Shooting

Australia wins Champions Trophy 2018

World Champions Australia defeated India 3-1 via shoot-off after both teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time to clinch its 2nd consecutive Champions Trophy hockey title. It was the 37th and final edition of the tournament with Australia winning 15th Champions Trophy title. It was being held at Breda. India won their consecutive silver medal while the Netherlands won the bronze medal.

UN to send War Crimes Investigators to Gaza

UN Human Rights Council has voted to send a team of international War Crimes Investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.The resolution was backed by 29 members while 2 members US and Australia voted against and 14 abstained. Israel has defended the killing of protesters, saying it was acting in self-defence to protect its borders and communities.

I&B ministry to set up web portal

The information and broadcasting ministry will set up a dedicated web portal to disseminate information on filming facilities available in the country. The portal will also provide an overview of such locations. Applications for shooting permission will be accepted through the site. The portal will allow online payments and issuing permissions.

Six CWG stars join TOPS

Six Commonwealth Games medallists from the track and field, shooting and weightlifting disciplines were inducted into the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The objective of TOPS, launched by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, is to identify & support the potential medal prospects for 2020 Olympic Games. The selected athletes are provided financial assistance for their training.

Narang-Ghatkar win silver medal in shooting

Gagan Narang combined with Pooja Ghatkar to win the mixed team silver medal in the Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Earlier in the tournament, Mihika Poore bagged the women’s air rifle gold. Nivetha Paramanantham clinched the gold medal in the women’s air pistol after topping the qualification.

Tejaswini won gold at CWG

Tejaswini Sawant won India its fifth shooting gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals in Gold Coast.This was 37-year-old Tejaswini’s second medal at the 2018 edition, after winning silver at the women’s 50m Rifle Prone. India’s Anjum Moudgil won silver at the event, after having topped qualification.

Heena Sidhu won gold medal in 25m Pistol

Heena Sidhu won India’s 11th gold medal in pistol shooting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.Heena Sidhu has become the first Indian athlete to win two medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. India has so far won 20 medals, including eleven gold, four silver and five bronze.

Vivaan Kapoor bagged two bronze medals

Vivaan Kapoor got his 1st Bronze medal in the men‘s trap event at International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in Sydney, Australia. He got his 2nd Bronze after winning the Team Bronze medal in the event along with Lakshay Sheoran and Ali Aman Elahi. India has two gold and three bronze medals in the competition and is placed second behind China.

White House on lockdown after man shoots

The White House on Saturday was placed on a lockdown after a man shot himself in the North Lawn of the President‘s residence. President Donald Trump was not present in the White House at the time of the incident. The unidentified man, whose death was later confirmed by the authorities, had fired several rounds before shooting himself.

Jitu Rai bags men’s 50m pistol

Ace Indian marksman Jitu Rai won the men’s 50m pistol national title with a new national record score of 233 at the 61st National Shooting Championship in Thiruvananthapuram. Rai’s score of 233 was a new record in the finals of the event. Jitu Rai also won the team gold in the event combining with Jai and Omprakash Mitherwal for a total of 1,658.