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ISSF Shooting World Cup: Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win gold in 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team

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Chaudhary striked a gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Wednesday. The duo scored 483.4 points to finish on top of the podium.Other Indian pair in the fray Heena Sidhu and Abhishek Verma failed to qualify for the final round of the event.

The silver medal in the event was won by Chinese pair of Ranxin Jiang and Bowen Zhang with a score of 477.7 points while Korea’s Minjung Kim and Daehun Park settled for the third position with 418.8 points.

On Sunday, Saurabh had created a world record by winning gold medal in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event of the World Cup. Manu Bhaker, on the other hand, had finished fifth in the women’s 25m Pistol event.

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Mexico Shotgun World Cup: Indian shooters to aim for 8 Tokyo Olympics spots

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A 12-member Indian shooting contingent will vie for a total of eight Tokyo Olympics quota places when it open its campaign at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup to be held in Acapulco, Mexico from March 19 to 26.

There are two quota places each on offer in women’s Trap, men’s Trap, women’s Skeet and men’s Skeet disciplines. However, there are no quota places at the mixed Trap event.

A total of five events are scheduled at this year’s first Shotgun World Cup, beginning with the qualification rounds of the women’s Trap event.

The Indian contingent includes former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu in the men’s Trap and current finals world record holder in the men’s Skeet Angad Vir Singh Bajwa.

India have won a total of three Tokyo Olympic quotas in shooting so far, among the top five quota winning countries in the world. However, all of them have been in the Rifle and Pistol disciplines.

Besides 12 competitors across five medal events, Zoravar Singh Sandhu will also compete in the MQS (Minimum Qualification Score) category in the men’s Trap.

A total of 351 athletes from 61 nations will be seen in action in the tournament.

Indian team:

Men’s Trap: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai, Prithiviraj Tondaiman.

Women’s Trap: Shagun Chowdhary, Rajeshwari Kumari, Varsha Varman.

Men’s Skeet: Mairaj Ahmed Khan, Sheeraz Sheikh, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa.

Women’s Skeet: Rashmmi Rathore, Simranpreet Kaur, Maheshwari Chauhan.

Mixed Trap: Kynan Chenai, Shagun Chowdhary, Prithviraj Tondaiman, Rajeshwari Kumari.

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Shooting World Cup: Won’t send marksmen to India if visas not issued, says Pakistan shooting body

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The Pulwama terrorist attack has cast doubt over Pakistan shooters’ participation in the season-opening shooting World Cup in New Delhi, with the country’s federation Monday saying it will not send its marksmen if the visas don’t come through by this evening.
The ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) event, which will offer 16 quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, starts at the Dr Karni Singh Range on Thursday.
“We will wait till 6.00 today if we get the visas fine, our contingent will travel to Delhi, but if we don’t get visas today than we can’t go at a short notice as the championship begins from 21st February,” National Rifle Shooting Federation president Razi Ahmed told PTI.
The official said they were yet to get visas from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad despite applying well in advance.
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said the Indian government had given clearance for the applications, but that was before last Thursday’s dastardly attack.
At least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed while several others injured in what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan has applied for visas for two shooters in the rapid-fire category — GM Bashir and Khalil Ahmed — for the World Cup.
“We have applied for visas on schedule but until an hour ago we had not been issued the visas so we are waiting,” Razi said.
Razi said the secretary of NRAI had assured him since the Indian home ministry has given clearance.
“Due to the changed situation in the last few days we don’t know whether we will be issued visas,” he said.
Razi said air tickets had been booked as well NOCs (No Objection Certificates) obtained for taking the ammunition to New Delhi for use in the championship.

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Devanshi Rana wins one more individual Gold in Khelo India

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There are some sport persons who are born to shine and bring laurels for the state n the country they are born in. If one achieves the outstanding triumphs n that too gold medals in the national n international sports’ competitions of repute, one after another, enhancing the country’s reputation then applauding n encouraging such extraordinary talents becomes our moral n professional duty as well as such budding sportspersons not only enhance the nation’s prestige but also become a credible source of inspiration to the budding sportspersons of the country.

I am talking here about none other then the daughter of globally famous shooter n presently the shooting coach Jaspal Rana’s gold medal winning daughter in pistol shooting who’d recently lived up to her famous shooting surname by way of winning the prestigious individual Gold Medal in under 21women’s pistol at the KHELO INDIA YOUTH GAMES in 2019 in PUNE.

According to Devanshi’s grandfather Narayan Singh Rana, who’s the founder of Jaspal Rana Shooting Academy in Dehradun his 19 year old grand daughter Devanshi living in Delhi led 23 – 20 before the last serious of five shots.

