Heena Sidhu bags Bronze medal in shooting

Heena Sidhu bags Bronze medal in shooting

Heena Sidhu (born 29 August 1989) is an Indian sport shooter.  Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to reach number one in world rankings by the International Shooting Sport Federation.  Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals when she won the 10 metre air pistol event.

Sidhu’s father was a national sports shooter. Her brother is also a shooter in the 10 metre air pistol event. Sidhu’s uncle is a gunsmith and gun customizer. On 7 February 2013, Sidhu married Ronak Pandit who is  also a pistol shooter who also acts as her coach.

After the first five shots, Heena Sidhu was at 5th position.  Heena was consistent in her first series with scores of 9.6, 9.6, 10.0, 10.5 and 10.2 to finish with a score of 49.9.

Heena Sidhu wins bronze! She started with a near-perfect 10.8 under tremendous pressure, but her second shot was a poor 9.6. She comes home with a medal; India’s 9th in shooting at this Asian Games.

Congratulations Heena Sidhu on your achievement.
Deepak kumar gets silver at jakarta asian games shooting

Sanjeev Rajput gets India a Silver Medal in shooting

Sanjeev Rajput gets India a Silver Medal in shooting

Sanjeev Rajput (5 January 1981) is an Indian Shooter born to Krishan Lal of Jagadhri.  He went to SD Public School at Jagadhri, Haryana.  At the age of 18, he joined the Indian Navy as a sailor.

Rajput ended with a score of 452.7 to finish second behind Zicheng Hui of China, who came out of nowhere to clinch the gold medal with a score of 453.3. Takayuki Matsumoto of Japan bagged the bronze with a score of 441.4.  Rajput dominated the proceedings in the keeling and prone positions. However, an erratic show in the standing round put paid to his hopes of gold.

Sanjeev Rajput is an Arjun Awardee.  Congratulations.

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Deepak Kumar Gets Silver at Jakarta Asian Games shooting

Deepak Kumar Gets Silver at Jakarta Asian Games shooting

Deepak Kumar (born 5 November 1987) is an Indian Sport Shooter. This is Deepak’s first medal at a major tournament. Earlier this year, he finished fourth and fifth at the Guadalajara World Cup and Commonwealth Games respectively.

His entry into the sport was almost accidental. “Jaspal Rana’s  (former World No. 1 pistol shooter) academy was a couple kilometers away from his  Gurukul  in Poundha. One day Jaspal’s father came up to Guruji and urged him to send some of the students to the academy for shooting classes free of charge. He felt that the students would do well in the sport since the students practiced meditation, which was a much-needed virtue.   His journey started from there.

Deepak Kumar shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top with a games record 249.1 at the JSC Shooting Range at Jakarta. Dee[al then shot a 10.8 to get the better of Raci (205.2) who combined with Apurvi Chandela to win bronze the air rifle mixed event.

 
Heena sidhu bags bronze medal in shooting

Lakshya Sheoran bags silver at Jakarta Asian Games

Lakshya Sheoran bags silver at Jakarta Asian Games

Young Lakshya Sheoran has brought smiles on the faces of every Indian!   Lakshya Sheoran settled for silver in the men’s trap finals to add another medal to the Indian haul at the 2018 Asian Games.  Lakshay managed to hit a total of 43 out of maximum shots of 50.   He finished at the second spot in the men’s trap shooting event in the 18th edition of Asian Games.

Lakshay, a product of Sports Authority of India’s Sonepat Centre of Excellence, was making his Asian Games debut.  Lakshay, who has competed in many World Championships at the junior level, kept his cool to produce a perfect 5/5 when only the top three contenders were left to assure himself of a silver medal.

Our shooters continue to make us proud! Congratulations Lakshay Sheoran for winning Silver medal.

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Saurabh Chaudhary clinches gold at Asian Games in Shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary clinches gold at Asian Games in Shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary is an Indian Sports Shooter.  He is 16 years old born to a Jaat family in Kalina village in Meerut, Uttara Pradesh.  He only took up the sport three years ago.  Saurabh Chaudhary, making his Asian Games debut, shot a record score of 240.7 to pip Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7) in an exciting final to add a gold to India’s medal tally.

He became only the fifth Indian shooter to claim gold in the Asian Games history, beating a field of multiple worlds and Olympic champions in the 10m air pistol finals.  Chaudhary, son of a farmer based in Kalina Village in Meerut, aggregated 240.7. The 42-year-old Matsuda from Japan misfired on the 23rd shot, an 8.9, to settle for silver. He scored 239.7.

Chaudhary also set a Games record with his sensational effort. His last two shots were a 10.2 and 10.4, giving him the decisive lead.  Congratulations to the young achiever.

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Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar bag bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team at Jakara Asian Games 2018.

Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar bag bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team at Jakara Asian Games 2018.

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian Shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event.   Chandela was born in Jaipur. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore.

Ravi Kumar is an Indian Sport Shooter. Kumar was born on January 1, 1990 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.   He is an alumnus from Delhi University, India. He is working in Indian Air Force.

Indian shooters came up good on Sunday as India opened their medals account on the first day of the Asian Games in Indonesia. Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar finished strongly at 429.9 score to bag the bronze medal for India in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.  The duo of Chandela-Kumar scored 429.9 in the five-team final to clinch the third spot. Chinese Taipei’s Yingshin Lin and Shaochuan Lu won gold with a score — and Games Record — of 494.1 while China’s Ruozhu Zhao and Haoran Yang finished with a silver, scoring 492.5.  This is both Chandela and Kumar’s first medal at the Asian Games.  Congratulations and best wishes for future.