World Shotgun Championship: Mairaj Khan Books Rio Berth

Mairaj Khan Ahmad walked away from the Trap Concaverde shooting range in Lonato with a spring in his step. The veteran shooter brought glory to the Indian camp, becoming the lone member to bag an Olympic quota in skeet shooting at the ISSF World Shotgun Championship. Sports Rediscovered takes a look at the Indian performances

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ISSF World Shotgun Championships: India Opens Account

After a mediocre performance in the last few days,the Indian team bagged its first medal in the ongoing World Shooting Championships in Lonato, with a bronze in the Double trap men’s event.  The trio of Mohammed Asab, Ankur Mittal and Sangram Dahiya accrued a total of 400 points in the team event to finish ahead

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Prakash Nanjappa Secures Rio Olympic Quota

Day 4 of the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan turned out to be a delightful day for the Indian shooting contingent as pistol marksman Prakash Nanjappa secured India’s sixth Rio Olympic quota place in this sport. The 39-year-old finished eighth in the final of the Men’s 50m Pistol event which, in turn, gave him

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Olympic Qualification Scenario For Indian Shooters

With a year left for the 2016 Rio Olympics, it is a good time to have an analysis of Indian Olympic hopes from shooting – the sport that has one of the best chances for medals for the Indian contingent. The Indian shooters, so far, have earned 5 quota places in this sport and have

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Inderjeet Singh stars at Universiade 2015

For a nation with a populace more than a billion and several acclaimed Universities, India’s execution at the Universiade 2015 was mediocre. But, not so disappointing if we look at India’s 2013 record at the Universiade where Indian shot-putter Inderjeet Singh earned the only medal for the country. At the Gwangju Universiade 2015, India fared

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Indian Shooters Earn Third Bronze At Universiade

The Indian men’s trio of Ankur Mittal, Asgar Hussain Khan and Namanveer Brar finished third to win the bronze in the double trap team event at the Universiade at Gwangju, South Korea. The Indian team shot a sum of 335 to guarantee the third place behind champions Italy (400) and Russia (398). In comparison, the

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World Cup Shotgun: Manavjit Singh Sandhu Placed 24th

Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu registered a score of 120 to finish 24th at the Men’s Trap event on the concluding day of the season’s third World Cup Shotgun in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Sunday. In a field of 148 shooters, Manavjit was tied with 9 others on the same score and missed the knock-out

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World Cup Shotgun: Ankur Mittal Finishes In 11th Place

Two days after veteran skeet shooter, Mairaj Ahmad Khan finished in 11th place, Indian double trap shooter, Ankur Mittal also had a similar result at the season’s third World Cup Shotgun in Larnaca, Cyprus on Wednesday. The 23-year-old notched up a total of 138 out of a possible 150 to miss a place in the

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World Cup Shotgun: Sangram Dahiya Placed 30th

The Indian marksmen had another dismal day at the ISSF World Cup Shotgun held at Al Ain (UAE). In the men’s double trap competition, Sangram Dahiya was the best placed Indian at 30th. Sangram Dahiya Best Placed Indian: Sangram Dahiya scored a total of 132 points to be ranked 30th in the men’s double trap

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World Cup Shotgun: Ankur Mittal Placed 12th

After Manavjit Singh Sandhu’s bronze winning performance in the men’s trap competition, it was a mixed bag of results from the Indian camp at the World Cup Shotgun being held in Acapulco, Mexico. In the double trap men’s event, the Indian shooters failed to qualify for the knockout stages, with Ankur Mittal coming in 12th. The

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