Shooting Current Affairs - 2020

ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards 2018

The ESPN Multi-Sport Awards recognised achievements across 11 categories, of which winners across 10 categories were selected by an independent 14-member jury.

The Winners are:

Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)

Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (Badminton)

Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (Badminton)

Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (Shooting)

Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)

Team of the Year – Women’s team (Table tennis)

Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (Boxing)

Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (Para-athletics)

Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay

Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (Football).

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa wins gold in Men’s Skeet at 8th Asian Shotgun Championship

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won gold medal by setting world record score in men’s skeet final of the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kuwait. With this, he became first Indian skeet shooter to win continental or world level event. In the final round of this event, Angad shot perfect 60 out of 60 to claim top spot ahead of China’s Di Jin who shot 58, winning silver medal. UAE’s Saeed Al Maktoum won bronze with a score of 46.

10m rifle mixed event

India’s pair of Elavenil Valarivan and Hriday Hazarika won gold medal in this event. In 45-shot final of this event, they scored 502.1, setting world and Asian Junior record in the event. Chinese pair Shi Mengyao and Wang Yuefeng won silver medal with 500.9. India’s another pair Mehuli Ghosh and Arjun Babuta won bronze in the same event with a score of 436.9.