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featureshooting3 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Shooting Team (Men's)

Shooting is expected to be India’s strong suit at the Games, and a potential source of medals. A total of 15 shooters have qualified for the Olympics, which includes one of the top-ranked athletes in the trade, even though it all boils down to how each of them perform where it matters the most.
sounak mullick
featureshooting4 months ago

Nine years apart, Rahi Sarnobat gearing up for renewed quest in her second appearance at the Olympics

Rahi Sarnobat's Olympic debut was far from memorable, as she made an exit in the qualification round, back in 2012 in London. However, with loads of experience under her belt now, the 30-year shooter is aiming for no less than a podium finish in Tokyo, when the event gets underway on July 23.
sounak mullick
featureshooting5 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Missing out on testing events will be beneficial for Skeet shooters, claims Mairaj Ahmed Khan

As many as 15 shooters have qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, in what is going to be the biggest ever Indian contingent in the discipline so far. While 13 of them are either Pistol or Rifle shooters, only two have made a cut in the Skeet events - Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Angad Bajwa.
sounak mullick
featureshooting6 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Indian shooters raising hopes ahead of showpiece event

As usual, we are expecting quite a lot from the Indian shooters at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics especially in light of the fact that they been performing exceedingly well in the ongoing ISSG World Cup. With a mixed bag of youngsters and veterans, India is likely to field their best contingent ever.
sounak mullick
featureshootinga year ago

In the midst of an exciting voyage, Ayushi Podder breaking the stereotypes in Indian shooting

Ayushi Podder may not be in contention for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but she is not sitting back during the lockdown, rather preparing for other events in the future. SportsCafe caught up with the shooter, during which she narrated how she wants to break prevalent stereotypes in Indian shooting.
sounak mullick
featureshootinga year ago

Online shooting gave us exposure during lockdown, a kind of attachment to real shooting, claims Joydeep Karmakar

'Shooting is not a very physical sport, there haven’t been many issues, but shooting is like mathematics, if you don’t practice, you lose out a lot. Online shooting has given us a different platform altogether, but at least they are getting some exposure during the lockdown' - Joydeep Karmaker.
sounak mullick
featureshootinga year ago

How the travel ban has hit Indian shooters very hard

Like other sports, shooting has also taken a huge blow thanks to the lockdown, with very few shooters privileged to have facilities at home. SportsCafe had a chat with Olympian Joydeep Karmakar, who pointed out the difficulties shooters are facing because of the crisis, especially the travel ban.
sounak mullick
featureshootinga year ago

Pathbreakers | Abhinav Bindra’s golden run in Beijing 2008 and a shot in the arm for brighter future

Abhinav Bindra became an overnight sensation after a Gold medal finish at 2008 Beijing Games - India's first individual Gold medal at the Games. A whole generation of shooters emerged after the triumph, following the footsteps of Bindra - to script a never-written chapter in Indian sports.
sounak mullick
featureshooting3 years ago

Know Your Heroes | Anjum Moudgil - A painter on the path of shooting greatness

Anjum Moudgil hasn’t heard about Jack Russell nor does she know about the magnificent persona of Clarrie Grimmett. She doesn’t know what do the two personalities have in common with her but, what she does know is that painting keeps her fresh and act as a distraction management tool.
Bastab K Parida
featureshooting5 years 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