Tag: Varun Tomar


Sarabjot Singh: ‘Gave up football to pursue shooting’: Sarabjot Singh’s World Cup gold makes him India’s new goldfinger | More sports News – Times of India

BHOPAL: Studying at Ambala's Bhagirath Public School, Sarabjot Singh saw a few kids wielding air guns at a makeshift range during a summer camp. He was 13 then and harboured hopes of becoming a footballer. But the sight of kids aiming at paper targets with pistols didn't leave his mind. He went to his father and said, 'Dad, I want to pursue shooting".That was 2014. Sarbjot's father Jitender Singh, a farmer, told his son that the sport is pretty expensive. But eventually, after Sarabjot insisted for months, he agreed.It's a decision that the family will never repent, especially after Wednesday, when Sarabjot's strong knock on the door of the Paris Olympics thanks to a maiden senior ISSF World Cup gold in 10m air pistol.But it was only a matter of time before Sarabjot stood atop the podiu...

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 ...