Indians clean-sweep women's 25m pistol at Suhl Junior World Cup
New Delhi, May 15 (Shooting News) Indian shooters made a clean sweep of the women's 25m pistol competition on the penultimate day of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, to consolidate their lead at the top of the medal tally on Sunday.
Rhythm Sangwan won gold, Manu Bhaker silver and Naamaa Kapoor bronze, as India completely dominated the Olympic event.
The Indian trio were head and shoulders above the field from the qualification round itself.
Rhythm topped the qualification round with 588 while Manu was second with 584 and Naamya third with 583.
Then, in the eliminators, Naamya topped hers with 12 hits while Rhythm followed her to the medal round in second with 11 hits. Manu topped the second eliminator comfortably with 17 hits as German Michaela Boesl won a shoot-off to become the fourth finalist with nine hits to her name.
Then, Naamya ensured an Indian sweep of the medals, taking out the German in a tense three-shot shoot-off, as both had tied on 10 hits after four 5-shot series rounds.
Meanwhile, there was a battle at the top, as Manu initially led Rhythm, but the latter caught up by the fifth series. He then surged ahead after the seventh as Manu registered a blank. The eventual scores read 31 hits for Rhythm, 26 for Manu, while Naamya finished with 16 hits to her name.
Shivam Dabas won India a silver in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions junior competition, going down 15-17 to Italian Danilo Sollazzo where the latter also had to survive a shoot-off to win in what was a very close final.
India have so far won nine gold, 10 silver and one bronze for an overall haul of 20 medals so far.
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Shooting: India picks up four more gold at Junior World Cup
New Delhi, May 13 (Shooting News) Indian shooters continued to dominate the proceedings at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, winning four more gold medals in the women's and men's air rifle and air pistol team events on Friday.
India's tally currently stands at 14 medals, including eight gold and six silver.
Australia, France, Poland and Bulgaria have won the other four gold medals on offer.
India's gold rush on Friday began when the men's 10m air rifle trio of Rudrankksh Patil, Paarth Makhija and Umamahesh Maddineni beat Spain's Jesus Oviedo, Adrian Diaz and Jorge Estevez 16-8 in the gold medal match.
It was a second gold in the competition for both Rudrankksh and Paarth, who had won the individual men's 10m air rifle and the mixed team rifle competitions earlier respectively.
It was then the turn of the junior women's 10m air pistol team of Manu Bhaker, Palak and Esha Singh who outplayed Georgians Salome Prodiashvili, Mariam Abramishvili and Mariami Prodiashvili by the same 16-8 margin.
Then the air rifle women's team consisting of Arya Borse, Zeena Khitta and Ramita downed the Korean trio of Yeeun AN, Eunji Kwon and Jeongin Jang 17-9 in the title decider to give India the third gold of the day.
Finally, the men's air pistol team of Saurabh Chaudhary, Shiva Narwal and Sarabjot Singh outclassed Uzbekistan's Mukhammad Kamalov, Veniamin Nikitin and Umidbek Komolbekov 17-9 to clinch India's fourth gold of the day.
India have also reached the gold medal round of the men's and women's trap team competitions, assuring themselves of two more silver medals at the very least.
Shardul Vihan, Arya Vansh Tyagi and Vivaan Kapoor will clash with the US trio of Patrick Thompson, Ernest Carvahlo and Christian Kutz later in the day for the junior men's trap team title.
Then India's Preeti Rajak, Sabeera Haris and Bhavya Tripathi will be up against the Italian trio of Marika Patera, Sofia Gori and Sofia Littame in the women's trap team gold medal contest.
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Esha Singh, Saurabh Chaudhary win mixed team pistol gold
Suhl (Germany), May 12 (Shooting News) The duo of Esha Singh and Saurabh Chaudhary won the mixed team pistol gold as Indian shooters extended their dominance at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on Thursday.
India's Palak and Sarabjot Singh settled for the silver medal after losing to Esha and Saurabh 16-12 in the gold medal match.
Ramita and Paarth Makhija also won silver in the 10m air rifle mixed team competition, going down 13-17 to the Polish pair of Julia Piotrowska and Wiktor Sajdak but not before making it three medals on the day.
In all, India has so far won 10 medals, including four gold.
