Sharpshooter Swapnil

Born on 6th August 1995, Swapnil Kusale is an immensely talented rifle shooter. His career as a sportsman began in 2009, at the mere age of 14. His father, a village school teacher, urged him to join the Maharashtra government’s primary sporting programme, Krida Prabodhini. From his childhood to his youth, Swapnil had always been interested in sports. It was a year after he trained under a rigorous fitness regime at the programme, that he had to choose a sport. He opted for shooting and the rest as they say is history.

“Since then shooting has become my life” he says.

By 2012, he had carved out a niche for himself, and was well-known in not just the junior but also the continental circuit as well. There has been no looking back since then.
In 2013, Lakshya Sports recognized his massive potential and began supporting him in his endeavour to become the best in the field.
Winning tournaments after tournaments, he has truly stolen the limelight!

We take great pride in presenting his achievements:
- Clinched gold in the 50m rifle 3 position event at the Junior Asian Shooting Championship in 2015.
- In the same year, he went on to win Gold in the men’s 50m rifle prone event in the 59th National Shooting Championship beating Chain Singh and Gagan Narang.
- He also won Bronze in the 50m 3 position at the same event.
- Swapnil has also been selected for the Commonwealth Shooting Championships to be held from 28th October 2017.
Gagan Narang is his idol and shooting against him was his proudest moment. “Gagan Narang was my hero growing up and to be competing with him is amazing! The most important thing he has taught me is to stay calm between shots” he says.

Swapnil is sponsored by Lakshya Sports and Ravetkar Group (Pune). They support him in all the necessary expenses required for coaching, equipment, medical facilities as well as travel. A testament of sheer dedication and hardwork, we believe Swapnil has all it takes to become a legend of the game, and leave a lasting legacy.
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