featureshooting4 months ago

Will Jitu Rai’s World Championship title erase his Olympic hurt?

As the season comes to an end for international shooters, Jitu Rai won the World Championship 2016 event, but that will not end the hurt of his Rio Olympics campaign. He was India's best shot to join Abhinav Bindra in the gold medal club, but his dream vanished when he was finished far from the top.
Hari priya.C.R
newsshooting5 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting5 months ago

Bindra-led review committee questions NRAI role in Rio flop show

Abhinav Bindra-led National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) review committee has come down heavily on the running of the sport in a damning 36-page report on the Rio Olympics flop show that was equally scathing on the shooters, coaches and the national federation.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting6 months ago

Shooter Jitu Rai: I had all the support, but was not able to perform on the day at Rio

Jitu Rai boarded the flight to Rio earlier this month as a sure shot medal prospect for India at the Olympics, but he returned empty-handed after entering a final. Speaking ahead of the National Sports Awards ceremony, Jitu Rai said that he had all the support, but failed to perform on the day.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting6 months ago

If anyone is to take the blame, it's me, says NRAI chief after flop show at Rio

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh on Saturday took the responsibility for the shooters’ poor performance in the Rio Olympics. The 49-year-old also added that it was a “tactical blunder” to allow the athletes to train with their personal coaches for the Olympics.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting6 months ago

“I let my country down”, says an emotional Jitu Rai; coach blames wind

After an uncharacteristic 88 points in the last series of the qualification round, Jitu Rai’s campaign at the Rio Games ended on a disappointing note yesterday. Speaking to reporters after his failure to enter the final in 50m pistol, a visibly upset Rai blamed himself for letting the country down.
SportsCafe Desk
reportshooting7 months ago

Jitu Rai disappoints in the 10m air pistol final

Jitu Rai made a remarkable comeback to sneak into the final, but failed to replicate his form as he finished last in the final of the 10 M air pistol event today. Jitu lost the plot early on and could not recover, but the Indian will be back for his favorite 50m pistol event on Wednesday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting8 months ago

ISSF World Cup | Jitu Rai wins silver in Baku

Indian shooter Jitu Rai beat three-time Olympic champion Jongoh Jin of Korea to a silver medal finish in Baku on Saturday after shooting 199.5 in the finals of the men's 10m air pistol. Meanwhile, Heena Sidhu has qualified for the finals of the women's 25m air pistol event.
Amlan Majumdar
reportshootinga year ago

Jitu Rai bags Gold in Shooting World Cup

Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jitu Rai added one more medal to his kitty on Friday after securing gold in the 50m Pistol event at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Thailand. After finishing third in qualification, the Indian shot 191.3 in the final to claim the yellow metal.
Arun S Kaimal