Mehuli Ghosh is an Indian shooter who was born on November 20, of the year 2000. Mehuli Ghosh competes internationally in junior shooting tournaments on behalf of India. Ghosh was the only shooting athlete from India to advance to the finals of the 2018 junior tournament, which took place in the Czech Republic, out of 123 competitors.
There, Ghosh came in eighth place. After a shoot-off with Martina Veloso, she took home a silver medal in the women’s 10m air rifle event at the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Mehuli Ghosh was rated 14th in Asia and 36th overall as of the month of September of the year 2023.
In the year 2014, she became a member of the Serampore Rifle Club. Mehuli Ghosh struck someone by accident during practice, and the club banned her. Joydeep Karmarkar, an Arjuna Awardee and past Indian Olympian finalist, later served as Mehuli’s coach and mentor.
The Joydeep Karmarkar Shooting Academy served as her training ground. Mehuli Ghosh qualified for the Pune-based Indian National Shooting Championships in the year 2016. At the national championships, Mehuli Ghosh won seven silver medals and two gold ones.
She was declared the Best Shooter at the 2017 National Championships, where Mehuli Ghosh took home eight gold, three bronze, and other medals.
In the year 2017, she competed in the Czech Republic’s preparation junior shooting competition, placing seventh overall. At the Junior World Shooting Championship, which was held in Germany, she came in 17th place.
With a stellar score of 420.1, Mehuli won the title of Asian Champion in Wako City, Japan, in the month of December of the year 2017. Mehuli Ghosh also secured a quota spot for the 2018 Youth Olympics thanks to this incredible achievement.
Mehuli Ghosh created history in the month of March of the year 2018 when she became the youngest athlete from India to win two medals at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico. Mehuli Ghosh even created a new Junior World Record while competing.
She demonstrated her talent on a global platform by qualifying to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After a shoot-off with Martina Veloso, she took home silver in the women’s 10m air rifle competition at the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The year 2019 saw her win a gold medal in Nepal during the South Asian Games.
At the 2020 Sportstar Aces Awards, Ghosh received the “Female Young Athlete of the Year” honor.
Achievements and Titles
- World finals: Mehuli Ghosh Finished the game in 7th position at the junior shooting competition in the Czech Republic in the month of May of the year 2017. In the year 2018, ISSF World Cup Mehuli Ghosh won 2 Bronze medals for the country.
- National finals: 2016-2 Gold; 7 Silver. 2017– 8 Gold, 3 Bronze
Full name: Mehuli Ghosh
National Team: Shooting Team
Date of Birth: 20 November 2000
Age: 22 Years
Education: Techno India Group Public School, Chinsurah, Hooghly
Years active: 2014–present
Event(s): Air rifle