Shooting

  • 16-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel going for Asiad gold 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Shooter Vijay Kumar fails to make it to rapid fire team for Asian Games August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar has missed out on a berth in his pet event - rapid fire pistol - for the upcoming Asian Games but he is still part of the strong 43-members squad, which will be spearheaded by shooting ace Abhinav Bindra. The multi-sport extravaganza event will be...
  • CWG 2014: India end on a high, finish 5th with 64 medals August 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discuss the performance of India's sportspersons in recently concluded Commonwealth Games where Indian won 64 medals. ...
  • Still waiting for that promised job, says shooter Anisa Sayyed August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Anisa Sayyed doesn't need to wait for long to succeed in a shooting range but her wait for a job seems to be turning into an endless one with the Haryana government delaying for the past three years, leaving the champion shooter with no option but to vent...
  • CWG 2014: Shooters, wrestlers impress as India finish fifth with 64 medals August 4, 2014

    If you take away 2010 New Delhi, the benchmark for India at the Commonwealth Games has been 2002 Manchester when they crossed the 50-medal mark for the first time by ending up with 69 medals, 30 of them gold. Before the Indians left for Glasgow, the expectations were pegged at somewhere...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shooters shine yet again August 1, 2014

    The gold medals were hard to come by this time but Indian shooters were nonetheless mostly on target as they reaped a rich harvest of 17 medals in the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shooters get a rousing welcome on their return August 1, 2014

    Indian shooters landed in Delhi on Friday after finishing a successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2014, Glasgow. ...
  • Teenager Malaika Goel, police inspector Lajja Gauswami, and engineer Ayonika Paul: meet the medal-winning Indian shooters from Commonwealth Games 2014 July 30, 2014

    The medals tally for India at the Commonwealth Games has been constantly rolling with shooters and wrestlers clinching medals in plenty. With ten Gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Indian sportspersons are shining bright at the event. The biggest surprise this year at the games was 16-year-old Malaika...
  • CWG 2014: Lajja Gauswami bags bronze to end India's shooting campaign July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Lajja Gauswami bagged a bronze in women's 50m rifle 3 positions as India ended their spectacular shooting campaign on a high at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Gauswami shot 436.1 to end with a bronze in windy conditions behind Singapore's Jasmine Ser (449.1) and Scotland's Jen McIntosh (446.6) on the...
  • CWG 2014: Sanjeev Rajput clinches sliver, Narang gets bronze in shooting July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang claimed the silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 50-metre rifle 3 positions at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. With 452.9 points, England's Daniel Rivers clinched the gold, his second medal in the 2014 Games while Rajput and Narang finished with scores of...
  • CWG 2014: Shooter Ayonika Paul eyes World Championships after Glasgow glory July 30, 2014

    Indian shooter Ayonika Paul won silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event in Glasgow. ...
  • 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 semi-finals after hitting 13 of the maximum 15 targets. He then beat renowned shooter Michael Diamond of...
  • CWG 2014: India's Harpreet Singh shoots silver in men's 25m rapid fire pistol July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Shooter Harpreet Singh survived two rounds of nerve-wrecking shoot-off and brushed aside a penalty point docked on him to claim silver in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. 33-year-old Harpreet from Haryana saved India from disaster by bagging the silver after Olympic silver...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shooters' domination continues with Jitu Rai's gold July 28, 2014

    Ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi reflects on Jitu Rai's gold in 50m air pistol event, which took India to the No. 4 spot on the CWG medals tally. ...
  • CWG 2014: Shooters Meena Kumari, Lajja Gauswami fail to win medals July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: A lot was expected from Indian shooters Meena Kumari and Lajja Gauswami but they failed to earn a medal from the women's 50-metre rifle prone finals at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. On a day when all three Indian medals came from shooting, Meena and Lajja could only manage to...