After Tokyo blank, Indian shooting needs to build a bridge to Paris Olympics | More sports News

After Tokyo blank, Indian shooting needs to build a bridge to Paris Olympics | More sports News

NEW DELHI: One by one, the stars of India’s famed shooting contingent fell by the wayside at the Tokyo Olympics. The anticipated crescendo after a medal rush at the World Cups since Rio 2016 never arrived. It appeared India had pushed back the Chinese dominance in pistol and rifle in five years since the Games … Read more

Ronak Pandit: Manu Bhaker not ready to compete, she has technical issues that need to be resolved | More sports News

Ronak Pandit: Manu Bhaker not ready to compete, she has technical issues that need to be resolved | More sports News

NEW DELHI: After learning some hard lessons during her Olympic debut in Tokyo, pistol shooter Manu Bhaker has decided to go back to the junior circuit for the first time since 2018. She will return to competition mode later this month, travelling to Peru for the ISSF Junior World Championships in Lima. However, Ronak Pandit, … Read more

Manu Bhaker to shoot in five events at Junior World Championships | More sports News

Manu Bhaker to shoot in five events at Junior World Championships | More sports News

PUNE: Shooter Manu Bhaker, who had a series of unfortunate events at the Tokyo Olympics, will try to put the disappointment of the Olympics behind and reset her target at the Junior circuit once again. Manu, 19, who last shot at a junior event in 2018, has been selected to participate at the ISSF Junior … Read more

Nobody in NRAI wanted me as coach except president: Coach Jaspal Rana | Tokyo Olympics News

Nobody in NRAI wanted me as coach except president: Coach Jaspal Rana | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Indian shooting could soon reach a point of no return if there is no fairness in selection of coaches and athletes, no fixing of accountability and no discipline, reckons Jaspal Rana. Dronacharya awardee coach Rana has also revealed that “nobody” wanted him to be a part of the Indian shooting coaching setup except … Read more

Indian shooting staring at radical changes after Tokyo flop show | Tokyo Olympics News

Indian shooting staring at radical changes after Tokyo flop show | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: The Indian shooters entered Japanese shores with hopes of winning a handful of medals but are leaving with only their baggages — both material and psychological. The Indian shooting ecosystem underwent radical changes after its marksmen and markswomen fired a blank during a horror run at the Rio Olympics five years ago, belying … Read more

Morini’s ‘unconditional apology’ to NRAI for Manu Bhaker’s pistol malfunction comments | Tokyo Olympics News

Morini's 'unconditional apology' to NRAI for Manu Bhaker's pistol malfunction comments | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Swiss gun manufacturer Morini has tendered an “unconditional apology” to National Rifle Association of India for questioning the Indian shooting team’s approach after Manu Bhaker suffered a weapon malfunction during her 10m air pistol women’s qualifications at the Olympics. The cocking lever of Bhaker’s pistol broke after the 16th shot in the qualifications … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker 5th, Rahi Sarnobat 18th after 1st round of qualification in women’s 25m pistol | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker 5th, Rahi Sarnobat 18th after 1st round of qualification in women's 25m pistol | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: India’s ace shooters Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat are currently placed 5th and 18th respectively in the women’s 25m pistol qualification (precision), here at the Asaka Shooting Range on Thursday. Manu Bhaker amassed 292 points at an average of 9.733 after shooting 30 shots on the target in the precision round while compatriot Rahi … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat placed 5th, 25th respectively in 25m pistol qualifications | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker 5th, Rahi Sarnobat 18th after 1st round of qualification in women's 25m pistol | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat were placed 5th and 25th respectively in the women’s 25m pistol qualification (precision) at the Tokyo Olympics here on Thursday. In a field of 44 shooters, Bhaker scored 292 after 30 shots on target in the precision round while compatriot Sarnobat aggregated 287 in the qualifications at … Read more

Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker look to redeem India’s faltering shooting campaign in Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker look to redeem India's faltering shooting campaign in Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Its morale hit after a series of poor results and revelation of factionalism among coaches, India’s shooting contingent would be looking towards the seasoned Rahi Sarnobat for a reboot while hoping that Manu Bhaker rediscovers her form in the women’s 25m pistol event of the Olympics here on Thursday. The Indian shooters, tipped to … Read more

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Why are Indian shooters buckling under pressure? Heena Sidhu & Joydeep Karmakar weigh in | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Why are Indian shooters buckling under pressure? Heena Sidhu & Joydeep Karmakar weigh in | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Is something going horribly wrong for Indian shooters in Tokyo? Shooting was once again tagged as the sport that would possibly win the maximum number of medals for India at the Tokyo Games. However, the results so far have been well below par. India were expected to win at least two medals in … Read more