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newsshooting18 days ago

Ammunition for top shooters will be available at doorsteps, asserts Kiren Rijiju

Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju has stated that shooters who are eyeing a Tokyo-Olympic berth and the future Games will be provided with ammunition wherever they are in India. The top official visited the Dr. Karni Shooting Range, in Delhi where shooters around the region have started training.
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newsshootinga month ago

Sight of my gun got altered moments before the final in Beijing, reveals Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra, the only individual Olympic Gold medallist from India, revealed how at the Beijing Games, 12 years ago, the sight of his gun got altered just five minutes before the final. He narrowly missed on a second medal, in Rio (2016), when he finished fourth in the 10m Air Rifle event.
SportsCafe Desk
featureshootinga month 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
newsshooting2 months ago

National shooting camp involving Olympic aspirants postponed due to spike in Covid-19 cases

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has been forced to postpone the compulsory training camp for the Olympic aspirants in the account of the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. As per reports, the national body is aiming to start the camp in the second week of August.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting2 months ago

Indian shooters unsure of attending training camp amidst threat of COVID-19 virus

India’s core group of 32 shooters are scheduled to start their training for the Tokyo Olympics next year on August 1 at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi. But, many of the shooters are not sure whether they can attend the camp with the COVID-19 pandemic causing more problems day by day.
SportsCafe Desk
newsshooting2 months ago

Not in a rush to restart shooting camp and put athletes at risk, claims D. V. Seetharama Rao

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is not in a position to rush things and start their national camp amid the pandemic situation and put the athletes in a risk. The spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past week has been alarming, which might cause a further delay, es
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newsshooting3 months 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.
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featureshooting3 months 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
featureshooting3 months 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
featureshooting6 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.
sounak mullick