India Shooting History: 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze in 14 Olympics

With Ayonika Paul and Apurvi Chandela, 11 women have represented India in 7 Olympics, including Rio. 16 year old Soma Dutta in 1984 became the first woman shooter to represent India at Olympics. Indians are participating for the 6th time in Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres with which the women duo start Indian shooting campaign at 2016 Olympics. As record equalling 5 time Olympian, 2008 Gold medal winner became India’s Flag bearer, at Rio, Gagan Narang and Manavjit Singh Sindhu are representing India in 4th Olympics. Check the complete history of Indian shooting starting from their first Olympics in 1952, with number of events and maximum representation by Men’s and Women’s Shooters.

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Representation and Events in Numbers

    1952 Shooting: 2 Men, 3 events
    1956: 2 Men, 1 event
    1960: 2 Men, 1 event
    1968: 2 Men, 2 events
    1972: 4 Men, 3 Events
    1976: 3 Men, 2 events
    1980: 4 Men, 2 events
    1984: 8 (7 Men, 1 Woman), 8 events
    1992: 2 Women, 3 events
    1996: 2 Men, 3 events
    2000: 3 (2 Men, 1 woman), 4 events
    2004: 8 (5 Men, 3 women), 5 events: 1 Silver
    2008: 9 (7 Men, 2 Women), 9 events: 1 Gold
    2012: 11 (7 Men, 4 women), 10 events: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Maximum Participation at Olympics
Men

    5 Karni Singh (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980), Randhir Singh (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984), Abhinav Bindra (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
    4 Gagan Narang (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), Manavjit Singh Sandhu (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
    2 Harihar Banerjee and Souren Choudhury (1952, 1956), Roy Choudhury (1972, 1980), Mansher Singh (1984, 1996), Rajyavardhan Rathore (2004, 2008), Sanjeev Rajput (2008, 2012)
    1 Sen Keshav (1960), Devi Singh (1964), Prithipal Chatterjee (1972), Bhim Singh, Sandhu Singh Gurbir (1976), Gian Chand (1980), Rajinder Kumar Vij, Mohinder Lal, Baljit Singh Kharab, Bhagirath Samai, Harisimran Singh Sandhu (1984), Jaspal Rana (1996), Anwer Sultan (2000), Samresh Jung (2008), Vijay Kumar, Joydeep Karmakar, Ronjan Sodhi (2012), Jitu Rai, Chain Singh, Prakash Nanjappa, Gurpreet Singh, Kynan Chenai, Mairaj Ahmad Khan (2016)

Women

    3 Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat (2000, 2004, 2008)
    2 Soma Dutta (1984, 1992), Heena Sidhu (2012, 2016),
    1 Suma Shirur, Deepali Deshpande (2004), Avneet Sidhu (2008), Shagun Chowdhary, Rahi Sarnobat, Annu Raj Singh (2012), Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul (2016)

Events Per Olympics for Indians
Men

    Men’s Free Pistol, 50 metres: 1984, 1996, 2008,
    Men’s Air Pistol, 10 metres: 1996, 2008, 2012
    Men’s Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres: 1984 (2), 2012 (SILVER)
    Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres: 1952 (2), 1956 (2), 1984, 2008 (2), 2012 (2),
    Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres: 1952, 2008 (2), 2012 (2),
    Men’s Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres: 1952
    Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres: 1984, 2000, 2004 (2), 2008 (GOLD) (2), 2012 (2) BRONZE
    Men’s Double Trap: 2004 (Silver), 2008, 2012,
    Men’s Trap: 1960 (2), 1964 (2), 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 (2), 2012
    Mixed Trap: 1968, 1972 (2), 1976, 1980 (2), 1984 (2)
    Mixed Skeet: 1968, 1972, 1976 (2), 1984
    Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres: 1972 (2), 1980 (2)

Women

    Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres: 1984, 1992, 2000, 2004 (2), 2008 (2),
    Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres: 1984, 1992, 2000, 2004 (2), 2008 (2),
    Women’s Air Pistol, 10 metres: 2012 (2)
    Women’s Sporting Pistol, 25 metres: 2012 (2)
    Women’s Trap: 2012

