Monday, July 04, 2011

Gun-toting granny - the 75-year-old sharpshooter

You don't want to mess with 75-year-old Parkaso Tomar. The "shooter granny" from Johri village in Uttar Pradesh, India, is a crack shot.

And she has inspired a new generation of young women to pick guns - her daughter, Seema, becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Rifle and Pistol World Cup.

Indeed, there appears to be more than one granny in the village taking potshots at a male-dominated society.

"The grannies were so good," said their coach, "a lot of the regulars stopped turning up at competitions to avoid being humiliated at the hands of a woman."



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