newsshooting4 days ago

ISSF World Cup | Indian medal hopes pinned on Heena Sidhu and Sanjeev Rajput after Jitu Rai bows out

The hopes of a medal at the ISSF World Cup now rests on the shoulders of Heena Sidhu and Sanjeev Rajput after Jitu Rai and Tejaswini Sawant failed to make it into the final of their respective events. Jitu ended up 10th on the board while Tejaswini could only muster a final position of 15.
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newsshooting18 days ago

Indian customs detain Olympian shooters for over 12 hours

Olympian shooters Gurpreet Singh and Kynan Chenai were detained at the Indira Gandhi International airport along with 10 other shooters today while they were returning to India after participating in Plzen shooting Grand Prix. The shooters had to stay at the airport for more than 12 hours.
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newsshooting2 months ago

Ankur Mittal wins gold at the ISSF world cup in Mexico

Ankur Mittal has landed India’s first medal at the ISSF world cup in Mexico by clinching gold in the men’s double trap event on Wednesday. Mittal, who has set a world record in the process, has beaten Australia’s James Willet and China’s Ying Qui to claim top honors at the event.
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newsshooting3 months ago

ISSF World Cup| Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol event; Amanpreet secures silver

Jitu Rai has won his first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi by clinching the top position in the 50m men’s air pistol event, while Amanpreet Singh won the silver in the event. This is Jitu’s second medal in as many days after his bronze in the 10m pistol event on Tuesday.
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newsshooting3 months ago

Shooting WC bronze-winner Pooja Ghatkar: Gagan Narang’s guidance and pep talks helped me

Shooter Pooja Ghatkar, who won the bronze medal in the women’s 10-metre air rifle at the ISSF World Cup, has credited London Olympic medalist Gagan Narang for her success. She has also said that the world cup win has somehow erased the memories of her disqualification from the Rio Games.
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newsshooting3 months ago

Jitu Rai claims bronze in ISSF World Cup

2014 Asian Games gold medalist Jitu Rai secured a come-from-behind victory to clinch the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event in the ongoing ISSF World Cup on Tuesday. Rai shot a total of 216.7 points in the eight-man final to secure the fourth medal for India in the marquee tournament.
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newsshooting3 months ago

ISSF World Cup: Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu win gold in mixed Team 10m air pistol event

Indian pair Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have won the ‘gold badge’ in the 10m air pistol event - although a format not recognized by the Olympic council - at the ISSF World Cup on Monday. The event introduced for the first time has garnered widespread support for being more spectator-friendly.
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newsshooting3 months ago

Pooja Ghatkar wins India's first medal at Shooting World Cup

Indian 10m Air Rifle shooter Pooja Ghatkar has won her first ever medal at a shooting World Cup after she finished third behind the Chinese duo of Mengyao Shi and Lijie Dong in Delhi today. Ghatkar had narrowly missed out on a medal last year against Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei in Bangkok.
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newsshooting3 months ago

Indian shooters fume at changes in Tokyo 2020 events

Indian shooters have voiced their discontent about International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) decision to do away with a few competitions for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo. Former world No. 1 double trap shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi questioned why the decision was made for 2020 and not 2024.
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newsshooting8 months ago

Jitu Rai bags silver in World Cup Final

Shooter Jitu Rai bagged a silver medal in the 50m pistol at the ISSF World Cup final in Bologna, Italy, on Thursday. Rai secured a score of 188.8 in the finals to finish behind China's Wei Pang (190.6). Italian Giuseppe Giordano took bronze with a score of 170.3.
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