Abhinav Bindra, Chain Singh Win Double Gold Medals as Top Indian Rifle Shooters Bag Rich Haul in Hannover Shooting Competition
New Delhi, 04 May 2015: India’s top Rifle shooters including Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra, warmed up in style for the upcoming Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, USA, when they returned a rich haul of three Gold and two Bronze medals in the just concluded International Shooting Competition of Hannover (ISCH). The tournament, held from April 24 to May 3, 2015 at the National Shooting Center, Hannover, Germany, featured more than 1000 shooters from around the world.
Olympic Champion Abhinav Bindra, won both the Individual and Team Golds in his pet 10m Air Rifle event, while upcoming talent Chain Singh added the 50m Men’s Rifle Prone Gold to his 10m Air Rifle Team Gold, which he won alongside Abhinav Bindra and London Olympics Bronze medalist Gagan Narang. Gagan also won the Bronze medal in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 positions event. Rising woman Rifle shooter, Apurvi Chandela, who recently helped India bag an Olympic quota place in Korea, also won a Bronze medal Women’s Air Rifle event.
All the medal winners will be in action next week in Fort Benning, USA for the ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup and aiming to bag as many Rio Olympic quota places as possible for their country, before the quadrennial sporting showpiece gets underway next year.