The Indian pistol pairs came through after topping a 38-field qualification round of 60 shots with scores of 578 and 575 respectively. It was Palak and Sarabjot who had the better of Esha and Saurabh in this round but the more experienced pair saw it through when it mattered the most.
In the junior men's trap, three shooters -- Arya Vansh Pathak, Vivaan Kapoor and Shardul Vihaan -- shot respectable scores of 118 (the first two names) and 117 each to finish ninth, 10th and 12th respectively.
Shapath Bharadwaj finished 17th with a round of 115 while Bakhtyaruddin Malek shot 110 for a 32nd place finish.
Sabeera Haris had reached the top-eight final elimination stage in the junior women's trap. The rifle trio of Paarth Makhija, Rudrankksh Patil and Umamahesh Maddinenni also reached the gold medal round and were to face Spanish opponents in the men's 10m air Rifle team competitions.
France and Poland are the only other nations to have won gold medals off India so far.
Also Read : Rudrankksh, Abhinav make it 1-2 for India in men's 10m air rifle at Suhl Junior World Cup
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Rudrankksh, Abhinav make it 1-2 for India in men's 10m air rifle at Suhl Junior World Cup
New Delhi, May 11 (Shooting News) Indian shooter Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil beat compatriot Abhinav Shaw in the gold-match match as India made it a 1-2 in the men's 10 m air rifle competition of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on Wednesday.
Patil won the gold after going 17-13 up against Abhinav Saw in a tight title-decider.
The Indian duo shot consistently well throughout Wednesday morning, first crossing the eight-man final stage elimination hurdle and then putting up a show in the gold-medal matchup.
On Tuesday, Rudrankksh had also topped the qualification stage with 627.5 points, leading three Indians into the top-eight stage. Paarth Makhija accompanied the duo, holding on to his fifth position in qualifying in the end classifications.
But the morning undoubtedly belonged to Rudrankksh who dominated all three stages of the competition over two days of shooting.
In the final, it was Abhinav who started stronger in the early stages, going up 4-2 after the first three shots.
Rudrankks recovered quickly though, and went past his countryman, keeping his nose ahead till the very end to seal victory. Germnay's Nils Palberg won bronze.
In the junior women's 10m air rifle, India's Ramita after topping qualification on Tuesday with a solid 630.5, also topped the final stage elimination with a score of 261.0.
However, she settled for silver in the end, going down 8-16 to France's Oceanne Muller, a reigning Junior World Champion and Tokyo Olympics finalist, in the gold medal match.
India is presently topping the medal tally as well with one gold and two silver medals.
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Vedika wins bronze in women's 10m air pistol at Deaflympics
New Delhi, May 6 (Shooting News) India won its third shooting medal at the ongoing 24th Deaflympics at Caxias do Sul, Brazil, with Vedika Sharma clinching a bronze in the women's 10m air Pistol event.
Vedika shot 207.2 in the finals to finish behind Chinese Taipei's Kao Ya-Ju, who won silver with a score of 232 on day four of competitions.
Ukraine's Inna Afonchenko won gold with final tally of 236.3 at the end of the 24-shot eight-woman final.
Dhanush Srikanth had won gold and Shourya Saini bronze in the men's 10m air rifle competition on day three to give India its first two shooting medals of the Deaflympics.
With the mixed team gold in badminton, India now has four medals in the Games and is in eighth place in the standings.
The final of the women's 10m air pistol event saw two Indian competitors with Pranjali Dhumal, who had qualified ahead of Vedika, finishing fourth to narrowly miss out on a medal.
Pranjali had topped the qualification round with a score of 561 while Vedika had grabbed the eighth and final qualifying spot with a round of 538.
In the women's 10m air rifle, two Indians again made it to the final round but a medal eluded them.
Priyesha Deshmukh finished fourth in the finals with a score of 203.4 while Natasha Joshi was seventh with 141.1. They had qualified in the same individual positions with scores of 618.9 and 617.6 respectively in the 60-shot qualification round.
India has sent 10 shooters in its 65-strong contingent for the Brazil Deaflympics. It is its largest and youngest ever squad and will be participating in 11 sporting disciplines.
