newsshooting22 days ago

ISSF World Cup| Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol event; Amanpreet secures silver

Jitu Rai has won his first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi by clinching the top position in the 50m men’s air pistol event, while Amanpreet Singh won the silver in the event. This is Jitu’s second medal in as many days after his bronze in the 10m pistol event on Tuesday.
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newsshooting23 days ago

Jitu Rai claims bronze in ISSF World Cup

2014 Asian Games gold medalist Jitu Rai secured a come-from-behind victory to clinch the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event in the ongoing ISSF World Cup on Tuesday. Rai shot a total of 216.7 points in the eight-man final to secure the fourth medal for India in the marquee tournament.
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newsshooting24 days ago

ISSF World Cup: Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu win gold in mixed Team 10m air pistol event

Indian pair Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have won the ‘gold badge’ in the 10m air pistol event - although a format not recognized by the Olympic council - at the ISSF World Cup on Monday. The event introduced for the first time has garnered widespread support for being more spectator-friendly.
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newsshootinga month ago

Indian shooters fume at changes in Tokyo 2020 events

Indian shooters have voiced their discontent about International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) decision to do away with a few competitions for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo. Former world No. 1 double trap shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi questioned why the decision was made for 2020 and not 2024.
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featureshooting5 months 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.
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newsshooting6 months ago

Jitu Rai bags silver in World Cup Final

Shooter Jitu Rai bagged a silver medal in the 50m pistol at the ISSF World Cup final in Bologna, Italy, on Thursday. Rai secured a score of 188.8 in the finals to finish behind China's Wei Pang (190.6). Italian Giuseppe Giordano took bronze with a score of 170.3.
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newsshooting6 months ago

Bindra-led review committee questions NRAI role in Rio flop show

Abhinav Bindra-led National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) review committee has come down heavily on the running of the sport in a damning 36-page report on the Rio Olympics flop show that was equally scathing on the shooters, coaches and the national federation.
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newsshooting7 months ago

Shooter Jitu Rai: I had all the support, but was not able to perform on the day at Rio

Jitu Rai boarded the flight to Rio earlier this month as a sure shot medal prospect for India at the Olympics, but he returned empty-handed after entering a final. Speaking ahead of the National Sports Awards ceremony, Jitu Rai said that he had all the support, but failed to perform on the day.
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newsshooting7 months ago

If anyone is to take the blame, it's me, says NRAI chief after flop show at Rio

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh on Saturday took the responsibility for the shooters’ poor performance in the Rio Olympics. The 49-year-old also added that it was a “tactical blunder” to allow the athletes to train with their personal coaches for the Olympics.
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newsshooting7 months ago

“I let my country down”, says an emotional Jitu Rai; coach blames wind

After an uncharacteristic 88 points in the last series of the qualification round, Jitu Rai’s campaign at the Rio Games ended on a disappointing note yesterday. Speaking to reporters after his failure to enter the final in 50m pistol, a visibly upset Rai blamed himself for letting the country down.
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