Can you name few famous Indian Shooters ?
Shooting as a sport has achieved immense popularity in India. The game has been played for over a century and its history can be originated to British rule in the country.Indian players, like Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang and Anjali Bhagwat are the finest examples of the same
- Abhinav Bindra is arguably India’s best Shooting Athlete.well known for competing in the 10m air rifle and other rifle events. He is the first Indian to win an individual goal medal at Olympic Games, winning 10m rifle event in 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bindra has won gold in 2014 Olympic Games at Glasgow. Apart from these events, the player has also accomplished feat after winning ISSF World Championships. Abhinav Bindra is a part of GoSports Foundation, under which he provides talented shooters a chance to compete and develop their skills.
- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: Lieutenant-Colonel Rathore has accomplished several feats and rose to fame after winning a silver medal in Double Trap at 2004 Olympics at Athens. He is also the first Indian athlete to win silver for India in Olympics. A graduate from National Defence Academy, Rathore has served Indian Army, won golds in Commonwealth Games for years and achieved success in his first Lok Sabha Election, 2014.
- Gagan Narang: Gagan Narang has bought laurels for the country by winning gold in 2006 Melbourne games, not once but four times. He is also a gold medallist at 2010 Commonwealth Games and has won several medals in Asian Games. Narang won a bronze in 2012 London Olympics. He majorly plays in 10m air rifle, 10 m air rifle in pairs and 50m rifle 3 positions. Narang holds a world record in 10m air rifle, scoring 600 points in the qualification round.
- Anjali Bhagwat: A professional Indian Shooter, Bhagwat was the World Number One in 10m Air Rifle in 2002. She is also one of the World Champions in ISSF tournaments. The leading lady is the only Indian to win ISSF Champions’ Award for Air Rifle men and women mixed event in 2002. Over the years, Anjali has won over 30 gold medals, 23 silver and 7 bronze medals for the country. The competitor for India is also the winner of ISSF Champion of Champions Award.