(Last Updated on : 03/01/2015)
Asher Noria is an Indian Athlete
. He is hailing from Hyderabad
, the capital city of both Telangana
and Andhra Pradesh
. He has won numerous national and international medals for India. He is the only shooter in the world who has won the double trap event of the International Shooting Junior World Cup for two consecutive years.
Early Life of Asher Noria
Asher Noria was born on 20th November in the year 1992. Asher Noria is the son of Gusti Jall Noria, a former double trap specialist from India. He is the younger brother of Youhan Noria, an ex-national shooter. He picked up shooting from his father at a very young age. His mother was Mita Noria and father supported him by being there with him when he participated at competitions. He has come from a shooting family; shooting skills came naturally to Noria. As an 11-year old in 2005, Asher Noria participated in the double trap event. He was first seen at a shooting championship in Hyderabad.
Career of Asher Noria
Asher Noria originally started his career as a trap shooter. He switched to double trap owing to his success in it. Asher Noria was trained for five months under the guidance of Ronjan Sodhi. Asher Noria is trained for physical fitness using team games, cardio routines and running around Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
Asher Noria represented Andhra Pradesh in national level competitions winning several medals. From 2007 onwards, Asher Noria started winning medals for India in international competitions.
Asher Norias foray into international competitions began with Cyprus World Championships where he finished sixth. At the Kuwait Asian Shooting Championships, Asher Noria met Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum, his idol and the gold medal winner in the double trap event at the 2004 Summer Olympics
. Asher Noria found this meeting to be inspirational and holds it close to his heart.
Asher Noria won his first international gold medal at the 2008 Singapore Open. His next gold medal came 2 months later at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, where he bettered the national record set by Rajyavardhan Rathore at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Asher Noria won the gold medal at the 2009 International Junior World Cup Shooting Championship in the same category. At the 2010 World Championships in Munich, Asher Noria won the gold medal in junior double trap event.
In the process, Asher Noria also created a new national record in the junior category. In appreciation of his performance in Munich, the Sahara Group felicitated Asher Noria with a cash prize of INR300000.