14-year-old Assam boy Hriday Hazarika, has been selected for the Indian Shooting Team to participate in 9th Asian Airgun Championship. He is in 10 meter air rifle category in the championship which will take place in Iran in December.
He will represent India in youth category (U-18) and is the third shooter from Assam to be in the National Shooting Team. He hails from Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district and started his career at Sankardev College shooting range. He has already participated in three national championships, two zonal competition, one GV Mavlangkar shooting competition, two KSS shooting championships.
He has won five gold medals so far. He won gold with a new national record of 618.8 points in youth category at 15 KSS Shooting Championship last year in Trivandrum. He also represented Assam in the 35th National Games held in 2015 in Kerala.
He regularly practices shooting at Assam Rifle and Shooting Association shooting range under the guidance of Bhaba Kalita, secretary of the State shooting body.