Updated: November 12, 2020 1:04:10 pm
2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Shreyasi Singh, who has now become an elected legislator from Bihar’s Jamui seat, has plans to turn the place into a sports city. The shooter had won a gold medal in the double trap shooting event at CWG games in Australia’s Gold Coast and is the only woman from the state to be honoured with the Arjuna Awards.
Singh said her priority will be to eradicate unemployment and illiteracy from her constituency. She then added that she would also look to turn Jamui into a sports city, since Bihar has good potential in producing sportsperson but it is due to lack of platform, the state misses out from producing good athletes.
“Since I am an athlete, I wish to develop Jamui as a sports city,” Singh told India TV.
“It is wrong to say that Bihar lacks talent. It is about a platform, opportunities..we will work in this direction,” she added.
Shooter Shreyasi Singh: From winning 2018 CWG gold to becoming BJP MLA in Bihar
Contesting the elections banking on her father, Singh won the tussle by a margin of 41,049 votes, securing 79,603 votes, while her rival from RJD, Vijay Kumar, got 38,554 votes.
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