1952 Shooting: 2 Men, 3 events

    Harihar Banerjee (34 years): 24th in Men’s Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, 29th in Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, 36th in Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Souren Choudhury (33 years): 39th in Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

1956: 2 for 1 event

    Harihar Banerjee (38 years): 35th in Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Haricharan Shaw: 38th in Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

1960: 2 Men, 1 event

    Karni Singh Men’s Trap
    Sen Keshav Men’s Trap

1964: 2 Men in 1 event

    Karni Singh: 26th in Men’s Trap
    Devi Singh: 49th in Men’s Trap

1968: 2 Men, 2 events

    Karni Singh: 10th in Mixed Trap, 28th in Mixed Skeet
    Randhir Singh: 17th in Mixed Trap

1972: 4 Men in 3 Events

    Prithipal Chatterjee (95th), Roy Choudhury (99th): Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Karni Singh (48 years): 34th in Mixed Trap, 36th in Mixed Skeet
    Randhir Singh: 44th in Mixed Trap

1976: 3 Men, 2 events

    Randhir Singh: Mixed Trap
    Bhim Singh (66 year): Mixed Skeet
    Sandhu Singh Gurbir: Mixed Skeet

1980: 4 men in 2 events

    Gian Chand and Roy Choudhury in Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Karni Singh (56) and Randhir Singh in Mixed Trap

1984: 8 in 8 events
Rajinder Kumar Vij (45 years) and Mohinder Lal: Men’s Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres
Baljit Singh Kharab: Men’s Free Pistol, 50 metres
Bhagirath Samai: Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Mansher Singh (18 yeard) and Randhir Singh: Mixed Trap
Harisimran Singh Sandhu: Mixed Skeet
Soma Dutta (16 year): 22nd Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres, Round 1 Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

1992: 2 women in 3 events

    Soma Dutta: Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres, Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Abha Dhillan: Women’s Air Pistol, 10 metres

1996: 2 Men in 3 events

    Jaspal Rana: Men’s Air Pistol, 10 metres and Men’s Free Pistol, 50 metres
    Mansher Singh: Men’s Trap

2000: 3 (1 woman) in 4 events

    Abhinav Bindra: 11th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    Anwer Sultan: 26th Men’s Trap
    Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat: 8th in Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and 33rd in Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

2004: 8 (5 men and 3 women) for 5 events

    Rajyavardhan Rathore: SILVER Men’s Double Trap (179 points)
    Abhinav Bindra: 7th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    Gagan Narang: 12th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    Manavjit Singh Sandhu: 19th Men’s Trap
    Suma Shirur: 8th Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat: 20th Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and 13th Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Deepali Deshpande: 19th Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

2008: 9 (7 men and 2 women) for 9 events: 1 Gold

    Abhinav Bindra: GOLD Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres (700.5 points)
    Gagan Narang: 9th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres, 13th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, 35th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Sanjeev Rajput: Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Sanjeev Rajput: Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, 50 metres
    Mansher Singh: 8th Men’s Trap
    Manavjit Singh Sandhu: 12th Men’s Trap
    Rajyavardhan Rathore: 15th Men’s Double Trap
    Samresh Jung: 41st Men’s Air Pistol, 10 metres and Men’s Free Pistol, 50 metres
    Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat: 28th Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and 32nd Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Avneet Sidhu: 39th Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

2012: 11 (7 men and 4 women) for 10 events, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    Vijay Kumar: SILVER in Men’s Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres (30 points), 31st Men’s Air Pistol, 10 metres
    Gagan Narang: Bronze Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres (701.1)
    20th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, 18th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Abhinav Bindra: 16th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    Manavjit Singh Sandhu: 16th Men’s Trap

    Sanjeev Rajput: 26th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Joydeep Karmakar: 4th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Ronjan Sodhi: 11th Men’s Double Trap

    Heena Sidhu: 12th Women’s Air Pistol, 10 metres
    Annu Raj Singh: 23rd Women’s Air Pistol, 10 metres and 30th Women’s Sporting Pistol, 25 metres
    Rahi Sarnobat: 19th Women’s Sporting Pistol, 25 metres
    Shagun Chowdhary: 20th Women’s Trap

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