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Hemant V. Jadhav

Owner/Founder Of Foresightshooting Academy, Internationally Qualified Coach

Hemant V. Jadhav is an Internationally qualified Coach from the ISSF Shooting Academy (Munich) with an additional Diploma of Honour awarded by the ISSF Academy for ‘Outstanding Homework’ submitted for the ‘C’ Licence Course conducted at Munich, Germany in 2001.

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Hemant V. Jadhav

Owner/Founder Of Foresightshooting Academy, Internationally Qualified Coach

Hemant V. Jadhav is an Internationally qualified Coach from the ISSF Shooting Academy (Munich) with an additional Diploma of Honour awarded by the ISSF Academy for ‘Outstanding Homework’ submitted for the ‘C’ Licence Course conducted at Munich, Germany in 2001.

Hemant's 10 meter Air Pistol Shooting Background

Hemant took to shooting at a very early age, following the footsteps of his illustrious father – Late Lt. Col. V. P. Jadhav (The Poona Horse) who himself was a crack shot and an accomplished Polo player and Horseman.

In 1983, he participated in the PMTC (Pistol Marksmanship & Training Course) conducted at the Worli Shooting Ranges by none other than the 1984 Asian Games Silver Medalist in Rapid Fire Pistol, - Mr. Sharad Chauhan.

Hemant's Achievements in 10 meter Air Pistol Shooting as an Shooter

He stood First in the Course and having spotted the talent in him, Mr. Sharad Chauhan motivated him to seriously take up pistol shooting by providing him with an Air Pistol for training.

In those days, Pistol Shooting was not a ‘Career Option’ hence for the next nine years, Hemant had to shelve his passion for shooting in order to pursue his professional career. He however returned back to be a fulltime shooter nine years later at the age of 31 in 1991.

He was once again supported by Mr. Chauhan and Mr. Dhiren Bhatia – ‘D’ Ward Shooting Club which enabled him to win the Gold medal in Individual Category (Air Pistol) with a score of 368/400 at the 2nd G.V. Mavlankar in 1992.

He went on to represent his home state- Maharashtra in the National Shooting Championships and two National Games (Bangalore and Imphal) from 1991 to 2000, winning several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals (Individual & Team categories) at various State & National level in the Air Pistol and Free Pistol events. His highest score was 568/600 in the National Games at Imphal while his training scores were 570+.

Physical injuiry put's an end to Shooting career as an Shooter

In 1998 he began experiencing severe and excruciating pain in his neck and right shoulder (shooting arm). This was diagnosed as a severe case of Spondylitis. For which he had to undergo an emergency operation which put an abrupt end to his shooting career.

Unable to pursue his ‘first love’ and passion for shooting led to a great deal of frustration. It was Late Mr. B.P. Bam (eminent Sports Psychologist) who was instrumental in convincing him to take up ‘Coaching’.

Mr. Bam had taken special interest in him and supported him in every stage of his shooting and coaching career.

Thus from a shooter he donned the new avatar of a ‘coach’ and the same drive, fire and passion he had for shooting was channelized into coaching. In the process he produced several International Junior Shooters some of whom also won international medals.

Hemant's vision behind starting this Online 10 meter Air Pistol Shooting training website

One aspect of shooting which bothered him was the lack of organized coaching in India. He himself had learnt shooting the hard way – without a proper coach. Even though India is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the world, in the arena of shooting, haphazard coaching has led to many talented shooters giving up the sport.

There are many young shooters in the remotest parts of India, who have no access to coaching facilities, with such shooters in mind, Hemant decided to set up a website which would enable such people to access quality coaching which would help them to achieve their goals of becoming International Shooters.

With this goal in mind www.foresightshooting.com has come into existence.