As per www.indiashooting.com report, the last series turned out to be dramatic as Anjali, who looked in the terrific form did not load all five bullets for the last series.

After shooting three hits out of four Anjali’s pistol has no ammunition to fire the fifth, for the possible gold. In contrast Devanshi who’d finished 8th in the same event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in SUHL last year registered only one hit out of five which was enough to secure the Gold.

Abhidnya Patil of Maharashtra who had topped the qualification with 579, took the bronze after loosing a long-drawn shoot-off to Anjali.
Earlier in the qualification, both Devanshi and Anjali had registered 567 to qualify for the final.
The Results:
Under-21 Women’s 25m Pistol: 1. Devanshi Rana (Delhi) 24 (567); 2. Anjali Choudhary (Haryana) 23 (567); 3. Abhidnya Patil (Maharashtra) 20 (579).

It may be recalled that Devanshi had won Gold, Silver n Bronze in earlier world championships held last year in various Pistol shooting events.

Her father Jaspal Rana is himself an International shooting Champion having won several Gold in Asian Games n many other prestigious global shooting events. Jaspal had won Gold in 1994 in Hiroshima Asian games follwed by three Golds in Doha in 2006.

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DEVANSHI AND OTHER JUNIOR SHOOTERS BACK TO INDIA AFTER WINNING TWO GOLD MEDALS FOR COUNTRY IN GERMANY

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The daughter of the international shooter, winner of several gold medals in the Asian and Commonweath games in the past, Jaspal Rana’s daughter Devanshi Rana alongwith other junior world gold winners credited with bringing Indian team in the ISSF shooting global competition to second position amongst the junior world competing nations that included mighty China as well held in Germany have returned back to India with hundreds of their well wishers cheering and congratulating them at the New Delhi International Airport with bouquet and garlands.

Prior to this International World champion ship event of Germany, Dewanshi has bagged two back to back gold medals in the prestigious junior 10 metre pistol shooting championships held in Sedney, Australia, as well.

According to Dewanshi’s father Jaspal Rana who was in Germany during this prestigious world cup event in his capacity as the Coach and trainer, the prodigy international junior shooters viz Dewanshi Rana and Saurabh Choudhary have won a gold medal in the 10 meter pistol event and in another event she alongwith Manu Bhaker and Mahima Aggrawal have sought aother bronze for the nation.

The entire sports fraternity, especially the shooting federation have complimented Devanshi Rana and her co shooters for their outstanding achievements in the foreign land thus raising the nation’s flag high amongst good number of competing countries of the world.

It may be recalled that while Dewanshi’s father Jaspal Rana is an celebrated international shooter having brought laurels for the country in Asian and Common Wealth games her grandfather is the chairman of the Uttarakhand Rifle Federation as well as the former minister in the government of Uttarakhand.

Jaspal is running a shooting academy in Dehradun where good number of budding shooters are being ably trained for the various national and international shooting championships.

After reaching Delhi Devanshi was personally invited by the chief minister of the national capital territory of Delhi Arvind Kejrival who congratulated and felicitated her in his office at Delhi secretariat.

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Subhash Rana selected as Intl pistol jury in Goldstock Common wealth Games, Australia

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There’s another feather in the cap of the Rana family of Garhwal Uttarakhand, after the 19 year old junior ace shooter and daughter of the former Asian Champion and four time Gold medalist in Asian Ace shooting Jaspal Rana’s daughter Devanshi Rana and her entire team fetched the Gold medals in global Junior Ace Shooting competition in Sydney Australia yesterday defeating China thus bringing outstanding laurels for India and Uttarakhand. There is another good news that Jaspal’s younger brother and shooting champion Subhash Rana has been given the privilege to be one of the jury in Pistol shooting global competition of ISSF World Cup being held in Sydney, Australia.

He is the only Indian to have been appointed as the Jury in the international Shooting competition. It may be recalled that Subhash Rana has been designated as International jury for the third time in a row.

Earlier Rana was the jury in 2010 in Delhi and at Glaslow Commonwealth games in 2014 whereas this time he got the privileged opportunity by the Common wealth games committee to be the pistol jury in the Goldstock international shooting games.

As per the information available the common wealth games 2018 are starting from 4th to 15th April in the Gold Coast city in Australia’s Queens land township.

The people of Uttarakhand and the entire sports fraternity in particular have expressed their pleasure and happiness in the elevation of Subhash Rana as the international pistol jury in these games for the third time in succession.

It may be recalled the an Arjun awardee in the offing Subhash Rana is the younger son of the former Uttarakhand Minister and president of Uttaranchal State Rifle Association Narayan Singh Rana who primarily hails from Chilaasu village of Jaunsar in Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
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