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Kiren Rijiju, Mary Kom and Anjum Moudgil to join Shilpa Shetty for online yoga session

Shilpa Shetty
Six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom, shooter Anjum Moudgil will join sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday for an online yoga session by actor and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Organised by Government of India's flagship program 'Fit India', the 45-minute online session, 'Fun Family Yoga', is specially designed keeping in mind the...

NRAI nominates Anjum Moudgil for Khel Ratna, Jaspal Rana for Dronacharya Award

Anjum Moudgil
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has nominated ace shooter Anjum Moudgil for the Khel Ratna -- the country's highest sporting honour - while recommending Jaspal Rana for the Dronacharya Award for the second year in a row. Moudgil, the 26-year-old rifle ace who started shooting in 2008, is among the first two Indians to have secured quota places...

Best time to learn something new, says shooter Anjum Moudgil amid COVID-19 lockdown

Anjum Moudgil
“I can certainly retain my touch!”, India’s ace rifle shooter Anjum Moudgil is hoping to see the world win the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has cast serious doubts over the Olympic Games but the 26-year-old, a medal prospect at the quadrennial extravaganza, is currently not thinking about things that are beyond her control. The young shooting brigade of...

Khelo India University Games will help in tapping talent at the grass-roots- Anjum Moudgil

Anjum Moudgil
 World Championships silver medallist Anjum Moudgil, who is currently looking to book a place in the Indian shooting contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, expressed that the Khelo India University Games will be a great platform for the upcoming athletes. After successfully organizing the Khelo India Youth Games, the Indian government has decided to conduct a competition for...

Anjum Moudgil wins third straight title in 50m rifle 3 positions

Anjum Moudgil
India's top rifle and pistol shooters continued to maintain their good form at the 63rd National Championship with Anjum Moudgil winning the women's 50m rifle 3 positions title for the third year in a row on Wednesday. Moudgil's fellow Tokyo Olympics quota holders Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal were also crowned national champions...

Asian Games disappointment behind, Anjum Moudgil wins silver at the ISSF World Championships

Anjum Moudgil scripted history by becoming the first Indian female shooter to win a medal in 10m air rifle at the World Championships. She won silver while her compatriot Apurvi just missed out on a medal and finished on the fourth position. The icing on the cake was that she along with Apurvi Chandela has also earned India two crucial Olympic quotas for Tokyo 2020.  In...

Anjum Moudgil wins silver in Shooting Worlds, India grabs two Olympic quotas

Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela assured two Olympic quota spots for the 2020 Tokyo Games after finishing at the second and fourth position respectively in the Shooting World Championships. Apurvi Chandela recently won a Silver medal in the mixed team event along with Ravi Kumar at the 2018 Asian Games. A total of five spots were up for grabs in...

Shooting has had a lasting effect on my personality | By Anjum Moudgil

It all started with my mother taking me to the shooting range as a child. She herself did a little bit of shooting when she was in college and the love of the sport was probably in my blood. We often hear about athletes being introduced to a sport by their fathers, but in my case, it was my...

Why Manika Batra’s Khel Ratna award looks unreasonable?

Manika Batra (Source: IOS Sports)
The Indian Sports Ministry on Friday announced the list of athletes to be conferred with the National Sports Awards. The five Khel Ratna winners for the year 2020 would be star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Paralympic gold-winner Mariyappan Thangavelu, Table tennis player Manika Batra, and women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal, the ministry confirmed in a formal...

Not the Olympics | Day 4: A possible gold rush for Indian shooters

Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to say definitively that the Games will happen or, if they do, what they might look like. Though we are missing...