Shooting

  • Asian Games Day 1 Analysis: Gold on first day lifts Indian spirits 22 minutes ago

    After a smart march-past the previous day, India opened country's quest for medals thorough Shweta Chaudhry in the 10m Air Pistol event. But the day belonged to Jitu Rai, the first to win India a gold medal at Incheon. Jitu, who is the world number one in 10m Air Pistol...
  • Asian Games: Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in women's 10m air pistol 5 hours 42 minutes ago

    Shweta gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Final. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai wins gold medal in 50m Pistol event 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai clinched India's first gold medal on the opening day of the 2014 Asian Games when he held his nerves to bag the yellow metal in the 50m Pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday. The Lucknow boy is...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai shoots India's first gold, bronze for Shweta 5 minutes ago

    Shooters led India's medal hunt on the opening day of 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, where pistol-shooter Jitu Rai won India's first gold in the 50m event, shortly after Shweta Chaudhry opened India's account with a bronze in the 10m Women's Pistol event. Jitu held his nerves to clinch the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in women's 10m air pistol 12 hours 24 minutes ago

    Incheon: Shooter Shweta Chaudhry gave India their first medal on the opening day action of the 17th Asian Games after the Faridabad girl clinched bronze in the Women 10m Air Pistol Finals, here on Saturday. Shweta looked focused from the start as she sailed through even after her much fancied teammates...
  • Go for Glory: Shooters expected to lead medal haul in Incheon 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts in the Asian Games. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai head India's challenge in shooting Yesterday

    Incheon: They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts at the Asian Games on Saturday. Shooters from 34 countries are in fray at the Ongnyeon International Range till September 30, competing...
  • A complete guide to the 36 sports at Asian Games 2014 Yesterday

    Factbox on the sports events at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea from September 19-October 4: AQUATICS SWIMMING - The swimming events will take place at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center, named after South Korea's 2008 Olympic 400 metres freestyle champion, over five days from Sept. 21-26. There will be...
  • Nothing surprises me anymore, says disappointed Abhinav Bindra Yesterday

    Incheon: India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra has expressed anguish and disappointment over the seeming apathy of the country's sports administrators, saying he has "got used" to such things. He wanted to check into the Asiad Games Village early but could not make it till Wednesday evening, two days...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships 4 days ago

    Granada: Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Championship continued as some of the well-known names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition. In the 50m Rifle prone for women, Kuheli Ganguly shot 619.4 to finish a poor 26th while Lajja Goswami and Raj Chaudhary who...
  • I hope to maintain momentum till Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai 5 days ago

    New Delhi: He has just become the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year but Jitu Rai remains hungry for more and wants to achieve as many podium finishes as possible in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old Rai last week won an...
  • Harpreet keeps India's hopes alive in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at World Championship 6 days ago

    Granada: Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Harpreet Singh shot a 290 to lead the trio of Indian men's shooters into day 2 of the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 11th position, at the 51st ISSF World Championship being held in Granada, Spain. Compatriots Gurpreet Singh and Olympic Silver medalist Vijay...
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air 1 week ago

    St. Louis (USA): Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Missouri appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that the young man was surrendering when he was shot,...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place September 11, 2014

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50-metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10-metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • Judge clears Pistorius of premeditated murder, says can't be found guilty September 11, 2014

    A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Although she described the 27-year-old as a "very poor" and "evasive" witness, judge Thokozile Masipa said...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' September 11, 2014

    Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius's freedom hangs on...
  • Oscar Pistorius' murder trial verdict set for Thursday September 10, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South African court will announce its verdict on Thursday on athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused in the shooting death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, officials said on Wednesday. The sentence hearing is expected to get underway at 9.30 a.m. Thursday in the final proceedings of a trial that began...
  • World Shooting: Manavjit misses out on final berth; Anisa, Rahi disappoint September 10, 2014

    Granada: Indian shooters failed to impress on the third day of competitions in the 51st Shooting World Championship as trap ace Manavjit Singh Sandhu missed out on a final berth by a whisker while Rahi Sarnabot and Anisa Sayyed disappointed in women's 25-m pistol here on Wednesday. Former world champion Manavjit,...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...
  • South Korean shooter Jin wins 50m Pistol world title, breaks world record September 10, 2014

    Triple Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a long-standing record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean scored a combined 583 points on the way to winning the title in...
  • Shooter Jitu Rai wins silver at World Championship, books Olympic berth September 9, 2014

    Jitu became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the World Championships. ...
  • Shooter Jitu Rai wins World Championship silver, books Olympic berth September 9, 2014

    Granada: Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships, here. Rai bagged the white metal in men's 50-metre pistol event at the at the CEAR...
  • Abhinav Bindra draws blank on tough opening day at World Championships September 9, 2014

    Granada: Ace marksman Abhinav Bindra belied expectations after failing to qualify for the finals of men's 10 air rifle event in the 51st ISSF World Championships, his hopes of earning an Olympic quota in this tournament going up in smoke on Monday. The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist missed the cut...
  • Abhinav Bindra looks for momentum as he seeks Asiad glory September 8, 2014

    His impressive record notwithstanding, the uncertainties of modern sport leave Abhinav Bindra no guarantee of a first Asian Games gold in Incheon this month. What can be assured is that the bespectacled 31-year-old will emerge from the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range having treated the twin imposters of triumph and disaster just...
  • Task cut out as Indian shooters begin campaign in worlds September 7, 2014

    Granada: They may have been hitting the bulls eyes often in recent years but Indian shooters will still have their task cut out when they take to the range for the 51st World Championships starting here on Monday, eyeing as many Olympic quotas as possible. A total of 64 quota places...
  • 3 dead in US shooting rampage; gunman kills self September 3, 2014

    Greenville: South Carolina authorities say a gunman killed two security guards and his stepfather and wounded a police officer before fatally shooting himself in the head. Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis says 23-year-old Evan Casey Bennett shot the security guards last Thursday night, but wasn't immediately identified and captured. Interim Greenville Police...
  • 16-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel going for Asiad gold August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixteen-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel says the unexpected silver at the Commonwealth Games last month has given her the much-needed confidence to aim for a gold at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Malaika made the shooting world took notice of her in Glasgow where she beat experienced...
  • Manavjit Singh Sandhu aims for glory at the World Championships August 26, 2014

    Manavjit, the 2006 World Champion is one of India's best bets for the event, having shot impressively throughout the season. ...
  • Indian shooters aim for Olympic quota August 22, 2014

    Olympic quota is my main aim at the World Championships and if I finish top 6 then I can bag a spot, says Indian shooter Jitu Rai. ...
  • CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo takes the ice bucket challenge August 21, 2014

    The CNN-IBN's sports editor went on to nominate ace shooter Abhinav Bindra, boxer Mary Kom and the India men's hockey team to take the ALS challenge. ...