With a contingent of 12, India’s hopes of claiming a double-digit medal tally in Rio will largely depend on how the shooters perform. Jitu Rai (50m Air Pistol) – a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medalist – is one of India’s best bets for a medal across all sports. Gagan Narang (10m Air rifle) – who won a bronze in 2012 – along with Abhinav Bindra (10m Air rifle) are the other shooters to keep an eye on. Other men shooters to represent India in Rio will be Gurpreet Singh (26m Rapid fire pistol), Prakash Nanjappa (50m pistol), Chain Singh (50m Rifle Positions), Mairaj Ahmed Khan (Shotgun), Manvanjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan Chenai (Trap Shooting).

Among the women, Heena Sidhu (10m Air Pistol), Ayonika Paul and Apurvi Chandela (10m Air Rifle) will carry India’s hopes at the 2016 Olympics.


AthleteEventDate of EventResultFinal
Abhinav Bindra 10 m air rifle8 AugustRank :6 (580)Rank :4 (163.4)
Prakash Nanjappa 50 m pistol10 August
Gagan narang10 m air rifle
8 AugustRank :8 (78.7)Rank :23 (621.7)
Gagan narang50 m rifle prone12 August
Gagan narang50 m rifle 3 positions14 August
Jitu Rai10 m air pistol6 August
Jitu Rai50 m pistol10 August
Chain Singh50 m rifle prone12 August
Chain Singh50 m rifle 3 positions14 August
Gurpreet Singh10 m air pistol6 August
Gurpreet Singh25 m rapid fire pistol12 August
Manavjit Singh SandhuTrap7 August
Kynan ChenaiTrap7 August
Mairaj Ahmad Khan Skeet12 August
Apurvi Chandela10 m air rifle6 August
Ayonika Paul10 m air rifle6 August
Heena Sidhu10 m air pistol7 August
Heena Sidhu25 m pistol9 August