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Indian double trap shooter to become world No. 1

other Updated: Jul 27, 2011 16:07 IST
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Come August 1 and India's champion double-trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi will become the world number one in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) rankings.

The numero uno status will add to Sodhi's growing list of honours and achievements in recent years -- he has recently won a bronze medal at the ISSF shotgun World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia.

The unassuming shooter, naturally, is thrilled at the prospect.

"It will be great for me if I become the world number one. I am delighted at the prospect." Sodhi told PTI.

Sodhi, who had clinched a London Olympics quota spot with a silver medal at the World Cup stage in Beijing earlier this year, said his ultimate ambition is to win a medal at the quadrennial extravaganza.

"Ranking keeps on changing. If I become world number one, I am not going to be holding on to that position forever. But, an Olympic medal is something that stays with you all your life," Sodhi said.

The Ferozepur-born shooter, who had once shot a perfect 50 in the final of an ISSF World Cup in Lonato on his way to a world record gold medal-winning effort, thanked those who had played a role in shaping his career.

"What I am today is because of my country. I am also grateful to everyone who has helped me. I was fortunate to be in good company," said Sodhi, currently world number two.