Sikhs that shoot
Abhinav Bindra was considered a child prodigy, but has had limited success on the largest competitive stages. Still he is considered a medal hopeful. Bindra will be competing in the 10m air rifle competition. Qualifications and the finale will all be on Day 3 (Monday, August 11, 2008) in the afternoon
Mansher Singh also qualified for the Olympics after a nerve-wracking tie-shoot at the ISSF World Cup in Italy.
Mansher Singh will be competing in the Trap competition on Day 2 (Sunday, August 10, 2008) around noon.
Manavjit Singh Sandhu has had much previous success at past international competitions, but the Olympic medals have allueded him. He was bronze in the Menâ€™s Trap at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and has had a number of other fine finishes including 4 gold medals at the Asian Clay Shooting Championships. Here is a picture of Manavjit with his proud father.
Manavjit Singh will be competing in the Trap competition on Day 2 (Sunday, August 10, 2008) around noon.
Avneet Kaur Sidhu is our sole female Singhni/Kaur shooter. She has been featured on a previous post here on The Langar Hall. Avneet hails from Bathinda and will be competing in the 10m Air Rifle and the 50m rifle - three positions.
Avneetâ€™s 10m Air Rifle competition will be on Day 3 (Monday, August 11, 2008) in the morning and her 50 m rifle - three positions event will be on Day 6 (Thursday, August 14, 2008).