Manavjit Singh Sandhu

  • Asian Games 2014: India's trap shooting trio disappoints September 21, 2014

    Incheon: India's trap shooting exponents Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh and Kynan Chenai put on a disappointing show in the 17th Asian Games as none of them could qualify for the final round with the team finishing sixth at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range on Sunday. Veteran shooter Mansher, the oldest member...
  • 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 25m pistol here on Wednesday. Former world champion Manavjit,...
  • 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. ...
  • Good Asiad and early quota will boost confidence: Manavjit Singh Sandhu August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu is eyeing an Olympic quota place in the upcoming World Championships and is also confident of winning a medal at the Inchon Asian Games. The World Cup gold winner says an early quota place and a good outing at Asiad will "boost his...
  • CWG 2014: Manavjit Singh Sandhu wins bronze in trap event July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Manavjit Singh Sandhu bagged a bronze medal in the men's trap event to take India's medal tally in shooting to 13 in the Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday. Manavjit finished third in the semifinals after hitting 13 of the maximum 15 targets. He then beat renowned shooter Michael Diamond of...
  • CWG in mind, Sandhu and Sodhi to attend camp May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing selection in the Indian shotgun team for the Commonwealth Games, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Ronjan Sodhi will look to give final touches to their preparation at a coaching camp here ahead of the ISSF World Cup in Almaty, after which the team for CWG will be picked. Sandhu,...
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu rises to World No.3 May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu on Thursday jumped to third spot in the world rankings, courtesy his gold winning performance at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson, USA, last month. Manavjit was earlier ranked 16th in the men's trap category. The 37yearold has 1228 rating points and is...
  • World Cup gold was validation for my efforts, says Manavjit April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing an Olympic quota place this year, ace Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu says the gold medal at the recent ISSF World Cup is a proof that his preparation is headed in the right direction in a crucial season which also features the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Manavjit produced...
  • Manavjit Sandhu pips Olympic champion to clinch gold at shotgun World Cup April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the men's trap gold medal ahead of two-time Olympic champion Michael Diamond at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, USA. The 37-year-old Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee shot scores of 121 and 13 in the qualification and finals,...
  • India's trap shooters shine in shotgun World Cup April 17, 2013

    Al Ain, UAE: Veteran Mansher Singh led Indian trap shooters' impressive display as he jointly held the top spot after two rounds in the men's trap qualifying event on the first day of the ISSF Shotgun World Cup here on Wednesday. Mansher shot a perfect 25 each in the two rounds...
  • I need to adjust to new rules in 2013, says Bindra February 6, 2013

    Noida: Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra Wednesday said adjusting to the newlyintroduced rules will remain a priority for him in the 2013 season. "I would use 2013 as more of a training year. With rules changing in my sport, I think there is a bit of accommodation that needs to...
  • Manavjit, Chain Singh win gold, Bindra gets silver December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympian Manavjit Singh Sandhu on Saturday clinched the trap gold medal while unheralded Chain Singh of Army bagged the yellow metal in 10metre air rifle event ahead of Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra at the 56th National Shooting Championship here. Sandhu won the gold with a score of...
  • Shooters remain India's main medal hopes July 26, 2012

    Not just the big guns but also the firsttimers in the shooting contingent are capable of going all the way. ...
  • Trap shooter Manavjit Sandhu eyes Olympic success July 14, 2012

    2012 Asian champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu is desperate to break the Olympic jinx at London 2012. ...
  • Manavjit, Mansher fail to qualify men's trap shooting August 10, 2008

    Beijing: Indian shooters continued to draw a blank in Beijing Olympics with Manavjit Singh Sandhu wilting under pressure and compatriot Mansher Singh too failing to make it to the finals of the men's trap shooting event on Sunday. Tipped a medal prospect, Manavjit could manage only 116 out of 125 to...
  • Sandhu's gun aiming at Olympics gold July 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Olympics are round the corner and India's strongest contender for an Olympic medal, shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu, is back after completing training in Italy. Just two weeks are left for the Olympics and world champion shooter Sandhu is busy preparing for the event. He is Indias...
  • 'India going in with best ever shooting team' October 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Shooting world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu is confident that Indian shooters are shaping up well for next year's Beijing Olympics, and India can hope to win even more medals this time than 2004, when Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won silver in the doubles trap at Athens. Sandhu himself is...
  • Manavjit Sandhu awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna August 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu was been awarded the country's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, on Wednesday. At a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, 29yearold Sandhu was given the honour by President Pratibha Patil. Last year saw the shooter win the gold in the...
  • Manavjit pips big guns en route to Khel Ratna August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The suspense is over. The country's yearly sporting awards have been decided. Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu will step up on August 29 to recieve the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna from President Pratibha Patil. He is the reigning World Champion in trap shooting. Manavjit Singh Sandhu has been one of...
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh awarded Khel Ratna August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu has been awarded the 2006 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is India's highest sporting honour. Apart from Manavjit, the other players who were also in contention for the honour include Rahul Dravid (cricket), Jeev Milkha Singh (golf), Koneru Humpy (chess), M...
  • The wind was ridiculous: Manavjit June 21, 2007

    Digvijay Singh Deo spoke to Manavjit Singh Sandhu who first helped the trap team to a medal and then won an individual medal as well. Manavjit Singh Sandhu: We were hoping for gold, but in conditions like this, we did our best and I'm happy and satisfied with the two silvers....
  • Manavjitled India sweep trap medals September 4, 2006

    New Delhi: The Indian shooting contingent is having a great time at the Asian Clay Shooting Championship in Singapore. Trap world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu led the way with a gold in the mens individual event. Manavjit was tied at third place on Sunday night but shot into the lead after...