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

Tokyo Paralympics: India joins President, Prime Minister in congratulating shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: India joins President, Prime Minister in congratulating shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana | Tokyo Paralympics News

EW DELHI: Indian sporting fraternity on Saturday hailed shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adana’s 1-2 finish at the Paralympics, terming the feat as “stuff of dreams”, with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauding the duo for bringing glory to the country. The 19-year-old Narwal smashed the Paralympic record to clinch … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Shooter Manish Narwal clinches India’s 3rd gold, Singhraj Adana bags silver | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Shooter Manish Narwal clinches India's 3rd gold, Singhraj Adana bags silver | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Shooter Manish Narwal clinched India’s third gold at the ongoing Paralympics while compatriot Singhraj Adana bagged the silver in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event on Saturday. The 19-year-old Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal while Adana, who had won the bronze in the P1 … Read more

Not satisfied, could’ve done better: Avani Lekhara after becoming 1st Indian woman with 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

Not satisfied, could've done better: Avani Lekhara after becoming 1st Indian woman with 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Not quite satisfied despite becoming the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals, shooter Avani Lekhara on Friday said she had it in her to perform better at the ongoing Games but was done in by the nerves. The 19-year-old, who had won the 10m air rifle standing SH1 gold, added a 50m … 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

Legend at 19: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

Legend at 19: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Trailblazing shooter Avani Lekhara on Friday became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals by claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze to add to an unprecedented gold she had won earlier in the ongoing Games here. The 19-year-old Lekhara, competing in her debut Games, qualified second for the event with … Read more

Shooter Rahul Jakhar ends fifth in Mixed 25m Pistol final at Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

Shooter Rahul Jakhar ends fifth in Mixed 25m Pistol final at Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Indian shooter Rahul Jakhar signed off fifth in the P3 Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 event of the Paralympics here on Thursday. The 35-year-old Jakhar was eliminated at the end of the seventh series in the finals after qualifying second with a score of 576, which included 284 in precision and 292 in the rapid … 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

Three-year Olympic cycle will be tricky: Abhinav Bindra | More sports News

Three-year Olympic cycle will be tricky: Abhinav Bindra | More sports News

MUMBAI: India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Thursday said the road to the 2024 Paris Games will be difficult and “tricky” given the shorter three-year cycle. The shooting ace also lauded the country’s performance at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics. “It was a historic performance with the best-ever seven medals. There were moments … Read more

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