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featureshooting6 days 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
newsshooting13 days ago

Trials and Tournaments hardly matter at this point, feels Manu Bhaker

Postponement of tournaments and cancellation of trials and camps hardly matter at this point to Manu Bhaker, who is hoping to see the world win the battle against the COVID-19. She secured an Olympic quota for India in the women's 10m air pistol event and enjoyed a successful season last year.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting3 months ago

Hoping for a couple of medals in shooting at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, asserts Suma Shirur

The high performance specialist coach for the Indian junior rifle team Suma Shirur said she is hoping for the Indian shooting contingent to win a couple of medals at the Tokyo Olympics this year. Shirur expressed that India is very strong in two-three shooting events with talented shooters.
Press Release
newsshooting4 months ago

Khelo India Youth Games is a brilliant initiative, asserts Manu Bhaker

India's shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games last year, has lauded the Khelo India Youth Games initiative by the Indian sports ministry. She has also expressed that the competition provides a brilliant platform for youngsters to showcase their talent.
Press Release
newsshooting4 months ago

Trials won’t work, need to go with big-stage performers, says Jaspal Rana

Jaspal Rana has reckoned that the NRAI has to opt for those who have the guts to perform on the big stage instead of conducting trials to finalise India’s representatives at the Tokyo Olympics next year. Rana has also credited NRAI president Raninder Singh for India’s success in the sport this year.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting4 months ago

We cannot return empty-handed from Tokyo, says NRAI president Raninder Singh

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh has said that the Indian shooting team cannot afford to return from next year’s Tokyo Olympics empty-handed. To this end, the NRAI wants to protect its 15 Olympic-bound shooters from exploitation and distractions.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting5 months ago

Asian Shooting Championships | Angad Vir Singh and Mairaj Ahmad bag top prizes

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan won gold and silver medals respectively, as they sealed Olympic quota places at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha on Sunday. Meanwhile, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won the Olympic quota place in the men’s rifle 3-position event with a bronze medal.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting5 months ago

Para Shooter Sidhartha Babu aims for a medal in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Sidhartha Babu is gunning for a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, armed with a new German-made Walther, worth Rs 11 lakh, gifted by the state government. Sidhartha is also eligible for the Union government’s TOP Scheme which provides financial assistance to Olympic aspirants for training.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting5 months ago

Chinki Yadav secures India’s 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting

Chinki Yadav secured India's 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting with a career-best qualification score of 588 at the 14th Asian Championship in Doha on Friday. India had already bagged Olympic quota places in 10m air rifle, three positions in 50m rifle, 10m air pistol and 25m air pistol.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting5 months ago

UK proposes seperate CWG shooting event to mitigate India’s concerns

To mitigate India’s concern over the exclusion of shooting at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Britain has asked the CGF and British Shooting to consider hosting a separate event for the sport in 2022. India have threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Games over the exclusion of shooting.
SportsCafe Desk