Silver medals at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup. Even though I was dealt a bad hand, I learnt to adapt, fight against the odds and lead an independent life. During the course of the pandemic, I have taken it upon myself to support and educate other specially abled individuals to lead a normal life through my Youtube videos.”
“I’m also grateful to Indian Bank for having given wings to my dreams and championing my cause. I truly believe that if you’re determined to work towards your dream, the sky’s the limit! I aspire to win the 2021 Paralympic Gold for India and bring laurels to our India Bank as well as empower specially abled people across the nation,” she concluded.