CHHAYA ADAK ( born 10 June 1967 ) she is a ARJUNA AWADE in weightlifting and also a international level shooting champion
was born in a middle class farmer family in Mashila village of Howrah District. In 1983 she was introduce to sports
through shot put and discus and used to practice at Dumurjala ground
Chhaya was first noticed on 24 Feb 1986 she won the first medal in weightlifting at Jaipur under the training of Babulal Mukherjee That day she realized that she had reached to the path and started all-out effort toward sports. she decided that she will Establish her carrier in sports. so she started spending time 30% in the academy and 70% in sports practice. She won a Bronze Medal in Manchester world championship 1989. When she got Medal in Beijing Asian Games immediately she got a job offer from CISF.then after she started training under Shri Subhash Chandra Goyal and achieved Silver Medal in Asian Championship 1991 at Indonesia and scoured 4th place in 1991 World championships at Germany, Bronze Medal in Asian Championship 1992 at Thailand, Bronze Medal in world championship 1992 Bulgaria , Silver medal in Asian Championship 1993 China and it is a memorable day for me as I missed Gold medal in this Asian Championship by 300 gm Body weight
The Turning Point
Chhaya Adak work hard and qualified for HIROSHIMA ASIAN GAMES 1994 with higher performance than the previous Games Record, but unfortunately, she got back injury while Asian Games competition and ranked 5th after that incident Doctor declared that Chhaya have to give up weightlifting for ever she was broke. Then Mr NS Rana ( father of shooter JaspalRana ) came into her life he knows Chhaya since 1991. He motivated and told her that , “ when one road hit at one place there two different road starts, you will recover and I will prepare you as pistol shooter”.After 80%recovery and within 5 month of training she got One Bronze and one silver in Air Pistol & 25 m sports Pistol event in All India GV Mavalankar shooting championship and within 7 months training she created new National Record in Aip pistol and 25m sports Pistol event. Those days it was quite difficult to arrange Ammunition. She tried her best to devote herself and could managed to earn 5 Gold in ISSF National Shooting champ, gold in All India KSS shooting champ, Gold in All India Police shooting, twice Gold inINDO – Bangladesh games . And many other competition. I participated in 16 ( sixteen ) National shooting championships and still attached with shooting for last 24 yeasrs now she runs her own academy Global shooting sports Academy “ with a dream to prepare more International shooters who will raise National flag in International shooting arena.