Tag: ISSF Cairo World Cup


Following Abhinav Bindra’s footsteps, Rudrankksh Patil finds ‘sixth gear to his car’ by working with German coach Heinz Reinkemeier

Rudrankksh Patil took two trips to Germany seeking control over his mind last year. The teen’s short journeys – one just eight-day-long and another for 15 days – retraced the ones that his idol Abhinav Bindra would frequently undertake during his career to work under renowned coach Heinz Reinkemeier. The German coach is known to have moulded the careers of not just India’s first individual Olympic medallist, but also Athens Olympics finalist Suma Shirur, who is currently a coach with the Indian rifle team. “Reinkemeier’s experience is the sixth gear to my car. He was the coach of many Olympic medallists. Due to that, he has tremendous experience in all the other fields, not just shooting,” Rudrankksh told The Indian Express from Cairo after winning gold in the 10m air rifle event at the...

Inspired by Saurabh bhaiya, Varun Tomar wins India first medal at the ISSF Cairo World Cup

Munkhbayar Dorjsuren looked like she could barely watch. The fight to claim the bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Cairo World Cup had boiled down to a single shot. It was a winner-takes-all shoot-off between two of Dorjsuren’s wards in the Indian shooting team: 21-year-old Sarabjot Singh and 19-year-old Varun Tomar. They had jockeyed for the last medal spot throughout the ranking match – with Sarabjot in third after 10 shots, Tomar leapfrogging him by the 15th, before being deadlocked at 250.6 after 25 shots to decide the bronze medal. In one shot, one of the two would take home India’s first medal at the Cairo World Cup while the other would return empty-handed. Eventually, it was Tomar’s 10.3 that helped him pip his senior compatriot by a margin of 0.2. “He’s ...