Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Indian Shooters Jitu Rai and Ayonika Paul Get Set for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Rise of a shooting star

India sees another rising star and medal prospect in young and talented shooter Jitu Rai. Currently ranked No.1 in the world in 10 m air pistol category, this 27-year-old Army sharpshooter also holds the fourth position in 50 m pistol shooting.


Shooters at the competition
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India has talented shooters

India always had a good wedge of expert shooters for the world stage. Anjali Bhagwat, Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu, Gagan Narang Jaspal Rana and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore have always performed brilliantly wherever they went. Now, Prakash Nanjappa who is at the fifth position in 10 m air pistol category joins Jitu Rai in the top 10 list.

Other top 10 shooters

Besides this, Manavjit Singh Sandhu a trap shooter who occupies 8th  position and Sanjeev Rajput 50 m 3 positions shooter in the 10th position. In the women’s section, Ayonika Paul and Heena Sidhu are currently medal hopes for
Female shooting talent
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India. Ayonika Paul is a shooter in the 10m air rifle category and Heena Sidhu is a shooter in the 10 m air pistol category. Ayonika holds the 8th position in her class while Heena clocks in at 4th.

Getting enough speed for Commonwealth games


Rai and Ayonika have expressed their satisfaction at their showing and hope to do well at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. So do a lot of Indians who look to these talented people to bring in medals and honor for India.