The 21st Rajasthan State Shooting Championship is currently taking place at Jaipur Jagatpura, organized by the Rajasthan Rifle Association. During the competition, Manvi Soni and Mahika Kitawat, two promising young shooters from Udaipur, have brought great honor to Mewar by securing individual gold and silver medals in the double trap shooting competition of the shotgun category. Manvi Soni and Mahika Kitawat are regular practice partners in Jaipur. During the medal ceremony, Girdhar Pratap Singh, the Vice President of Rajasthan Rifle Association, and Shashank Korani, the Secretary, felicitated both the talented shooters with medals to acknowledge their remarkable achievements.
Manvi Soni, known as the "Golden Girl," boasts an impressive history of achievements in shooting. She has secured an individual gold medal in the prestigious World Cup, showcasing her exceptional skills on the international stage. Moreover, Manvi has been a dominant force in the state shooting scene, clinching the state gold medal for three consecutive years, highlighting her consistency and prowess in the sport. On the other hand, Mahika Kitawat has demonstrated her talent as a state champion in the 10-meter air rifle event. Her success at the state level indicates her potential and dedication to shooting sports. Both Manvi and Mahika's accomplishments reflect the rich shooting culture in Rajasthan and stand as a source of pride for their hometown of Udaipur in Mewar.
Despite facing challenges, such as the lack of a shotgun range in Udaipur, Mahika's commitment to her sport has led her to practice in Jaipur, where she continues to excel and bring laurels to her region. The recognition and honors bestowed upon them by the Rajasthan Rifle Association further underscore their remarkable achievements and contributions to the shooting community. Mahika's father, Kishan Singh Kitawat, shared that his daughter used to practice at the Mewar Shooting Club in Udaipur, under the guidance of Dr. Jitendra Singh Maida. However, due to the unavailability of a shotgun range in Udaipur at present, she is required to practice in Jaipur.
The efforts and achievements of these young shooters demonstrate the talent and dedication prevalent in the state of Rajasthan, and they serve as an inspiration to aspiring athletes in the region.
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