Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal-winning performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics changed the status of shooting in India, elevating the sport’s popularity in the country, as well as bringing into focus the excellent results Indian shooters have been achieving for the last few years.
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India can boast of some of the top-ranked shooters in the world in almost every category of the sport, and world record holders such as Tejaswini Sawat and Gagan Narang.
Text by Anupam Verma
Graphic by Uttam Sharma
Illustration by Shyamal Banerjee/Mint