Shooting

  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships 9 hours 41 minutes 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 14 hours 54 minutes 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 2 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 2 days 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Playboy finally releases its first Indian model Sherlyn Chopra's extremely racy photoshoot on India's 68th Independence Day August 14, 2014

    She became the first-ever Indian model to pose nude for the pages of Playboy magazine and now the magazine is going to release images from the hot photoshoot. Interestingly, the pictures will be released on India's Independence Day and Sherlyn Chopra is even more excited...
  • After CWG low, shooter Vijay Kumar eyes Asiad high August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games. "I am rushing off to see...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' August 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: 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...
  • Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting August 11, 2014

    New Orleans: Police said a drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime. A woman and two children, aged 2 and 4, were...
  • Parents of Delhi gang rape victim decry fashion shoot that evokes attack August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who have demanded action against the photographer. The December 2012 attack on the woman on the bus...
  • Time to switch gear for World Championships and Asian Games: Narang August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who recently bagged a silver and a bronze in 50-metre rifle prone and 50-metre rifle 3 position, respectively, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, said it was time to switch gears as World Championships and Asian Games come calling next month. The World Championships will be...
  • Oscar Pistorius shot using 'primal instincts', says defence August 8, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' "primal instincts" kicked in when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was in a vulnerable and fearful state, his defence lawyer said at the athlete's murder trial on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is...
  • I need more sponsors to achieve Olympic success: Apurvi Chandela August 7, 2014

    Jaipur: Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist Apurvi Chandela dreams of raising the bar by achieving glory at the Olympics but the young markswoman says her goal can be fulfilled only if more sponsors and specialised coaches come forward to help her. "My father (Kuldeep Singh Chandela, who is a hotelier) has...