Indian shooting has gone beyond iconic names: NRAI chief
Indian shooting has gone beyond iconic names: NRAI chief

Awarded the rare 'Diploma of Honour' by the International Shooting Sport Federation, NRAI president Raninder Singh says shooting in India has gone beyond iconic names, giving him hopes of achieving a top-five finish in the discipline at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Asian Games 2014: Shooters clinch silver, Sandeep Sejwal bags swimming bronze
Asian Games 2014: Shooters clinch silver, Sandeep Sejwal bags swimming bronze

The men's pistol team clinched a silver medal, while Sandeep Sejwal scooped a rare bronze in swimming but India slipped to the 16th position in the overall standings with a tally of 17 medals on the seventh day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here today.

Asian Games: Indian men's team clinches silver in 25m center fire pistol in shooting

India bagged their second silver in the 17th Asian Games as the men's shooting team finished second in the 25 metre center fire pistol at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range.

Indian men end pistol shooting with silver in 25m centre fire
Indian men end pistol shooting with silver in 25m centre fire

Indian men ended their campaign in the pistol events on a winning note by shooting down a silver medal in the 25m centre fire event even as the women's team exited from the 50m three-position competition without success at the Asian Games, here on Friday.

Asian Games: Indian men's team clinches silver in 25m center fire pistol
Asian Games: Indian men's team clinches silver in 25m center fire pistol

India bagged their second silver in the 17th Asian Games as the men's shooting team finished second in the 25 metre center fire pistol at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Friday.

Harpreet Singh keeps India's hopes alive in 25 M Rapid Fire Pistol
Harpreet Singh keeps India's hopes alive in 25 M Rapid Fire Pistol

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.

After CWG low, Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar eyes good show at Asian Games

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.

Indian shooters biggest beneficiary of government grants

With shooters bringing laurels at major international meets, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of government grants in the last three years.

Vijay Kumar fails to make it to rapid fire team for Asian Games

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.

NRAI replaces Annuraj Singh with Pushpanjali Rana for World Championships

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday made a change to the Indian shooting squad for the upcoming World Championships, bringing in pistol shooter Pushpanjali Rana in place of Annuraj Singh.

Golden count goes down but Indian shooters dominate at 2014 Commonwealth Games

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 with the surprising exception of Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar and the seasoned Heena Sidhu.

Golden count goes down but Indian shooters dominate Commonwealth Games

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 with the surprising exception of Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar and the seasoned Heena Sidhu.

Glasgow Games: Indian shooters win 5 more medals on concluding day of event

Indian shooters continued to dominate the Barry Buddon Centre with the unassuming Sanjeev Rajput and Harpreet Singh clinching a silver medal each but there was heartbreak for Olympic silver winner Vijay Kumar in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

Vijay Kumar fails to qualify for final round of CWG

Olympic silver medallist marksman Vijay Kumar on Tuesday made a shock exit in the qualification round of the men`s 25m rapid fire pistol event of the 20th Commonwealth Games after finishing seventh here.

CWG Games Village lacks facilities: Chef-de-mission Raj Singh

Indian officials, who are travelling with the contingent on Tuesday said that the `Athletes Village` here was far inferior to the one in Delhi during the the last edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Vijay Kumar named India`s flag-bearer at 2014 Commonwealth Games

India`s Olympic silver medallist pistol shooter, Vijay Kumar will be the flag-bearer for the country during the opening ceremony of 2014 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Good roads could help anti-Naxal operations: Vijay Kumar

Anti-Naxal operations in Palamau district in Jharkhand could have got impetus had nine long-pending road projects been completed, Senior Advisor in Union Home Ministry K Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday.

No Sodhi in 30-member CWG squad, Bindra to spearhead

Owing to his run of poor form, Asian Games gold medallist Ronjan Sodhi has failed to break into the 30-member Indian squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will see top shooters such as Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar gunning for podium finishes.

OGQ to support Olympic medallist Yogeshwar

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) today announced its support for London Games bronze medal winning wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt till 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the latest signing ensuring that all the six 2012 mega-event winners are now with the organisation.

London Olympics medal winners felicitated

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today felicitated London Olympics medallists during Saifai Mahotsava here.