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Samresh Jung Biography

Samresh Jung, an eminent sports personality who has carved out a niche for himself in the arena of shooting, was born on 5th May 1970. Samresh Jung, who specializes in the category of air pistol, has many a claim to his fame and has been heaped with numerous awards and accolades. A resident of New Delhi, Jung is an employee of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

It can be said the shooting was infused in the blood of the player who hails from a family with a long lineage of successful shooters.

Samresh Jung made his country India proud after winning two gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Jung and his partner Jaspal Rana had emerged victorious in the events of the Men’s free pistol pairs and the 25 m standard pistol pairs. Jung was also the proud recipient of the Arjuna award for the year 2002, the highest honor conferred by the Government of India for excellence in the world of sports.

Popularly nicknamed “Goldfinger” for his dexterous hands and accurate shots, Jung was awarded the distinguished David Dixon Award at the 18th Commonwealth Games, an honor that is bestowed upon the best athlete of the Commonwealth Games. It was at this international event that Jung bagged a total of 8 medals, namely 1 bronze medal, 2 silver and 5 gold medallions. He also won two gold medals in the 1997 South Asian Federation Games (SAF) and a silver medal in the year 2005. His spectacular performance at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games earned him the recognition of the best sports person in the meet.