Future Aspirations (Sport)


Olympic Gold Medal in Shotgun Trap Shooting at 2012 London Games

World Championship Medal


Kynan Darius Chenai has actively taken part in all school sports. He excelled in swimming, football and hockey. However shooting was not a part of the sporting activities at school.

Kynan took up the sport of shotgun Trap shooting in 2003. It was around this time that Hyderabad hosted the "32nd National Games" and an international class trap shooting range was built for the games. This became accessible to aspiring shooters from Hyderabad. Kynan started training initially with his father and later with other professional shooters like the legendary Mansher Singh the 4 time olympian.

Early e-media review by Times of India: Click here

50th National Shooting Championships 2007

His first national win was in Junior Men's Trap Shooting in the 2007 at the 50th National Shooting Championships in Jaipur. Participating as a relatively unknown competitor Kynan won gold medal at this championship

Asian clay Championships at Jaipur in February 2008

He seriously started competing in the sport in 2008 and his first international competitive experience was at the Asian Clay Championships at Jaipur in February 2008. Here competing in Junior Men's category of Trap Shooting he won the silver medal with a total of 109 points, behind Sayid Muqlid (Kuwait) 119 points and ahead of Oman Aldaihani (Kuwait) 106.

e-media Reviews:

Indian Shooting. com Result : Click here
The Sportstar VOL.31 :: NO.11 :: Mar. 15, 2008 : Click here

To hone his skills further he trained for a month in Italy under the renowned coach Marchello Dardi. The training helped him immensely and prepared him for the on coming competition at the Common Wealth Youth Games.

Fifth Grand Prix International, Porpetto,Italy

In August 2008 Kynan competed in the Fifth Grand Prix International, Porpetto, Italy in the Trap Shooting Junior Men and was placed 4th with 116/125 (136/150).

National Rifle Association Results Catalog: Click here

Common Wealth Youth Games 2008

In October 2008, Common Wealth Youth Games 2008 were hosted in Pune, India. Representing India, in Trap Shooting Kynan returned with scores of 23,22,22,22,22 - 111 and 17 in the final outing with a total score of 128. Closely competing with Ryan Bugeja of Malta and Micheal McNabb of Australia he grabbed the gold with a narrow margin of 1 point. Ryan and Micheal eventually bagged silver and bronze respectively.

e-media Reviews:

The Hindu Online Edition Saturday, Oct 25, 2008 : Click here
The Indian Express News online Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008 at 0400 hrs : Click here
The Times of India indiatimes.com 8 July 2009, 12:00am IST: Click here

51st National Shooting Championships-2009

In December 2008, The National Rifles Association of India held the 51st National Shooting Championships at Jaipur. 17 year old Kynan successfully defended his national title in the Junior Men's Trap Shooting competition. A rare phenomenon occurred during these championships. His father Darius Chenai won the Men's Title at Trap Shooting to become the national champion participating as a rank outsider, unseeded in the tournament.

e-media Reviews:

Rediff News Sports: Click here
The Hindu Online edition Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008: Click here
The Sportstar VOL.32 :: NO.02 :: Jan. 10, 2009 online edition : Click here

The 2009 ISSF Shotgun World Championship

The 2009 ISSF Shotgun World Championships were organized in August at The Gaj Shooting range in Maribor, Slovenia, where around 600 shooters from 70 different countries took part in Trap, Skeet and Double Trap in all categories. Kynan competing in Junior men's trap finished 15th with 117 points.

e-media Reviews:

The Hindu Online edition Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009 : Click Here
ISSF World Championships Shotgun · Maribor, SLO, 2009 : Video Clipping : Click Here
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ISSF World Championships - Maribor, SLO RESULTS Trap Men Junior Competition: Click Here

In 2009-10 Kynan is concentrating on completing the A-Levels (GCE) at Hebron School. He has achieved his AS-Levels with good grades. His rigorous training in the sport continues under renowned coach Marchello Dardi of Italy. His ultimate aim is to get a gold medal in the World Championships and 2012 London Olympic games.

Kynan in action at the International & National Level

Kynan Chenai. Hyderabad, India