Career Highlights: Son of former India shooter and Arjuna Award winner Gurbir Singh Sandhu, Manavjit started his shooting career at a very young age. He tasted early success internationally at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia where he won the gold medal. This was followed by a silver at the Asian Games at Bangkok, a feat repeated at the 2002 Busan Asian Games. He participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics but failed to make his mark there. The year 2006 was the most prolific one of his career. He won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, silver at the Asian Games, four gold medals at the Asian Clay Shooting Championships and yet another gold at the ISSF World Shooting Championships. Following this impressive performance, he was ranked number one in the world. In the same year, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting accolade. He was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympics shooting team but finished a disappointing 10th. At the 2010 Commonwealth Shooting Championships, he bagged the gold and followed it up with another gold medal at the Shooting World Cup in Mexico. Sandhu secured his place for the 2012 London Olympics when he won the gold medal at the Asian Shooting Championships.