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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by sameerph » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:51 pm

Also Heena Siddhu and Jitu Rai won the newly introduced mixed team gold in 10M air pistol. 3 mixed team events in air rifle, air pistol and trap are being introduced as test events in this world cup. However, ISSF has said that it will recommend IOC to introduce these 3 events in next Olympics instead of double trap, 50 m pistol and 50m rifle prone. So, good start for us in this event.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by jaydeep » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:46 pm

On the fifth day, Jitu Rai won the Bronze in 10m Air Pistol ... He became 6th shooter to get eliminated with 216.7 pts ... Japanese shooter won the Gold after bettering world record with a score of 240.1 ... In Delhi, shooting condition looks favorable as lots of new world records have been created.

In 50m Rifle Prone Men final, Chain Singh finished on 7th position with 141.9 pts, before that he qualified for the final on 7th position with 618.8 pts.

At ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun, New Delhi, India

10m Air Pistol Men
Gold - Tomoyuki Matsuda (JPN) 240.1 (WR)
Silver - Xuan Vinh Hoang (VIE) 236.6
Bronze - Jitu Rai (IND) 216.7

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by sameerph » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:47 pm

Jitu Rai is like Dhoni of shooting. :D He almost always starts slowly and ends with a bang and just scraps thru. Today, he just made it thru to the finals and then in the finals he was on the verge of first of being eliminated among 8 finalists. But, he just kept improving and others just kept faltering and Jitu won the bronze out of nowhere.

He did the same thing in Rio where he had to hit 7 perfet 10's in his last 7 shots in the qualification and he did it. Unfortunately, he could not do the same in final in the Olympics.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by jaydeep » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:25 pm

Very true Sameer.

On the sixth day, Jitu Rai gave us our first Gold medal of this world cup in 50m Pistol ... He won this yellow medal bettering previous world record with a score of 230.1 pts ... Amandeep qualified for the final on top position with 561 pts and Jitu qualified on the second position with 559 pts.

At ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun, New Delhi, India

50m Pistol Men
Gold - Jitu Rai (IND) 230.1 (WR)
Silver - Amanpreet Singh (IND) 226.9
Bronze - Vahid Golkhandan (IRI) 208.0

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by sameerph » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:36 pm

This guy Jitu is an incredible shooter. Today, he comfortably went thru to the final. But, in final was lying 6th after more than half way mark with leader Amanpreet having a lead of 4+. After that Jitu just kept hitting scores of 10 + in each shot while those above him kept faltering including Amanpreet.

Also good to see a new name emerge to take the silver here.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by jayakris » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:56 pm

This was fantastic. Like you said, Jitu has now shown multiple times the ability to get more accurate at the end - a great quality. Finally, we have a good one in shooting. And a new name too. Looking forward to Jitu at the next Asiad and Olympics. Will keep an eye on Amanpreet too.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by RohitG » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:35 am

The guy is consistent; sadly he couldn't take it at the Olympics. I hope he keeps going like this and be mentally prepared for Tokyo

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by jaydeep » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:56 pm

On the seventh day, in men's Skeet final, Sheeraz Sheikh became the first shooter to get eliminated with 16 hits ... Before that he qualified for the final on 5th position after tied with three shooters with 121 hits.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:30 am

Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu claimed another gold in the mixed team 10m air pistol event at ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol series being held in Gabala, Azerbaijan ... Jitu and Heena made excellent comeback from 0-4 to 7-6 to beat Russia.

They had also won gold at the ISSF World Cup held in New Delhi earlier this year ... Also the mixed team air pistol event is one of the new events added for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by sameerph » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Good performance by our team in this new event but this was still a test event.

Otherwise, it has been a couple of disappointing world cups for our shooters after a good one at home. Even someone like Jitu Rai failed to make the final in both his events after being in the lead more than half way thru. There were similar other cases. The need a mental trainer to work on this aspect.

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Re: Indian Shooters thread

Post by sameerph » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:18 pm

sameerph wrote:
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:57 am
Of course, he has been minister for some time. I think I had also put it in the forum at that time.

I wish he would have been sports minister instead though.
My wish comes true after almost a year as Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is now appointed new sports minister in the cabinet reshuffle. I think this is the first time that a sportsman has been appointed the sports minister. Hope something good comes out of this for Indian sports.

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Re: Indian Shooting thread

Post by jaydeep » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:51 am

Ronjan Singh Sodhi was very vocal about axing of Double trap by the ISSF from the Olympics cycle to maintain gender equality at the Games ... He blamed committee member Abhibnav for not pushing hard.

Bindra should have pushed double trap case: Sodhi

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