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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 ..

Vijayveer Sidhu picks up his third gold medal of ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup

In shooting, Vijayveer Sidhu picked up his third gold medal of the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. With Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh, he clinched the men’s 25m pistol event. For Adarsh, it was his second gold of the competition. India maintained its top spot at the medal standings after day ..

Rahi Sarnobat books an Olympic quota place for India at World Cup

Rahi Sarnobat booked an Olympic quota place for India at World Cup rifle pistol stage in Munich, Germany by winning gold in women’s 25m pistol event. Asian Games champion Rahi clinched her career’s second World Cup Gold, which helped India win its sixth quota place in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Now, India tops the ..

Apurvi Chandela gets World No. 1 position in women’s 10m air rifle event

According to the latest rankings released by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Indian shooting ace Apurvi Chandela from Jaipur has recently attained the world number 1 position in the women’s 10m air rifle event. Beside her, Anjum Moudgil also occupied the World No 2 spot in the same event to make it a one-two ..