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

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

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