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Elevanil wins gold in junior shooting meet

Young Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan claimed the women’s air rifle gold medal in the 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior international championship in Plzen, Czech Republic. She shot 250.8 in the final to get the better of Italy’s Nicole Gabrielli (249.7). She had also topped the qualification with 628.0. Aleksandra Szutko of Poland won the bronze with 228.2.

Chaudhary sets would record at ISSF 2018

Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new world record on the way to winning a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 in Suhl, Germany. Saurabh shot a total of 243.7 in the 10m air pistol event at International Shooting Sports Federation tournament. The junior world record prior to this was 242.5 by Chinese shooter Wang Zhehao at the first ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney.

Pawan Singh named RTS Jury chief

India’s former shooter & national coach Pawan Singh has been appointed as the Chairman of Result Timing Score Jury by the International Shooting Sports Federation for the ISSF World Cup in Munich. With this appointment, Singh became the first Indian to chair the RTS Jury at a senior World Cup. He would be responsible to resolve any score related issue and provide an accurate result on time.

Heena Sidhu clinched gold

Indian Shooter Heena Sidhu clinched the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol at the International Shooting Competitions 2018 in Hannover, Germany. Heena was in a rollicking form in the final where she was tied with France’s Mathilde Lamolle on 239.8 points. She won the tie to win the gold ahead of Mathilde. The finish marks a strong build-up to next week’s ISSF World Cup in Munich.

Rizvi claims No.1 spot pistol rankings

Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi grabbed the number one spot in 10m air pistol rankings by ISSF. He won the silver medal in the just-concluded World Cup in Changwon, Korea. Rizvi had previously won a gold medal with a world record score at the World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico in March. The other Indians in the top-10 are Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval who are at 6th & 12th spot.

Rajput clinches gold in shooting at CWG 2018

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50 m Rifle 3 Positions with a Games record to take India’s gold tally in shooting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven.The gold was Rajput’s third successive medal at the CWG, after having bagged silver and bronze in the 2014 and 2010 editions respectively. India’s Chain Singh stood fifth in the same event.

Sanjeev Rajput Clinches Gold in Shooting

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions with a Games record at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven. The gold was Rajput’s third successive medal at the CWG, after having bagged silver and bronze in the 2014 and 2010 editions respectively. India’s Chain Singh stood fifth in the same event.

Anish became India’s youngest gold medalist

Fifteen-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala became India’s youngest gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games, winning the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Finals with a record score at Gold Coast.India’s Neeraj Kumar stood fifth at the event. Anish, who is participating in his first Commonwealth Games, won gold at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney earlier this year.

Shreyasi Singh won Double Trap Gold

Shooter Shreyasi Singh won the gold medal in women’s double trap event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.The bronze medal went to Scotland. She had won a Bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon in the double trap team event. She won the silver medal in double trap event at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

Ankur Mittal grabs bronze medal in shooting

Shooter Ankur Mittal won a bronze medal in the men’s double trap finals at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games. Ankur won the silver medal in the World Championships in Moscow 2017 and he also won silver and gold medal in the ISSF World Cup. India’s tally at the Games has now increased to a total of 24, including 12 gold, four silver and eight bronze.

Shooters bag gold, bronze for India

Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharwal won gold and bronze medals respectively at Commonwealth Games 2018.In the men’s 10m air pistol event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, Rai shot a total of 235.1 points, thus, registering a new Games record. Mitharwal bagged the silver medal after shooting a total of 214.3 points. India has won five medals so far in shooting alone.

Mehuli Ghosh clinched silver in shooting

Indian shooters Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition at Commonwealth Games 2018.Singapore bagged the gold medal. With this feat, India now stands third on the points table with 17 medals in total, including seven in shooting alone.

Ravi Kumar won a bronze medal

Indian shooter Ravi Kumar won the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Ravi acquired the third spot with a score of 224.1 after 22 shots. Australia’s Dane Sampson won the gold while Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki claimed silver. India are now third in the Games’ medal tally with 10 medals including 6 gold, 2 silver & 2 bronze

India continues to shine in Commonwealth

India continued to bag gold medals in Commonwealth Games 2018, with weightlifter Punam Yadav and 16-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker winning a gold medal each.Yadav bagged hers in women’s 69kg weightlifting, while Bhaker’s came in 10-metre air pistol event.Shooter Heena Sidhu won the silver medal in the 10-m air pistol event at 21st Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Muskan Bhanwala wins gold in shooting

Indian shooter Muskan got gold medal in women‘s 25m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney. The team gold was won by Muskan, Manu Bhaker and Devanshi Rana, adding to India‘s rich medal haul. Muskan‘s medal was India‘s fourth individual gold in the prestigious tournament. Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Ayush Rudraraju and Gurnilal Singh Garcha got team silver in men‘s junior skeet.

Elavenil Valarivan won gold for 10m Air Rifle

Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in 10m women‘s air rifle event of the season’s first junior ISSF World Cup in Sydney. Elavenil also combined with Shreya Agrawal and Zeena Khitta to claim the team gold medal. Elavenil had also won a bronze medal at the FISU World Shooting Sports Championship.

Akhil Sheoran won gold in shooting

Akhil Sheoran clinched the gold medal in men‘s 50m rifle 3-position after he shot 455.6 in the final to pip Austria‘s Bernhard Pickl in second place with 452. Sheoran, thus, became the fourth young Indian shooter to win a medal on ISSF World Cup debut. This was India‘s fourth gold medal at this World Cup and they sit at the top of the medals with a total of nine medals.

Ankur Mittal settles for silver

Indian shooter Ankur Mittal settled for the silver medal in the double trap event of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Shotgun Championship. Mittal finished with 66 points in contrast to Fokeev’s 68, who won the gold medal. He shot brilliantly throughout the day, finishing top in the qualification round with a score of 145 out of a possible 150.

Shapath Bharadwaj wins bronze

Teenager Shapath Bharadwaj won a bronze medal in the double trap event at the ISSF Junior Shotgun World Cup in Porpetto, Italy. He shot a 48 in the final to finish behind gold-medal winner Briton James Dedman and Finland’s Miki Ylonen. This was India’s first medal in the competition apart from the bronze won by Sheoran and Keer in the mixed team trap competition.

Kynan Chenai wins bronze

India shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan. He shot a score of 30 to finish behind gold medallist Abdulrahman Al Faihan and Talal Al Rashidi who bagged the sliver medal. India have so far won two gold medals and a bronze in the competition.

Ankur Mittal wins gold

Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men’s double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship. He shot 71 in the six-man final to finish at the top of the podium. He had won a gold medal at International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Mexico earlier this year. He had also bagged a silver in season’s inaugural World Cup in New Delhi.

Yashaswini bags gold in 10m air pistol

Yashaswini Deswal created history by winning the 10m Air Pistol gold medal equalling the junior world record score of 235.9 in the final of the ISSF Junior World Championship. She eliminated Korean shooter Woori Kim for the gold medal. Her gold medal made sure India were No.2 on the points table with two gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

Shapath reaches first World Cup Final

Young Indian shooter Shapath Bharadwaj reached his first ever ISSF World Cup stage Final. Shapath was one of four shooters to finish with a score of 135. Shapath’s teammates Sangram Dahiya and Ankur Mittal finished 17th and 19th respectively with identical scores of 127.

Shapath reaches first World Cup Final

Young Indian shooter Shapath Bharadwaj reached his first ever ISSF World Cup stage Final. Shapath was one of four shooters to finish with a score of 135. Shapath’s teammates Sangram Dahiya and Ankur Mittal finished 17th and 19th respectively with identical scores of 127.