Arjun Verma, a champ from Patiala, a young and talented sportsman started playing this sport right
from the age of 10. A pretty young age for a sport like fencing. He was a student of the Punjab University,
Patiala and loved to read books. Other than reading, Music and dancing are his hobbies. His favorite
sports other than fencing includ Badminton and Cricket. Race Imboden is an idol for him.
His family proved to be the greatest inspiration for choosing fencing as a career of his life. Apart from family, Coach Krishan Kumar and Poonam inspired him in the career.
At the early stage of his career, NIS Patiala, was the training institute for Arjun. Later on, the Army
Sports institute has become his den of practice. At the beginning at the NIS, Krishan Kumar and Mohit
Ashwini were his coaches. Later, at the Army Sports Institute, Oleg Batonov and Vijay Kumar are making
this sportsman train better and brighter.
Arjun comes from a family where his father owns a Private Business of Taxi and Catering, and has three
elder sister. His sisters are the greatest support to the family. After the Board exams of 10th Arjun was asked to choose between sports and studies. He came up with a Silver medal in Cadet national and his path became clear.
He played for the Inter-State competitions and represented the Punjab State. He was even awarded cash price for his performance. Arjun’s ambition is to be the first fencer of India who is to won medal in the Asian and Olympic games.
|61||Non official||Taipei (Chinese Taipei)|
|25||Zone Championships||Korat (Thailand)|
|55||Zone Championships||Wuxi (China)|
|32||Zone Championships||Manama (Bahrain)|
|184||World Cup||San José (USA)|