Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Anūppur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Omkar Singh is an Indian sports shooter. He was born on 8 August 1984 in Kotma Colliery, Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India. He won three gold medals and a silver medal in shooting events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. On 5 October 2010, Omkar Singh and Deepak Sharma won a silver medal in the Men's 50 metre pistol pairs at the Commonwealth games. Omkar Singh won his first gold medal in the Men's 50 metre pistol singles on 6 October 2010. The next day, he paired up with Gurpreet Singh to win the gold medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol (Pairs). On 8 October 2010, he won a gold medal in the Men's 10m Air Pistol (Single). Omkar Singh belongs to the Kotma Colliery in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh. His father was a teacher in the South Eastern Coal Fields Limited (SECL) School. In 2012, he was given the Arjuna Award.