A.V.S. Bajwa is a 29-year-old Indian skeet shooter. He achieved a perfect score of 60 in the last round of skeet, setting a new world record.
The men’s skeet junior team of A.V.S. Bajwa Anant Naruka, and Arjun Mann took first place in the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships, held in Kuwait City. At the junior level, A.V.S. Bajwa also took first place in the individual competition.
A.V.S. Bajwa Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
A.V.S. Bajwa shot a 119 out of a possible 125 in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, and thus did not advance to the final round. His final round score of 60 in the men’s skeet competition at the 2018 Asian Shotgun Championships in Kuwait City.
It was good enough to win him the gold medal. India had never won a skeet gold medal at a continental or global competition before. A.V.S. Bajwa is currently living in Italy, has been training in the northern Italian town of Lonato with members of the national teams of Kuwait and Qatar while “getting his instructions remotely” from his Norwegian coach, Tore Brovold.
In contrast to the rest of his teammates who are training together under the guidance of a small group of instructors in Zagreb. Croatia in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, his individual training schedule is considerably different.
After the pandemic postponed the Games by a year, A.V.S. Bajwa has a shotgun range at home and tried his hand at pistol shooting before switching to skeet, has remained in close contact with his instructor via video calling.
On Monday, India’s A.V.S. Bajwa placed 18th in the men’s skeet event at the Tokyo Olympics, and his older compatriot Mairaj Ahmad Khan placed 25th. At the Asaka Range, the 25-year-old A.V.S. Bajwa Olympic Games Tokyo 2020shot 120 across five series, while the younger Mairaj only managed 117.
Aiming for a spot in the finals after the first three rounds, A.V.S. Bajwa Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 slept in a respectable 11th place but was eliminated from contention after missing his goal three times on the second day of qualification.
But Mairaj finished in last place with a 117-point tally after posting 25s, 24s, 22s, and 23s throughout the competition. While Eric Delaunay of France set a new Olympic record with a score of 124+6 (including shoot-off), Tammaro Cassandro of Italy scored 124+5 to come second.
On day three of the shooting competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, A.V.S. Bajwa missed only two targets out of 75. Putting him in eleventh position on count back in Men’s Skeet and within striking distance of a spot in the finals of the event.
A.V.S. Bajwa Olympic Games Tokyo 2020shot the first three series of qualifying on Sunday at the Asaka Shooting range and scored 25,24,24; he will return on Monday to shoot the remaining two series.