Sport shooters: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Shreyasi Singh bags the gold in the 63rd National shotgun championship

On 18 Nov, Shreyasi Singh bags the gold in the 63rd National shotgun championship over qualification topper Rajeshwari Kumari. She shot 42 out of 50 in the single-barrel final, getting better in the second half with 22 out of 25. Soumya Gupta climbed to the fourth spot after making it to the final in the ..

ISSF’s Pistol World Cup

In the ongoing Pistol World Cup, Indian shooters have put up an exemplary performance and have won eight of the 11 single-shot shooting duels between the international teams. How does the single-shot dueling work? In such an event, the combined score of one pair of shooters is compared with those of the other pairs of ..

Yashaswini Singh Deswal clinchs gold at ISSF World Cup

Young shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal from Delhi has recently won gold in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. With the win, she has also secured an Olympic quota for India. This is India’s 9th quota in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Games. World no.1 Olena ..

Gagan Narang wins 2019 Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

On 2019 National Sports Day (NSD), Gagan Narang and Pawan Singh have been honoured with the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar for their Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation (GNSPF) at the Arjuna Awards ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The award recognizes their contribution in the growth of their favourite sport and a reward for sacrifices ..

Elavenil Valarivan clinchs gold medal in women’s 10m air rifle competition

In shooting, 20-year old Elavenil Valarivan from India claimed her first senior World Cup gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle competition at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on 28th August 2019. With this, Valarivan became the third Indian to achieve the feat. In her debut year at the senior level, Elavenil shot 251.7 ..