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Tokyo Olympics: Indian shooters to have first instructional meeting on Monday, settle down well at Games Village

  • Jul 19, 2021
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The Indian shooters will have their first instructional meeting in Tokyo in front of the Olympic Games on Monday. The Indian shooting unexpected arrived in the capital city last week and have recuperated from the stream slack after a long departure from Europe where they were preparing ahead of the pack up to the Games. The National Rifle Association of India on Sunday said the shooting unforeseen of 15 individuals has settled down well at the Games Village and are content with the offices and food accessible. Indeed, the shooters went through the day investigating the town, gathering their endowments, visiting selfie-focuses and inviting their countrymen from different games, other than making up for lost time with much-required rest. The shooting crew has been offered twin-sharing beds at the Games Village as they gear up for what vows to be their greatest tests. A ton is anticipated from the Indian shooters as they are hoping to bob back after drawing a clear 5 years prior at the Rio Games. Also Read: Tokyo 2020: World No 1 Novak Djokovic Affirms He Will Contend At Olympics"The rifle group has booked a transport for 6.55 am to go for training," said senior rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput to the Press Trust of India, who will show up in his third Olympics. "It's an ideal opportunity to go look at the reach," he added.They will go through their first instructional meeting on Monday at the Asaka Shooting range. "The group has settled down well in the town. The climate is acceptable and we are partaking in some genuinely necessary rest after a long excursion. We anticipate starting preparing from Monday," said public rifle mentor Deepali Deshpande. The shooters additionally said that courses of action for food and all the other things were phenomenal furthermore mandatory wearing of veils, there were no limitations on development inside the town for any competitor. Also Read: Five Awesome Android Games Like COD Mobile With PvP Multiplayer Modes

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Shooter Avani Lekhara First Indian Woman To Win Gold At Paralympics

  • Aug 30, 2021
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Avani Likhara created history on Monday at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She became the first Indian shooter to win a Paralympic medal, she also became the first woman to win an individual gold medal in the country's history at the Paralympic. 19-year-old Avani Likhara made an impressive debut at Paralympic Games She created world record and setting a new Paralympic record with 249.6 in R2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final. The teenager, who suffered spinal cord injuries in a car accident in 2012, began shooting in 2015. Initially, her father introduced her to archery and shooting, but Avani Likhara wanted to make her mark on archery after reading Abinav Bindra's autobiography. And it was a special moment for Avani Likhara on Monday, as her idol, shooter great Abinav Bindra was among the first to congratulate her on winning the historic gold medal. "Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history," Bindra wrote in a social media post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the Lekhara gold as a "really special moment for Indian sport." "Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavors," PM Modi said. Several sports stars joined the bandwagon to celebrate the Golden Girl of India from the Tokyo Paralympic Games.Gold it is! Brilliant display by @AvaniLekhara to win India its first Paralympic gold medal in shooting. Immensely proud ! Many Congratulations on your shot at history ! #Praise4Para #Tokyo2020— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 30, 2021Phenomenal performance @AvaniLekhara! Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold, made possible due to your industrious nature and passion towards shooting. This is truly a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes for your future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2021It's a Golden Day!! #GoldenGirl @AvaniLekhara wins India's First medal in @ShootingPara & it's a #GOLD!!! Avani has equalled the World Record to achieve this feat! This is unparalleled, first Indian Woman in @Olympics or @Paralympics ever to win GOLD.#Praise4Para #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/hxJoP1edCi— Paralympic India #Cheer4India #Praise4Para (@ParalympicIndia) August 30, 2021She has created history. The first ever woman from India to win a #Paralympics #Gold Wow #AvaniLekhara on the outstanding feat. Also equals the current WR to win the Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 final! #Tokyo2020 #ShootingParaSport pic.twitter.com/saehkl2tJt— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 30, 2021Also Read- India vs England: Wounds of 2014 hurt Virat Kohli again

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Shooter Aishwary Tomar smashes world record to win gold in Junior World Championships

  • Oct 05, 2021
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Young Indian shooter Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar smashed the world record in the final to win gold in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event at the ISSF junior world championships here.Tomar equaled the junior world record of 1,185 in qualifying to lead the field on Monday.The youngster then bettered the junior world record in the final with a score of 463.4, finishing nearly seven points ahead of second-placed Frenchman Lucas Kryzs, who won the silver with a score of 456.5.Gavin Barnick of USA won bronze with a score of 446.6.Among other Indians in the field, Sanskar Havelia was 11th with a score of 1160, Pankaj Mukheja 15th with 1157, Sartaj Tiwana 16th with 1157 and Gurman Singh finished 22nd with a score of 1153.Earlier in the day, India's 14-year-old shooter Naamya Kapoor fired her way to the gold medal ahead of celebrated compatriot Manu Bhaker in the women's 25m pistol event.Kapoor shot 36 in the final to take the top prize ahead of France's Camille Jedrzejewski (33) and 19-year-old Olympian Bhaker (31), who has already won three gold so far in the tournament.Bhaker settled for the bronze after the French markswoman prevailed in a shoot-off on Monday.Rhythm Sangwan, another Indian shooter in the women's final, finished fourth as the country dominated the event.Kapoor was sixth in the qualification with a total of 580 as Bhaker (587) and Sangwan (586) grabbed the top two spots.Delhi's Kapoor had shot the second-best score of 583 in qualification to finish fifth in the national shooting selection trials at the Dr Karni Singh Range in August.India leads the standings with eight gold, six silver and three bronze medals for a total of 17 medals.This is the first multi-discipline shooting event since the Tokyo Olympics, with as many as 32 nations and nearly 370 athletes participating in the championship.Also Read- England All Rounder Moeen Ali Retires From Test Cricket