Siachen warrior Sandeep now aims for Paris glory in shooting

New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) Indian shooter Sandeep Singh’s steely resolve to fight his inner demons and come back stronger as a sports shooter came in the hostile environment of Siachen, the highest battle-field in the world, where he endured temperatures as low as -40 degrees C and stayed in a tent cooking his own food like a caveman.

Sandeep, the 10m air rifle shooter, who showed great determination to hang on in the face of stiff challenge from rival shooters to win the Olympic Selection Trials and secure a Paris berth earlier this year, said that grind in the tough environment, will help him achieve success in Paris.

“It’s like you are alone in the snowy wilderness at -40 degrees C. The food also you have to prepare alone in the camp,” Sandeep, 28, told

Source: PTI News


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