National Rifle Association of India hopes to resume camp in mid-August, to review situation on 15 July
National Rifle Association of India has recently released a list of 34 shooters who will be training separately for the quadrennial sporting extravaganza, scheduled to be held next summer after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Games back by a year.
On the back of its sparkling show through 2019, India finished the year as the top shooting nation in the world, leapfrogging Olympic heavyweights China and the USA.
The number of Olympic quotas, which now stands at a record 15, is not only a reflection of the country's rapid rise in the sport over the last one year but also sets up the Indian shooters nicely for a record haul in Tokyo Olympics.
ISSF World Cup Finals: India's Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan, Divyansh Singh Panwar claim gold medals on historic day
India's Manu Bhaker fired her way to the gold medal with a junior world record in the women's 10m air pistol event of the World Cup Finals on Thursday.
ISSF World Cup Finals: Manu Bhaker narrowly misses out on a spot in finals as Indian shooters disappoint on Day 2
Rahi Sarnobat endured a disappointing outing. The Asian Games gold-medallist finished bottom of the heap in the qualifiers with a score of 569.
Abhishek Verma interview: The engineer-cum-lawyer who went from hobby shooting to winning gold medals
Abhishek Verma was studying law when he took up shooting as a hobby but it soon became his profession as he went onto win bronze medal at Asian Games and two World Cup gold medals.
Needing to finish above any one of two competitors to secure India's ninth Tokyo Olympic quota place, Deepak Kumar could not make the cut after making the finals.
ISSF World Cup 2019: Abhishek Verma wins gold, Saurabh Chaudhary bronze in 10m Air Pistol; Sanjeev Rajput secures Olympic quota in 50m rifle 3 positions
India have already exhausted the maximum Olympic quotas available per country in this event, with both Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary securing the quotas in the previous qualifying events.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asks IOA to get back with decision on Commonwealth Games 2022 boycott after meeting CGF chief: Narinder Batra
In protest against the exclusion of shooting, the IOA had proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, and sought the government's approval.
Jaspal Rana, a multiple medallist at top international events, is the coach who groomed teen shooting sensations such as Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Anish Bhanwala who went to bag several medals at the world stage.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Time running out for Indian shotgun shooters to find the target for Olympic slots
In stark contrast to bleak scenario in shotgun shooters, India have already bagged seven Olympic quota in pistol and rifle events. Top two finishers at the World Cup and the first three at the Asian Championship will earn Olympic quota places for their countries.
Ace shooter Anjali Bhagwat believes that the country has a bright future in shooting because of the new bunch of shooters who are performing consistently well.
ISSF New Delhi Shooting World Cup 2019: Painter, reader, thinker, shooter — Anjum Moudgil ready for brush with glory
As a painter who also has a Masters degree in sports psychology, Anjum's cerebral, immersive persona is par for the course. It comes as little surprise then that she sniffs art in the process of shooting.
Heena Sidhu, Mehuli Ghosh, Manu Bhaker flop as Indian shooters draw a blank in ISSF Munich World Cup
In the 10m air pistol mixed team event, Heena Sidhu and Om Prakash Mitharval were the best finishing Indian pair, scoring a combined 767 to end in 13th position.
Charting Manu Bhaker's rapid rise: Two years after taking up shooting, 16-year-old wins twin gold at ISSF World Cup
Manu Bhaker's monk-like devotion has helped her scale remarkable heights in the last few months after having taken up shooting just two years ago.
Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday.
Gagan Narang will be gearing up for his fourth appearance in the Olympics, hoping to secure a gold in the three disciplines that he'll be participating in.
The current world record holder and former world number one, Heena shot 199.4 in the eight-women finals to finish ahead of Chinese Taipei's Tien Chia Chen (198.1) and Gim Yun Mi (177.9) of Korea at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.