Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Ayonika Paul – 10m air rifle

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Ayonika Paul (born 23 September 1992) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 meter air rifle event. She won the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She studied at Swami Vivekananda high school in Chembur in Mumbai. Ayonika Paul was once an excellent swimmer but slowly her interest developed in the rifle shooting. She had earlier won Bronze in ISSF World Cup 2014 in Slovenia.

She has been part of the Lakshya Shooting Club since 2015 training at Karnala Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai training under the guidance of Olympian Suma Shirur in her preparations for Rio 2016

Ayonika Paul has been confirmed by the Selection Committee of NRAI to represent India at the Rio Olympics 2016.