Friday, December 14, 2018

How a chance visit to a skeet range forged Esha Singh’s destiny

In October 2014, a young girl aged 9 got her first taste of shooting as she visited a skeet range owned by a close family friend- Telangana shooter Gautam Gianchandani. Her family was expected at lunch in a little...

At Youth Olympics, young shooters prove they are truly “world-class”

The story of India’s performances in multinational tournaments, such as the Olympics, have often been limited to near misses and heartbreaks. Much has been said about the lack of world-class talent representing the nation and also about their abilities to...

Youth Olympics: Three out of four medalists are from Eastern part of India

Three out of four medalists from India at the #YouthOlympics are from the Eastern part of the country. A very encouraging trend.

Charting out the journey of Mehuli Ghosh

At the 10th Asian Airgun Championships held in Wako City, Japan, Mehuli Ghosh along with Samiksha Dhingra reinstated the strength of women’s shooting in the country as they won the youth and junior air rifle gold medals respectively at...

From Baidyabati to Youth Olympics: Mehuli Ghosh has learnt to shoot for the stars

The ascending sound of din in the air was enough to reveal that the travelling fair had come to town. The gigantic Ferris wheel and the adrenaline-pumping Pirate Ship could not do their best to impress the little Mehuli...

Stigma, financial troubles no barrier to success for Rubina Francis

In sports, we often take the relationship between an athlete and their coach for granted. Since most of the development takes place outside the limelight, we often overlook the challenges faced by both the individuals. Instead, we only come...

SAI holds off on renewing contracts of 6 Shooting coaches

With the Junior Shooting contingent performing exceptionally well at the ongoing World Championships in Changwon, news back home does not spell anything good for the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). In a surprising move, SAI has decided against...

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...

From fishing with father to World Championships silver, Manisha Keer is a champion

In 2016, a 15-year-old Manisha Keer won the Junior Shotgun Cup held in Finland. This was only her second tournament abroad but it did spell the kind of talent that this young child held. In the past few years,...

What does the future look like for Shardul Vihan?

Come the season of significant multi-sporting saga's, India sits up and takes notice of the budding talents sprouting from the far-fetched corners of the country. There has been a considerable surge in the current teenage generations to step out...