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newsshooting3 days ago

Indian shooters begin training after four-month drought

Indian shooters have begun training following Sports Authority of India’s decision to open the Karni Shooting Range in New Delhi for Tokyo aspirants. The shooters, now, are allowed to train in adherence to social distancing norms, while high-intensity training will start in a phased manner.
SportsCafe Desk
featureshooting16 days 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.
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featureshootinga month 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.
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featureshooting3 months 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.
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newsshooting4 months 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
newsshooting6 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.
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newsshooting7 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
newsshooting8 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
newsshooting8 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
newsshooting8 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.
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