newsshooting4 days ago

SAI steps in to resolve rift between NRAI and PCI

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has finally stepped in to resolve the ongoing issue between the National Rifle Association of India and Paralympic Committee of India. Earlier, NRAI had decided to remove para-shooters from its curriculum, from both state and national championships.
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newsshooting7 days ago

Selection panel reveals Jaspal Rana wasn’t declared coach by any shooters

The selection panel for the Dronahcraya award has revealed that none of the protégés had names Jaspal Rana as their coach while filling the affidavits and hence, the seasoned coach was ignored for the award. It has snowballed into a huge controversy with Abhinav Bindra standing beside him.
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newsshooting12 days ago

A Commonwealth shooting championship can be accommodated, says Nigel Adams

After enough water has flown under the bridge, Britain sports minister Nigel Adams has stated that they could agree to a compromise by organizing a separate championship for shooting coming 2022 Games. This took place after both India and Australia have threatened to boycott Birmingham Games.
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newsshooting12 days ago

Australia to follow India in boycotting 2022 CWG

After India proposed to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games for the absence of shooting, Australia could soon follow suit by for the same reason. Former Australia shooting manager Jan Linsley has stated that England’s claim of logistical concerns in organizing shooting events was not credible.
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newsshooting13 days ago

Commonwealth Games Federation firm on shooting exclusion despite India protest

Commonwealth Games Federation President chief Louise Martin stressed that hosting shooting across all disciplines was raising logistical issues and therefore, CWG won’t be having it in the next edition. This comes after IOA threatened to boycott the Games, even asking for Sport Minister’s approval.
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newsshooting13 days ago

Maharashtra government announce 50 lakh fund for Olympic qualifiers

The Maharashtra government has announced that it would be giving an additional Rs. 50 lakhs fund to the all the athletes of the state who would make it to the Olympics in Tokyo next year. Maharashtra Sports Minister Ashish Shelar announced it at the Balewadi Sports complex in Pune, on Monday.
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newsshooting13 days ago

Veteran shooters return to boost India’s chances in Shotgun World Cup

India’s shooting contingent has been a huge boost on paper with comeback of former World Champion and six-time Asian champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu one week ahead of the event. Apart from Sandhu, the return of Asian champion Angad Vir Singh Bajwa in men’s skeet team would also help.
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newsshooting22 days ago

CWG 2022 | Executive Committee to meet next month to decide India‘s participation

Indian Olympic Association general secretary Rajeev Mehta has revealed the executive council would be meeting next month to take a decision on whether India would be participating in CWG 2022. With England opting to exclude shooting from the Commonwealth Games, IOA had decided to boycott it.
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newsshooting22 days ago

Youth Games will be first step towards making India successful, says Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra has stated that doing well in the Youth Games would be the first step for India towards making their ground solid after the IOA firms up its bid to host the 2032 Olympics. The Olympic medallist advised the CGF to work collectively to bring the sport back in the Commonwealth Games.
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newsshooting24 days ago

NRAI cuts tie with para shooters with one year left for Tokyo Paralympics

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has decided to remove all the para-athletes from its programme of all the competitions, which also included the national championships with immediate effect. There has been a blame game going on between NRAI and the Paralympic Committee of India.
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