Anantjeet Singh Naruka is an Indian sports shooter. He bagged a silver medal in the men’s skeet event at the Asian Games 2023 with a score of 58/60. The gold medal was won by Abdullah Al-Rashidi from Kuwait whereas, the silver medal was won by Nasser Al-Attiyah from Qatar.
Anantjeet Singh Naruka was born on Wednesday, 1 July 1998 (age 25 years; as of 2023) in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Anant is an undergraduate student.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Natural Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Anantjeet Singh Naruka’s father, Dalpat Singh Naruka, was a skeet shooter and now owns a business. Anant’s mother is a homemaker. He has 2 sisters, Trisha Singh and Kritika Singh.
Anantjeet Singh Naruka is unmarried.
Anantjeet Singh Naruka started his shooting career in 2012, followed by participating in competitions in 2013. In 2014, Anant participated in the Asian Shotgun Championship. In 2015, he participated in the 59th National Shooting Championship (Shotgun) held in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He beat two national champions, Man Singh and Mairaj Ahmed Khan. In 2015, Anantjeet scored 110 and 12 in the Junior men’s skeet category at the 7th International Junior Shotgun Cup held in Orimattila, Finland. As the Indian team, Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Angadvir Bajwa, and Arjun Mann scored 110, 119, and 102 respectively. In the same year, Anant participated in the 2nd ISSF Junior Cup tournament held at Suhl, Germany. In 2021, he participated in the 64th National Shooting Championship Competition held in Patiala, Punjab, India.
In 2022, he participated in the 66th National Shooting Championship Competition held in New Delhi, India.
In 2023, Anantjeet participated in the 2023 ISSF World Cup in which he finished in the 23rd spot in the individual events at ISSF World Cup Cairo and ISSF World Cup Almaty. He stood at the 6th spot in the mixed team event at the ISSF World Cup Cairo.
In 2023, Ananjeet Singh Naruka participated in the Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China and scored 58/60. In the team event, Anant along with Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Gurjoat Khangura had a combined score of 355. Whereas, China won the gold and Qatar won the silver.
- 2015: Men’s Clay Pigeon Skeet Shooting event at the 59th National Shooting Championship (Shotgun) in Jaipur, India.
- 2015: Junior men’s skeet category at the 7th International Junior Shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland.
- 2015: Team event at the 7th International Junior Shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland.
- 2021: Jaipur Open in Jaipur, India.
- 2014: Junior category of the Asian Shotgun Championship in Jaipur, India.
- 2021: Individual category at the 66th National Shooting Championship Competition held in New Delhi, India
- 2023: Individual category of the men’s skeet event at Asian games in Hangzhou, China.
- 2015: 2nd ISSF Junior Cup Tournament held in Suhl, Germany.
- 2021: Mixed team event at the 66th National Shooting Championship Competition held in New Delhi, India.
- 2022: 66th National Shooting Championship Competition in New Delhi, India.
- 2023: Team event at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Congratulations to our Skeet Men’s Shooting Team of Gurjoat Singh Khangura, Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa on winning the Bronze Medal in the Asian Games. This feat reinforces the spirit of excellence among our athletes. pic.twitter.com/YVY5baWk40
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 27, 2023
- In 2023, Anant received the Rajasthan Gaurav award.
- Sport(s): Table Tennis and Cricket
- Anantjeet Singh Naruka’s personal coach has always been his father, Dalpat Singh Naruka. He used to accompany his father to the Jagatpura shooting range and learn shooting techniques from him. Anant and his father started travelling 130 km every day to Jaipur’s Oases shooting range for his training. Anant’s family belonged to the royal family of Uniara in the Tonk district of Rajasthan which is why he was always surrounded by guns. His grandfather was also a shooter.
- He loves dogs and often shares pictures of him playing with his pet on social media.
- Anant is ranked 39 in the Skeet men’s world ranking.
- He won India’s first silver medal in the men’s skeet at the Asian Games 2023.