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Dhanush Srikanth wins gold, Shourya Saini bags bronze at Deaflympics
New Delhi, May 5 (Shooting News) Dhanush Srikanth struck gold in the men's 10m air rifle competition on day three of the ongoing 24th Deaflympics at Caxias do Sul, Brazil, ensuring a golden start to India's campaign at the Games.
Shourya Saini put the icing on India's cake with a bronze, finishing behind Korea's Kim Woo Rim in the eight-man final on Wednesday.
Dhanush shot 247.5, a finals world record score, to emerge triumphant as Kim fell short with 246.6, while Shourya finished third with 224.3.
Later the Indian badminton team also won gold beating Japan 3-1 in the final to make it a double celebrations for the country.
India is currently placed eighth on the medals table with two gold and one bronze medal. Ukraine tops the standings currently with 19 gold, six silver and 13 bronze medals.
Dhanush and Shourya were second and third respectively in the qualifications.
Hailing from Telangana, Dhanush trains at Gangan Narang's academy in Hyderabad.
Under the guidance of the Olympic bronze medallist shooter, Dhanush produced a fine performance to win his his career's biggest prize at the Games.
Dhanush and Shourya, who were also helped by National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) coaches Anuja Jung and Priti Sharma for the marquee sporting event, shot well throughout the day to emerge as deserving medal winners.
Dhanush shot 623.3 in qualification to finish behind Kim, who shot 625.1 to top the field. Shourya was third with 622.7 ensuring two Indians made it to the final stage.
In the final too, Kim began with a bang and was leading Dhanush till the 18th shot of the 24-shot final. The Indian found his bearings when the single shots began after the 10th shot and slowly but surely made up lost ground to march ahead.
After going past Kim on the 18th shot, Dhanush never looked back and kept widening the gap, eventually leaving the Korean almost a point behind to seal victory. Shourya was third throughout the final and ensured a full return for the squad from the event.
India has sent 10 shooters in their 65-strong contingent for the Brazil Deaflympics. It is their largest and youngest ever squad and will be participating in 11 sporting disciplines.
In the previous 2017 edition, India had finished with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.
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Ezhilarasi, Narwal, Palak top air pistol selection trials
New Delhi, Apr 30 (Shooting News) S Ezhilarasi of Tamil Nadu emerged winner in the women's 10m air pistol competition while Haryana's Shikha Narwal won in the junior section at the the national selection shooting trials here on Saturday.
Haryana's Palak claimed the top prize in the youth section, comfortably getting the better of state-mate Rhythm Sangwan 17-9 in the gold medal round.
Ezhilarasi shot 16 to prevail over Haryana's Palak (12) in the gold medal contest at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
In the final stage elimination, Palak topped with 253.5 and Ezhilarasi followed her with a score of 252.2.
Yuvika Tomar of Uttar Pradesh finished third with 248.9 while Haryana's Sangwan settled for the fourth place with a total score of 248.4.
Narwal, who also competed in the senior category, was sixth with 196.4.
While she could not finish high in the seniors, Narwal claimed the top prize in the junior section, beating Yuvika Tomar 16-12 in the gold medal match.
With a total score of 249.7, Narwal also topped the final stage elimination, ahead of Tomar (248.6).
Sangwan was third with 247.2 and Palak finished the junior section with a total score of 246.5 to end at fourth place overall.
Winner of the senior competition, Ezhilarasi, with a score of 195.3, was fifth in the junior women's 10m air pistol event.
Ezhilarasi was third in the youth section with 246.2 while Yashsavi Joshi was fourth with 245.6.
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Divyansh says he has started shooting in 3P keeping Olympics in mind
Bengaluru, Apr 29 (Shooting News) Divyansh Singh Panwar, who competes in the 10m air rifle event, on Friday said he has decided to start shooting in the 50m rifle 3 positions competition too, keeping the Olympics in mind.
The World Cup medallist's coaches and seniors too influenced his decision, even though the 10m air rifle remains his "main" focus.
The 19-year-old Olympian tried his hand at the 50m rife 3 positions event at the ongoing Khelo India University Games, representing Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
"I decided to participate at the Khelo India University Games 2021 because my journey in 10m air rifle shooting also started at the first-ever Khelo India Youth Games.
"I have recently started competing in the 50m rifle 3 positions event, and I wanted to start this journey once again at Khelo India. So, if I get a chance to go to the Olympics in this category, I want my journey to start once again from here," he said.
