The National Rifle Association of India released the list of 34 shooters who will be training separately for the Tokyo Olympic Games, scheduled to be held next summer after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it back by a year
The 10m air pistol mixed team combination of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary defeated the other Indian pair of Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal 17-15 in the final. India ended the Shooting World Cup with five golds, two silvers and two bronzes.
In her debut year at the senior level, the 20-year-old Elavenil Valarivan shot 251.7 in the 10m air rifle competition finals, leaving behind Seonaid McIntosh of Britain, who settled for silver with an effort of 250.6 on Wednesday (August 28).
Selection Committee for Sports Awards 2019 nominated names of Bajrang Punia (wrestling) and Deepa Malik (para-athletics) for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and 19 payers including cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and athlete Mohammed Anas Yahiya for the Arjuna Award
India won a whopping 227 international medals in July but how many of those will translate into an Olympic gold, silver or bronze in Tokyo 2020? The sports ministry feels India's best chance will be in Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics