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

Shooting World Cups may not carry Olympic qualification status in future; quotas in only worlds, continental c’ships | More sports News

Shooting World Cups may not carry Olympic qualification status in future; quotas in only worlds, continental c'ships | More sports News

NEW DELHI: The world cups of shooting may not carry Olympic qualification status in the near future as the sport’s global governing body contemplates restricting the quota places to only the world championships and continental tournaments. The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has been planning to introduce changes to its Olympic qualification criteria for a … Read more

Tokyo Debacle: NRAI executives to be assessed, three-part review underway | More sports News

Tokyo Debacle: NRAI executives to be assessed, three-part review underway | More sports News

NEW DELHI: An “individual with the right credentials” is set to evaluate the performance of the Indian shooting federation’s executives, which will form part of a three-way review prompted by the shooters’ horror run at the Tokyo Olympics. The three-part review is already underway, an insider in the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) told … 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

India’s shooting coaches Pavel and Oleg set to go after Tokyo Olympics debacle | Tokyo Olympics News

India's shooting coaches Pavel and Oleg set to go after Tokyo Olympics debacle | Tokyo Olympics News

PUNE: After Indian shooters’ poor show at the Tokyo Olympics, a revamp of the system, it seems, has begun. The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) chief Raninder Singh had expressed his displeasure over the shooters’ performance and hinted towards a ‘complete overhaul’ of the coaching staff. To start with, it appears that the foreign … 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: Shooting oneself in the foot | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooting oneself in the foot | Tokyo Olympics News

When India’s biggest hopes for a medal at Tokyo – Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary – failed to enter the 10m air pistol mixed final on Tuesday, social media went into a tizzy, calling the Tokyo Games a repeat of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The meltdown in Tokyo is somewhat similar to Rio, however, unlike … Read more

After struggles, sacrifices and success, Indian shooters eye Olympic glory | Tokyo Olympics News

After struggles, sacrifices and success, Indian shooters eye Olympic glory | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Entering the Tokyo Olympics on the back of an unprecedented run that began sometime after the inexplicable meltdown in the Rio de Janeiro Games, Indian shooters bagging a medal or two, or, even three to four, is a tangible reality. All of the 15 shooters are capable of winning medals, but few are seen … Read more