Shooting

  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women win bronze in 25m Pistol Team event 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Incheon: The shooting range once again provided an early medal for the Indian contingent as the women's pistol trio of Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu shot down a bronze in the 25m range on day three of the competitions on Monday. The Indian trio tallied 1729 points, a whopping...
  • Asian Games 2014: A couple of bronze for India to start Day 3 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Shooters once again got India going at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, when the trio of Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed and Heena Sidhu clinched bronze medal in the Women's 25m Pistol Team event to start day three. Sarnobat, Sayyed and Sidhu collected 580, 577 and 572 points respectively but failed...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women finish sixth in 10m Air Rifle Team Finals 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian troika of Ayonika Paul, Apurvi Chandela and Raj Chaudhary finished a disappointing sixth in the 10m Air Rifle Women's Team Finals of the 17th Asian Games on Monday. World No. 8 Ayonika scored a creditable 417.7 but Apurvi (413.8) and Raj Choudhary (407.6) failed to come up with...
  • Asian Games 2014 Live, Day 3: India win bronze in shooting and squash 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) While Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal will play squash singles semis, women shooters will be in action in rifle and pistol events. Day two of competition at Incheon wasn't particularly a happy one for India, with just two bronze -...
  • Asiad Day 2 Analysis: Quiet day for India at Incheon 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    India had a comparatively quieter outing on day two of the ongoing Asian Games. In the 10 meter Air pistol shooting, Indian team of Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa won a bronze in the Team Event. While they scored same points as China with 1743 points, China beat them...
  • Asian Games 2014: India's trap shooting trio disappoints 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    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...
  • My mother yet to know I won Asian Games gold: Jitu Rai Yesterday

    Incheon: A day after clinching the 50m pistol gold in the ongoing Asian Games, Jitu Rai said he has not spoken to his mother for the last one month since he took part in the Shooting World Championship in Granada, Spain, where he picked up a silver. "I have not spoken...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai finishes 5th in 10m Air Pistol Final Yesterday

    After winning gold in 50m Air Pistol on Saturday, Jitu Rai failed to complete a double finishing fifth in the 10m Air Pistol Final. ...
  • Asian Games gold earns shooter Jitu Rai Rs. 50 lakh award Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav announced a cash award of Rs. 50 lakh for ace shooter Jitu Rai, who won a gold medal at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games on Saturday. A government spokesman said that the chief minister was happy that world No. 5 Rai, who was from...
  • Asian Games 2014: India win two medals on Day 2 12 hours 48 minutes ago

    Indian shooters were on target for the second successive day as they delivered a bronze in the men's 10m air pistol team event, while shuttlers bagged another medal of same hue in the women's team competition in the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. India finished behind hosts South Korea and China...
  • As it happened: Asian Games Day 2 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) INDIA RESULTS SO FAR ON DAY 2: SHOOTING: India win bronze medal in 10m Air Pistol Team event. SHOOTING: Jitu Rai finishes 5th in the Men's 10m Air Pistol Final. SHOOTING: India finish 6th in Men's Trap Team Final. ROWING: Swarn Singh finishes 2nd...
  • Go for Glory: Amazing run for Jitu Rai in one year, says Ronjan Sodhi Yesterday

    On day one at the Asiad, India started on a positive note as shooters Jitu Rai and Shweta Chaudhry bagged gold and bronze medals respectively. ...
  • Asian Games Day 1 Analysis: Gold on first day lifts Indian spirits Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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, Day 1: Jitu Rai shoots India's first gold, bronze for Shweta Yesterday

    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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Shooter Jitu Rai upbeat to win a medal at Asian Games 2014 5 days ago

    Rai won the silver medal in the men's 50m pistol at the Shooting World Championship in Spain last week and became the first Indian to win a qualifying spot for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships 6 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 6 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 September 13, 2014

    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 September 13, 2014

    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...