Tokyo Paralympics: Golden girl Avani Lekhara is a winner on all fronts | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Golden girl Avani Lekhara is a winner on all fronts | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: Life turned upside down for Avani Lekhara pretty early when a car accident rendered her immobile as an 11-year-old but what the tragedy could not do was take away her and her family’s resolve to be a notch above the circumstances. Lekhara sustained severe spinal cord injuries in the accident in 2012 but … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian debacle shocks shooting fraternity, NRAI boss talks of ‘overhaul’ | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian debacle shocks shooting fraternity, NRAI boss talks of 'overhaul' | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: The Indian shooting federation on Tuesday promised an “overhaul” of the coaching staff after the 15-strong contingent’s Olympic campaign moved from one disaster to another here, the sport trending for all the wrong reasons, including intra-squad factionalism. As the country’s shooters continued to belie expectations with their horror show here, reliving the Rio 2016 … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Indian shooters crash out in 10m air rifle mixed team qualifications | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Indian shooters crash out in 10m air rifle mixed team qualifications | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: The two Indian pairs participating in the 10m air rifle mixed team event crashed out in the first qualifications stage, missing out on yet another final after an outing that left a lot to be desired in the Tokyo Olympics here on Tuesday. The duo of Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished 12th … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar finish way down in men’s 10m air rifle | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar finish way down in men's 10m air rifle | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian shooters Deepak Kumar and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished a lowly 26th and 32nd, respectively, in the men’s 10m air rifle event of the Tokyo Olympics here on Sunday, failing to recover from a poor start in the qualifications. It was always going to be a tough task for both the Indian shooters after … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal up against Europeans & history | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal up against Europeans & history | Tokyo Olympics News

The spotlight will be on shooter Manu Bhaker when she enters the arena in the 10m air pistol event on Sunday morning. However, mother Sumedha will not be watching. The lady would be busy praying while Manu shoots, even as the father continues to keep an eye on the scores on his cellphone. “She is … Read more

Manu Bhaker and I have put in place a plan, says coach Ronak Pandit ahead of Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

Manu Bhaker and I have put in place a plan, says coach Ronak Pandit ahead of Tokyo Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: In less than than three months of training at the range, coach Ronak Pandit and Manu Bhaker have “put in place a plan”, giving impetus to the pistol prodigy’s hopes of a podium finish in Olympics. Pandit has been guiding Bhaker since her split with Jaspal Rana, one of India’s best pistol shooters … Read more

Little over 40 Indian athletes to participate in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony amid COVID fears | Tokyo Olympics News

Little over 40 Indian athletes to participate in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony amid COVID fears | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: No more than 44 Indian athletes will participate in the Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday in view of the COVID-19 threat. The athletes who have competitions lined up the next day have already been told to skip the event. With six officials, the total Indian presence during the march past would add up … Read more

India’s 10m air rifle teams get just 20 minutes of training in Tokyo after ‘time slot issue’ | Tokyo Olympics News

India's 10m air rifle teams get just 20 minutes of training in Tokyo after 'time slot issue' | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Barely two days before the Tokyo Olympics open, India’s 10m air rifle shooters had to make do with just 20 minutes of training at the Asaka Shooting Range due to an issue arising out of distribution of time slots. While the other Indian shooters trained for more than two hours, the rifle teams, … Read more

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