India has received two Olympic medals in the 10 meter rifle event. Abhinav Bindra won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while Gagan Narang took the bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.
India’s rifle shooters have achieved success
Special jacket, special trousers, special shoes, cap on head, blinder on eyes and beautiful rifle in hand. Wearing jackets, trousers and shoes specially designed for shooters may be difficult to walk, but people are attracted towards this sport by seeing the tensions of rifle shooters. In shooting sports, the maximum equipment i.e. equipment rifles are used only in shooting.
Deepak Kumar, the coach of the Indian shooting team, said in a special conversation with TV9 Bharatvarsha that rifle shooting in the Olympic Games takes place at a range of 10 meters and 50 meters. There are Air Rifle Women, Air Rifle Women and Air Rifle Mix Team events at 10 meters shooting range. He also gave information about ISSF rules of these events.
10 Meter Rifle Event Rules
Deepak Kumar Dubey said that .177 caliber air rifle is used in 10 meter air rifle event, which is specially designed for shooting. Upon reaching the shooting range, the shooter wears his kit, which includes jackets, trousers, shoes and gloves. Blinders and caps also help in accurate aiming. The 10-meter rifle event consists of a 60-shot match, for which 1 hour and 15 minutes are available. Apart from this, a 15-minute siting time is available separately, in which the rifle and its position can be set by running unlimited shots. After the qualification round, there is a final match between the 8 highest scoring shooters.
India has received two Olympic medals so far in the 10 meter rifle event. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra created history by winning a gold medal in a 10 meter rifle. And he became the first Indian player to win a gold medal in any individual Olympic event. After this, at the 2012 London Olympics, Gagan Narang made the country proud by winning a bronze medal in the same event.
Regarding the 10 meter air rifle mix team event, Deepak Dubey said that in this event a boy and a girl become the pair of the shooter, and they score together. Female and male shooters stand together and fire the match. There is a time of 50 minutes for a 40 shot match. After the qualification round, there is a final match between 5 mix teams. A new event has been included in the Tokyo Olympics.
50 meter three position rules
Deepak Dubey said that three position men and three position women in the 50 meter range are included in the two event Olympics, in which .22 bore cartridges are used. The match of the three position rifle is first played by sitting position ie you have to fire 40 bullets. Then 40 shots have to be fired by lying in the prone position, and after this, standing in the standing position, 40 shots are to be fired. That is, in the entire match of the three position rifle, the shooter has to drive 120 record shots, in addition to setting the rifle in each position, also have to run the siting shot, a total of 2 hours 45 minutes is available for the three position rifle match. This is an Olympic event. In this event also, the final match is between 8 shooters who score the highest.
Dubey said that the 50 meter rifle prone position is also an event, which is played in both the female and male sections. But now this event has been removed from the Olympic Games. This event is played in the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and National Shooting Championship. A new event has started in the Three Position Mix Team Rifle Shooting, which was recently tested in the World Cup Shooting Championship held in Delhi. It may become an Olympic event in the future.
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