Majority of the athletes who have been selected for funding by Sports Ministry under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for top-class training as part of preparation for 2016 Rio Olympics have consented to the government's offer.
Jitu Rai, Abhinav Bindra and Gangan Narang will spearhead the Indian shooting contingent as it seeks to earn a few Rio Olympic quotas at the ISSF rifle/pistol World Cup beginning in Changwon, Korea on Wednesday.
Aiming to give a boost to sports culture in the national capital, an advisory body of AAP government on Thursday met sports persons and experts in the field to discuss ways to improve sports facilities in the city.
The government has rolled out its ambitious TOP (Target Olympic Podium) Scheme, under which 2016 Olympics medal prospects will be funded for their specialised world class training and top-level competition, and offered ace discus thrower Seema Punia a budget of Rs 75 lakhs till the Rio Games next year.
Olympic medallists Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar clinched a gold medal each in 10-metre air rifle and 25-metre standard pistol events respectively at the 58th National Shooting Championship here today.
India's sole individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra today bagged the 50-metre rifle prone bronze medal, but the gold went to Hariom Singh in the 58th National Shooting Championships here on Wednesday.
India's ace pistol shooter and bronze medal winner at the Incheon Asian Games Heena Sidhu on Tuesday said Abhinav Bindra's recent elevation to the ISSF athlete's committee would be an effective grievance redressal.
The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been elected chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour.
Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa.
India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been re-elected as member of the seven-men Athlete Commission of the International Shooting Sport Federation, the global body governing the sport.
Star Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched individual and team bronze medals in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal had to be content with a historic silver as India added five more medals to boost their tally to nine on the fourth day of competitions in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.
Star Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra clinched an individual bronze medal in his last Asian Games while squash player Saurav Ghosal had to be content with a historic silver as India added three more medals to boost their tally to nine on the fourth day of competitions here on Tuesday.
Indian shooting ace Abhinav Bindra today bid adieu to Asian Games by clinching the individual bronze medal in men's 10-m air rifle event after guiding the team to a third-place finish on the fourth day of competitions here.