newsshootinga month ago

Australia to follow India in boycotting 2022 CWG

After India proposed to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games for the absence of shooting, Australia could soon follow suit by for the same reason. Former Australia shooting manager Jan Linsley has stated that England’s claim of logistical concerns in organizing shooting events was not credible.
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newsshooting2 months ago

It’s difficult to split between personal and professional life, says Heena Sidhu

2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Heena Sidhu admitted that she, and her husband Ronak Pandit – also her coach – finds it difficult to split between personal and professional life. Heena admitted that the duo sometimes need to take a break from each other to help them unwind.
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newsshooting2 months ago

Staying visible in a sport like shooting becomes difficult, because it is not cricket, says Heena Sidhu

Heena Sidhu remarked that staying visible in shooting is difficult in a country like India, where cricket is the dominant sport. The 29-year-old, recently nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, has also noted that athletes were like the army as both held ‘duty first’ as their prime attitude.
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newsshooting8 months ago

ISSF World Cup | Heena Sidhu, Manu Bhaker part of Indian contingent

Heena Sidhu and Manu Bhaker will take up the responsibility for leading the charge of the Indian shooting contingent during the ISSF World Cup to be held in Delhi next month. The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) announced the Indian squad to take part in the first of the four World Cups.
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newsshooting9 months ago

Shooting | Manu Bhaker wins both junior and senior 10m air pistol events at National Trials

Manu Bhaker has managed to bag both the junior and women’s category gold medals of the 10 meters air pistol events at the national selection trials being held in Delhi. A few days ago, Bhaker also got top positions in the women’s 25m pistol events in both the women’s and junior sections.
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newsshootinga year ago

Shooting | Om Mitharval clinches gold at ISSF World Championships

Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval has bagged the gold medal in the 50m pistol event at the ongoing 52nd ISSF Shooting World Championship in Changwon, South Korea on Tuesday. The 23-year-old managed to score a total of 564 points to become the World Champion in the 50m pistol event.
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newsshootinga year ago

Asian Games | Heena Sidhu settles for bronze medal in the women’s 10m air pistol final

Gold Coast CWG gold medalist Heena Sidhu had to settle for a bronze medal in the 10m women’s air pistol final at the ongoing Asian Games as she shot a total of 219.3 in the final. Sidhu finished behind Wang Qiang of China who won silver, while Kim Minjung of South Korea bagged the gold medal.
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newsshootinga year ago

Heena Sidhu is very demanding which is necessary for winning, reveals coach Ronak Pandit

Heena Sidhu’s coach and life-partner, Ronak Pandit, has revealed that the determination shown by his wife is the reason why she has won so much on the international level. Heena will be competing for the gold medal at the Asian Games in the 10m air pistol event along with youngster Manu Bhaker.
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newsshootinga year ago

Hopefully Indian shooters will improve their performance this time, suggests Heena Sidhu

Heena Sidhu has said that the young batch of Indian shooters have truly upped the ante ahead of this year’s Asian Games adding that the shooting contingent could better their result from 2014. She also suggested that the Asian Games will definitely be more competitive than the Commonwealth Games.
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newsshootinga year ago

Asian Games 2018 | I am not thinking about medals, only about competing : Manu Bhaker

With the Asian Games around the corner, Manu Bhaker, who won gold in her first senior World Cup, has insisted that she doesn’t think about winning medals and only focuses on competing in the next competition. She stated that she doesn’t think about the selections and only concentrates on shooting.
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