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Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in 50m Rifle 3 Positions

Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in 50m Rifle 3 Positions

The gold medal went to Petar Gorsa of Croatia who led from pillar to post in the finals, shooting a total of 457.5 to Rajput's 456.9.

India's Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

India's Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup

Rajput shot 456.9 to win the silver medal in the last World Cup before the Rio Olympic Games.

Mairaj Ahmed Khan wins India's first skeet medal at a shooting World Cup

Mairaj Ahmed Khan wins India's first skeet medal at a shooting World Cup

Mairaj shot 122 in the qualifying, 15/16 in semi-final stage of six-men final round and then 14+1 in the gold medal match.

Jitu Rai misses out on 10m air pistol medal at ISSF World Cup

Jitu Rai misses out on 10m air pistol medal at ISSF World Cup

Jitu, who shot 580 to qualify for the eight man final in seventh position, was eliminated in fifth, after 14th shot.

Jitu Rai beats strong field to strike gold at ISSF World Cup

Jitu Rai beats strong field to strike gold at ISSF World Cup

India's Prakash Nanjappa shot 549 in the qualification round to be placed 17th.

Pooja Ghatkar narrowly misses out on World Cup medal

Pooja Ghatkar narrowly misses out on World Cup medal

Pooja's team mates Ayonika Paul and Apoorvi Chandela finished 17th and 18th with scores of 413.8 and 413.6 respectively in their qualification rounds.

My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai

My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai

 He is modesty personified but Jitu Rai, now the benchmark of excellence in Indian shooting, doesn't shy away from expressing his "burning desire" to hit the bull's eye at next year's Rio Olympics, saying the Arjuna Award will act as additional morale-booster.

Chain Singh clinches India's 7th Olympic quota place

Rifle shooter Chain Singh on Friday became the seventh Indian marksman to clinch an Olympic quota place after he finished eighth in the 50m Rifle 3 Position event of the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Chain Singh becomes seventh Indian shooter to book 2016 Rio quota place

Chain Singh becomes seventh Indian shooter to book 2016 Rio quota place

Chain Singh on Friday became the seventh Indian shooter to book a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He finished seventh in qualification of the 50m Rifle 3 Position event at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azarbezan.

Gurpreet Singh finishes fifth in rapid fire pistol final

Gurpreet Singh finishes fifth in rapid fire pistol final

 Gurpreet Singh, who has already secured a Rio Olympics quota for India, on Wednesday displayed great form to reach the finals of men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in first place with a combined score of 586 over two stages of qualification in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Prakash Nanjappa wins India's 6th shooting quota for Rio

Prakash Nanjappa wins India's 6th shooting quota for Rio

 India's Prakash Nanjappa has earned a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics after finishing eighth in the finals of 50-metre men's pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Gagan Narang in first air rifle final of world event since London

Gagan Narang in first air rifle final of world event since London

 Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang missed out on a podium finish after reaching his first final of men's air rifle event in a global event since winning the London Olympics bronze medal, at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan on Monday.

We're expecting 4 Olympic quotas in Gabala World Cup: Raninder Singh

 NRAI President Raninder Singh said that he was hopeful of the Indian shooters winning "at least four Rio Olympic quota places" for the country in this year's first combined Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun ISSF World Cup starting in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang

I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang

Injuries and recoveries have marked Gagan Narang's life over the last three years and the shooting ace, having just secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, says he is striving to reach peak form and maintain the momentum going into the multisport extravaganza.

Gagan Narang is powerhouse of Indian shooting: NRAI

Gagan Narang is powerhouse of Indian shooting: NRAI

 Gagan Narang has been dubbed the "powerhouse" of Indian shooting by the Nation Rifle Association of India (NRAI), a day after he earned the country its third Rio Olympics quota place in the sport with a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA.

Gagan Narang wins World Cup bronze, secures quota for Rio Olympics

Gagan Narang wins World Cup bronze, secures quota for Rio Olympics

 Gagan Narang on Friday won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the ISSF World Cup at Fort Benning in USA, earning himself a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok

Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok

In a strange incident, ace Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Anjali Bhagwat were barred from boarding the Jet Airways flight from Bangkok to Mumbai for carrying weapons with "incomplete documents".

Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput survive elimination rounds at World Cup

Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput survive elimination rounds at World Cup

Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh survived their respective elimination rounds to enter the qualification round for the finals of men's 50m rifle 3 position event at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here today.

Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze

Shooter Apurvi Chandela bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze

Changwon, Korea: Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday earned a quota place for next year's Olympic Games after winning the 10-metre air rifle bronze in the ongoing ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here.

Jitu Rai says he feels 'shameful' about asking for promotion

Jitu Rai says he feels 'shameful' about asking for promotion

 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai, who is employed with the Indian army, says he feels "shameful" about asking for promotion in his rank after winning gold in Commonwealth and Asian Games.