In Tokyo last year, Divyansh competed in the men's 10m air rifle event, and he is seeking to appear in more Olympics.
"Several seniors and coaches have told me that if I start competing in 50m rifle 3 positions, it will also help me in 10m air rifle.
"I, obviously, want to keep my main focus on the 10m Air Rifle category, but I am ready to do anything which may help me in that event, so, I decided to start doing 50m rifle 3 positions as well. Both these events really support each other," he added.
While Divyansh could not reach the final at KIUG, finishing with a score of 566 in the qualification round of 50m rifle 3 positions event, he is hopeful that his presence at the Games will motivate young athletes from different parts of the country.
Divyansh won a gold medal in the 2019 ISSF World Cup in Putian in 10m air rifle, followed by a silver in the same category at the 2019 Beijing World Cup.
The shooter from Jaipur also won a gold medal in mixed team 10m air rifle category in the ISSF World Cups in Beijing, Munich, and Putian, in 2019.
The same year, he earned a quota for the Tokyo Olympics and was included in the 16-member Indian shooting contingent at the Games.
"Before appearing at the Khelo India School Games (in 2018), I had not competed in any major tournaments and had not won any big medals. I was a very unknown player at the time. But it opened up doors for me to reach this level.
"You have to pick up small victories in life. Only then you can reach the top level," Divyansh said.
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Gold medallist Rahi Sarnobat wins women's 25m Pistol T4 trials
New Delhi, Apr 25 (Shooting News) Reigning Asian Games gold medallist Rahi Sarnobat won the women's 25m pistol competition in the national selection trials at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday.
Sarnobat shot 26 in the gold medal match to leave behind Haryana's Vibhuti Bhatia, who settled for silver with 22 hits.
Punjab's Ruby Tomer won the bronze.
The national selection trial 3 & 4 for pistol events has five more competition days left on its schedule.
In the junior women's final, local girl Naamya Kapoor overcame the challenge of Olympian Manu Bhaker to strike gold with 23 hits in the final. Manu shot 20.
Punjab again won bronze, this time through Simranpreet Kaur Brar.
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Haryana’s Shiva Narwal sweeps men’s 10m air pistol T3 trials
New Delhi, Apr 21 (Shooting News) Haryana's Shiva Narwal recorded a treble in the men’s 10m air pistol event, winning the senior, junior and youth categories in the National Selection Trial 3 and 4 here on Thursday.
Narwal first won the youth competition, beating Rajasthan’s Sandeep Bishnoi 16-12 in the gold medal match, before defeating the same opponent again in the junior final, this time by an even wider 16-10 margin at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here.
Varun Tomar of Uttar Pradesh won bronze in the youth category while Samrat Rana was third in the junior event.
The icing on the cake for Narwal was the senior T3 competition, where he again made the gold medal match. His rival this time was state-mate Naveen and Narwal won 16-12 to land the unique treble.
Army man Bishal Shrestha came third.
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Vijayveer wins men's 25m rapid fire pistol event, Rhythm Sangwan bags double gold
New Delhi, Apr 20 (Shooting News) Punjab's Vijayveer Sidhu won the men's 25m rapid fire pistol title while Haryana's Rhythm Sangwan cliched gold in both the women's and junior section of the same event on day six of the National Selection Trial 3 and 4 here on Wednesday.
Vijayveer fought off a spirited challenge from India internationals Anish Bhanwala and Adarsh Singh to win the gold with 32 hits to his name at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Anish and Adarsh, both representing Haryana, came second and third respectively with 28 and 21 hits to their names.
Sangwan won both the women's and junior women's 25m rapid fire pistol events, shooting 569 to top the respective fields.
Udhayveer Sidhu of Punjab won the gold in the junior men's 25m rapid fire pistol T4 competition.
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Saurabh Chaudhary wins three gold medals in national shooting trials
New Delhi, Apr 19 (Shooting News) Former world number one Saurabh Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh swept the men's 50m pistol national selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range on Tuesday, winning three gold medals and a silver across the senior and junior categories.
On day five of the selection trial 3 and 4 for pistol events, Asian Games and Youth Olympics champion Saurabh won both the men's and junior men's 50m pistol T4 trials, after he had bagged the bronze in the men's T3 event while maintaining gold in the junior men's T3 competition.
