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Paris 2024 Shooting: Quota Places, Selection Trials, and Medal Hopes
Shooting, Sports

Paris 2024 Shooting: Quota Places, Selection Trials, and Medal Hopes

The roar of the Parisian crowd awaits. Indian shooting, a powerhouse of talent and dedication, stands on the cusp of a historic Olympic campaign at Paris 2024. With a remarkable 19 out of a possible 24 quota places secured, the air is thick with anticipation. But the journey from qualification to the podium demands a closer look at the selection process, the challenges faced, and the burning question: Can India finally translate potential into a glorious medal tally? Here's everything you need to know about Paris 2024 Shooting - quota, selection, medals and more. Paris 2024 Shooting Selection: A Balancing Act The road to Paris is paved with trials and tribulations, both literally and figuratively. The selection process hinges on a combination of factors: Domestic Trials: In...
Deepika Kumari Is Leading India’s Charge in Archery Qualifiers
Others, Sports

Deepika Kumari Is Leading India’s Charge in Archery Qualifiers

Deepika Kumari, the former World No. 1 archer, has silenced doubters with a triumphant return to form. After a 20-month hiatus due to maternity leave, Deepika emerged victorious in the recent selection trials, securing her place in the Indian archery team for the upcoming World Cups and the crucial Paris Olympics qualifiers. This article delves deeper into Deepika's comeback, the selection process, and the archers who will be representing India on the international stage. Deepika Kumari Returns With a Mother's Strength Deepika Kumari's dedication to archery is truly inspiring. Following the birth of her child in December 2022, she returned to the competitive scene in February and wasted no time reclaiming her dominance. Her victory at the Baghdad Asia Cup, where she clinched two...
Kishore Jena Sharpens His Javelin for Paris, Aiming for Gold Alongside Chopra
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Kishore Jena Sharpens His Javelin for Paris, Aiming for Gold Alongside Chopra

The whispers have become a roar. India's javelin throw scene, once dominated by the solitary brilliance of Neeraj Chopra, is witnessing the rise of a formidable challenger – Kishore Jena. Fresh off a silver medal at the 2023 Asian Games and a commendable fifth-place finish at the World Championships, Jena isn't content with playing second fiddle. He, along with Chopra, is setting his sights on Olympic gold in Paris. From Farms to the Podium: Jena's Meteoric Rise Jena's story is one of grit and determination. Hailing from a farming family in Odisha, he has carved his path to javelin glory through sheer hard work and talent. The 2023 Asian Games became his defining moment. Not only did he secure a personal best throw and a silver medal, but he also played a crucial role in India's...
Level Playing Field: Stricter Doping Tests for Track and Field Athletes from 4 Countries Ahead of Paris Olympics
Sports

Level Playing Field: Stricter Doping Tests for Track and Field Athletes from 4 Countries Ahead of Paris Olympics

Athletes from Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Portugal will face more frequent anti-doping tests before competing in the Paris Olympics. This stricter testing regime comes due to deficiencies in their home countries' anti-doping programs. Failed to Heed Warnings: Following warnings issued after the 2022 World Athletics Championships, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) found all four nations lacking in "out-of-competition" testing for the 2023 edition. This prompted the unprecedented targeted testing program. Qualifying for Paris Olympics: To participate in Paris, non-elite athletes from these countries must now provide at least three surprise doping samples during training in the ten months leading up to the Olympics. Additionally, stricter testing will be implemented for athle...
Hockey India Updates: 28 Players Selected for National Coaching Camp
Hockey, Sports

Hockey India Updates: 28 Players Selected for National Coaching Camp

Get ready for hockey action! Hockey India has announced a 28-member core group for the upcoming senior men's national coaching camp, starting March 12th at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. This intensive training period will be crucial for the Indian team as they gear up for the prestigious Paris 2024 Olympics. Building on Pro League Success The selected players, a mix of experienced veterans and promising youngsters, will be aiming to refine their skills and strategies. This camp comes on the heels of a successful performance in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24, where India currently sits in third place. The team will resume their Pro League campaign in May before focusing their attention on the Olympics. Focused Training and Looking Ahead India's Chief Coach, ...
Nishant Dev Punches his Way Closer to Paris Olympics! One Win Away from Securing Boxing Quota
Boxing, Sports

Nishant Dev Punches his Way Closer to Paris Olympics! One Win Away from Securing Boxing Quota

Indian boxing received a major boost as Nishant Dev stormed into the quarterfinals of the World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers in Italy. The 23-year-old dominated his pre-quarterfinal bout against Christos Karaitis of Greece, securing a convincing 5-0 unanimous decision victory. A Crucial Step Towards Paris This win puts Dev on the cusp of securing a coveted Olympic quota for the 2024 Paris Games. With only four quota places available in the men's 71kg weight class, a victory in his upcoming quarterfinal against American Omari Jones (2021 World Championship silver medalist) will guarantee his spot in Paris. Nishant Dev: India's Last Hope Nishant Dev stands as the sole Indian boxer remaining in contention at the Qualifiers. Other contenders, including medalists from the 2023 Wor...
Shooter Anish Bhanwala cinches spot at 12th Paris Olympics, wins Bronze
Sports

Shooter Anish Bhanwala cinches spot at 12th Paris Olympics, wins Bronze

Anish Bhanwala Anish Bhanwala won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the Asian Championships. He has qualified India for the shooting competition in the next Olympics in Paris. The event took place on Monday in Changwon, Korea, and was part of the men's 25-meter rapid pistol fire competition. The 21-year-old competitor from Karnal, who had 28 hits during the championship, was defeated in a shootout by Dai Yoshioka of Japan, who went on to win the silver medal. Lee Gunhyeok, a fan favourite from the area, ended up winning the competition. Anish Bhanwala Secures Paris Olympics Spot Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala secured a crucial quota for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships. Here's a ...