Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2009
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Fīrozpur, Punjab, India
Ronjan Sodhi is an Indian trap shooter. He won two silver medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games. In 2011, he became first Indian to successfully defend a World Cup title. He is also a recipient of the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (2013). Ronjan was born on 23rd October 1979 in Ferozapur in Punjab. He belongs to a royal family and his father’s name is Malwinder Singh Sodhi. He took part in the 2010 Lonato ISSF World Cup and set a new world record and grabbed the gold medal in the double trap event. He won platinum medal in the men’s double trap singles event in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held on 6th October 2010. He won the silver medal in the men’s double trap pairs in the same event. He won the gold medal in the men’s double trap event at the Asian Games 2010. He won the silver medal in the 2011 ISSF World Cup at Beijing in China. He became the only Indian to get to the top in the ISSF World Rankings. He got an entry to 2012 London Olympics after he won the silver medal at 2011 ISSF World Cup.