The Tokyo Olympic finalist shot 562 in the T4 60-shot series to leave behind Kunal Rana of the Indian Navy, who shot 555. The same score in the junior men's event meant Punjab's Arjun Singh Cheema with a 547 had to settle for silver.
Saurabh had come third behind the seasoned Gaurav Rana of the Air Force and Om Prakash Mitherval of Rajasthan in the men's T3 competition earlier.
Gaurav had shot 553 for gold, Om Prakash 553 for silver, while Saurabh came third with 552.
On Sunday evening, Vijayveer Sidhu of Punjab had bagged the junior men's rapid-fire pistol T3 trials over the Haryana pair of Anish and Adarsh Singh who came second and third respectively. The T4 rapid fire results are expected on Wednesday.
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Mehuli Ghosh wins women's 10m air rifle competition in national selection trials
New Delhi, Apr 17 (Shooting News) West Bengal shooter Mehuli Ghosh won the women's 10m air rifle competition (4th trial) in the national selection trials at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges here on Sunday.
Ghosh shot a total of 262.8 to get the better of Gujarat's Elavenil Valarivan 261.5 in the gold medal contest.
Nancy of Haryana shot 260.0 to finish third, while Vinita Bhardwaj, also from Haryana, settled for the fourth place with a total score of 259.4.
Representing Railways, Meghana M Sajjanar was fifth with 207.3 in the final stage where the event's best eight shooters participated.
Odisha's Kashika Pradhan was fourth with 207.2, while the seventh place belonged to Ayushi Podder (153.6) of West Bengal.
Haryana's Rita Yadav was eliminated in eighth position with a score of 153.3.
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West Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh wins women’s 10m air rifle T3 trial
New Delhi, Apr 15 (Shooting News) West Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh upstaged Tilottama Sen of Karnataka to win the women’s 10m air rifle T3 (third trial) competition at the national selection trials here on Friday.
Mehuli prevailed 16-8 in the gold medal contest.
Olympian Elavenil Valarivan, representing Gujarat, won bronze after topping the qualification round with a sublime 632.
Shooting on competition day eight, Mehuli was initially sixth in the first qualification round with a score of 629.1, while Tilottama qualified seventh with the same score but with lesser inner 10s.
In the top eight final stage, Mehuli topped with a 261.9, while Tilottoma was a close second with 261.6, even as Elavenil settled for bronze with a 260.3.
Mehuli’s experience then saw her through in the gold medal clash.
In the junior women’s 10m air rifle T3 contest, Himachal Pradesh’s Zeena Khitta emerged triumphant with a 17-11 scoreline over Haryana’s Ramita.
In the youth category, Haryana's Nancy overcame Maharashtra’s Isha Anil Taksale 16-4 in the gold medal match.
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Madhya Pradesh's Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar wins at selection trials, Rajput second
New Delhi, Apr 14 (Shooting News) Madhya Pradesh's Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won the men's 50m rifle 3 positions T4 (fourth trial) competition, getting the better of seasoned Haryana shooter Sanjeev Rajput at the national selection trials here on Thursday.
In the gold medal contest, Tomar shot 404.9 to finish ahead of Rajput (400.7) at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
Both Tomar and Rajput are Olympians and if the result at the trials is any indication, the two remain India's best bet in 3P event, notwithstanding the change in format.
Unfortunately, it is also a reflection of the lack of depth and the absence of young talents in the men's 3P event.
Navy's G Purusothaman finished third with 395.8, while Rajan Tomar of the Army settled for the fourth position with a score of 391.0 in the final stage elimination.
Army's Nishan Budha, who finished last among the the eight finalists, topped the qualification with a total score of 586, while eventual winner Tomar was placed second with 584.
Rajput was fourth with 582, behind Rajan Tomar (583).
As many as 101 shooters participated in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions qualification.
On Wednesday, Indian Navy's Niraj Kumar won the men's 50m rifle 3 positions (third trial) T3 ahead of Olympians Tomar and Rajput.
Niraj got the better of Madhya Pradesh's Tomar 17-11 in the gold medal match. The seasoned Rajput settled for the bronze medal.
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