Off-field issues force shooter Abhishek Verma to become his own coach | More sports News

Off-field issues force shooter Abhishek Verma to become his own coach | More sports News

NEW DELHI: It’s a tale of two Olympians from Panipat in Haryana. One is now the toast of the nation, the other is spending time in the wilderness, trying to figure out what went wrong at the Tokyo Olympics. It’s been nearly two weeks since Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold-winning effort in Tokyo, yet celebrations are … 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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No finals for Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant in women’s rifle 3P shooting | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No finals for Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant in women's rifle 3P shooting | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Indian shooters Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant failed to make the finals of the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, settling for the 15th and 33rd position respectively, at the Olympics here on Saturday. This meant the Indian shooting team’s disastrous outing at the Games continued with none of its participants except for Saurabh … 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

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

Tokyo Olympics: No end to shooting disappointment; wins in hockey, boxing highlights for India | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: No end to shooting disappointment; wins in hockey, boxing highlights for India | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: There was resilience on display in hockey, a tactical mind sparkled in the boxing ring but the free fall in shooting remained perplexing and worrying as India’s Olympic campaign oscillated between some celebration and a lot of dejection on Tuesday. At the Asaka shooting range, the Indians largely misfired and with that the hopes … 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: Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary fail to qualify for medal match in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event | Tokyo Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics: Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary fail to qualify for medal match in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event | Tokyo Olympics News

TOKYO: Pair of Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker failed to qualify for the medal match in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event after finishing the Qualification stage 2 at the seventh spot here at the Asaka Shooting – 10m Range. Chaudhary and Bhaker shot a total of 380 in Qualification stage 2 and hence … Read more