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Narang calls for IPL-style shooting league

Narang calls for IPL-style shooting league Hyderabad: Inspired by the success of cricket's Indian Premier League, ace marksman and London Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has favoured a similar club competition for shooting to popularise the sport in the country. "It's quite a challenging project because the Olympic style of shooting is a little difficult. The challenge is to make it more spectator-friendly. So, we are working on it. Hopefully, we will soon come out with a...
12:52:44 PM Sep 06, 2013

Top shooter Abhinav Bindra demands clean IOA

Top shooter Abhinav Bindra demands clean IOA Mumbai: India's elite athletes have piled the pressure on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and demanded the removal of all tainted officials in order to overturn the country's Olympic ban. The IOA was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year for electing Lalit Bhanot, who served 11 months in jail on corruption charges, as its secretary general during its controversial December poll. During crucial meetings in Lausanne in...
03:17:04 PM Sep 04, 2013

Sports Ministry confirms Ronjan Sodhi is 2013 Khel Ratna awardee

Sports Ministry confirms Ronjan Sodhi is 2013 Khel Ratna awardee New Delhi: Rejecting discuss thrower Krishna Poonia claims for a joint award, the Indian Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed shooter Ronjan Sodhi as the 2013 Khel Ratna awardee. The recommendation made by the selection panel headed by the former World billiards champion Michael Ferreira comprising eminent sportsperson. However, the ministry has asked Ferreira to reconsider his panel's recommendation, the sources said. But Ferreira refused to change original recommendation. The awards...
08:24:31 PM Aug 22, 2013
Krishna Poonia called me for recommending her name for Khel Ratna: Anjali Bhagwat

Krishna Poonia called me for recommending her name for Khel Ratna: Anjali Bhagwat

Anjali Bhagwat, one of the members of the Khel Ratna selection committee, has said that discus thrower Krishna Poonia called her up a day before the selection meeting for recommending her name. ...
04:34:14 PM Aug 21, 2013

I have never lobbied for the Khel Ratna Award: Ronjan Sodhi

I have never lobbied for the Khel Ratna Award: Ronjan Sodhi New Delhi: Hitting out after the controversy that engulfed his nomination for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, shooter Ronjan Sodhi on Tuesday said he was anguished by the intense lobbying that had gone on for the award after his name was nominated. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sodhi insisted he had not lobbied for the award ever and had in fact missed out on two previous occasions. The...
07:44:19 PM Aug 20, 2013

Questions raised over process of Sodhi's recommendation

Questions raised over process of Sodhi's recommendation New Delhi: The recommendation of shooter Ronjan Sodhi for the prestigious Khel Ratna Award on Tuesday sparked off a controversy with some members of the selection panel raising questions about the process of his selection. It is learnt that Sodhi's name was not there when the majority of members decided to vote for the Khel Ratna awardee but brought back later for consideration. A selection panel member told PTI that...
08:18:14 PM Aug 13, 2013

Ronjan Sodhi to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Ronjan Sodhi to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna New Delhi: Double Trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi has been chosen for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest honour for a sportsperson. He is the seventh Indian shooter to receive the award. Sodhi, 35, won two silver medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games. In 2011, he became the first India to successfully defend a World Cup title. The other...
02:23:16 PM Aug 13, 2013

Exclusive: Have shooters let India down?

Exclusive: Have shooters let India down? New Delhi: Be it the Olympics, Asian games or Commonwealth Games, India's shooters have always delivered. But has that success come at a cost? CNN-IBN has learnt that on more than one occasion, the reputation of the Indian flag has taken a hit. Shooting has been India's most successful sport at international multi-discipline events, with four Olympic medals including the first ever individual gold at Beijing in 2008. But that...
07:46:56 PM Jul 18, 2013

Exclusive: Have shooters let India down?

Exclusive: Have shooters let India down? New Delhi: Be it the Olympics, Asian games or Commonwealth Games, India's shooters have always delivered. But has that success come at a cost? CNN-IBN has learnt that on more than one occasion, the reputation of the Indian flag has taken a hit. Shooting has been India's most successful sport at international multi-discipline events, with four Olympic medals including the first ever individual gold at Beijing in 2008. But that...
07:46:56 PM Jul 18, 2013

India's Kynan Chenai wins gold in Singapore Shooting Championship

India's Kynan Chenai wins gold in Singapore Shooting Championship Singapore: Kynan Chenai, a promising Indian shooter and a multiple gold medallist at junior nationals, clinched the trap gold medal in the Singapore Open Shooting Championship. 22-year-old Chenai, a gold medallist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, shot 10 in the final to pip local lad Zain Amat by three scoring points for the yellow metal. Amat shot seven in the final. Chenai shot an impressive 121 to enter the...
09:25:11 PM Jul 14, 2013

Lajja Gauswami wins silver in shooting World Cup

Lajja Gauswami wins silver in shooting World Cup Granada, Spain: Lajja Gauswami on Tuesday clinched the silver medal in the women's 50-metre rifle 3 position event, finally bringing to an end India's lean run at the ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain. The 24-year-old Gauswami, a silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, shot 584 in the qualification round and 454 in the finals to bag the silver ahead of Norway's Malin Westerheim, who shot 443.9 in the...
07:48:29 PM Jul 09, 2013

Rathore's son wins silver in junior trap event in Finland

Rathore's son wins silver in junior trap event in Finland New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's teenager son Manavaditya Rathore won a silver medal in the Trap Event at the 5th Junior International Shotgun Competition being held at Orimatiila, Finland. Rathore Junior scored 110 out of possible 125 to clinch the second position in the event. Later, he teamed up with Sunil Sharan and Abhay Rathore to win gold in the team championship as well. The girls also...
07:09:52 PM Jun 28, 2013

Sports ministry backs sexually-harassed shooter

Sports ministry backs sexually-harassed shooter New Delhi: Stringent action will be taken against anyone found guilty of sexual harassment, in the wake of a lady shooter alleging that her team members harassed her recently, the sports ministry reiterated Sunday. A lady shooter, selected to participate for a trap event in the international junior shooting competition at Suhl, Germany earlier this month, had complained to the sports ministry June 10 accusing two of her team members...
03:29:25 PM Jun 23, 2013
Back injury forces Abhinav Bindra to take a break

Back injury forces Abhinav Bindra to take a break

Old back injury will force Olympic Gold medallist and India's ace shooter, Abhinav Bindra out of the game for sometime. ...
11:37:54 AM Jun 20, 2013

Indian shooters win four medals in Czech Republic

Indian shooters win four medals in Czech Republic New Delhi: India's junior shooters on Friday clinched four medals, including a gold at the Meeting of Shooting Hopes tournament in Plzen, Czech Republic. Besides the gold, they won two silver and a bronze medal. Malaika Goel, a pistol shooter, won individual gold medal. In the qualification round, she shot 381/400 and in finals her score was 201. The team consisting of Malaika Goel (381), Yashwini (376) and Shreya Gawande...
09:04:58 PM Jun 14, 2013

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