Shooting at Tokyo 2020: Watch live Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary’s quest for Olympic glory

India will have a 15-member shooting contingent competing at the Tokyo Olympics across pistol, rifle and shotgun men’s, women’s and mixed team events.

By Utathya Nag
Picture by SAI

With stars like Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Elavenil Valarivan leading the charge, the Indian shooting contingent at the Tokyo Olympics will be expected to carry forward the nation’s relatively rich shooting legacy at the Summer Games.

Of the 17 individual medals Indians have won at the Olympics post-independence, four have come in shooting – second only to wrestling (five).

Moreover, India’s first individual Olympic silver (Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at Athens 2004) and only gold (Abhinav Bindra at Beijing 2008) were also won by shooters.

This time, India have sent 15 shooters to the Olympics – the highest-ever in the country’s history. They will be competing in 10 different disciplines at Tokyo 2020.

In the rifle events, India will have representatives in men’s and women’s 10m air rifle, men’s and women’s 50m rifle 3 position and the 10m air rifle mixed team.

Divyansh Singh Panwar, the current world No. 2 in men’s 10m rifle and Elavenil Valarivan, world No. 1 in women’s 10m air rifle, will be India’s top draws in rifle events.

For pistol events, Indian shooters will compete in men’s and women’s 10m air pistol, women’s 25m pistol and 10m air pistol mixed team.

Indian shooters currently occupy the top two spots in ISSF’s 10m air pistol rankings. Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary are 1-2 for men’s while Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Manu Bhaker are first and second in women’s standings.

Rahi Sarnobat, meanwhile, is second in 25m women’s pistol rankings. Much will be expected from the shooters in both rifle and pistol mixed team events as well.

Rio 2016 Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Angadvir Singh Bajwa will be India’s only two representatives in shotgun events. They will compete in the men’s skeet.

Shooting events at the Tokyo Olympics start on July 24 and conclude on August 2. They will be held at the Asaka Shooting Range in Tokyo.

Indian shooting team for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - full list

10m Air Rifle Men

Divyansh Singh Panwar, Deepak Kumar

50m Rifle 3 Position Men

Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar

10m Air Pistol Men

Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma

10m Air Rifle Women

Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan

50m Rifle 3 Position Women

Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant

10m Air Pistol Women

Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal

25m Pistol Women

Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker

Skeet Men

Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan

10m Air Rifle Mixed Team

Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan, Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil

10m Air Pistol Mixed Team

Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker, Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal

Tokyo Olympics Indian shooting schedule, fixtures and live match start times in India

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Saturday, July 24

Women’s 10m air rifle qualification – 5:00 AM IST

Women’s 10m air rifle final – 7:15 AM

Men’s 10m air pistol qualification – 9:30 AM IST

Men’s 10m air pistol final – 12 PM IST

Sunday, July 25

Women’s 10m air pistol qualification – 5:30 AM IST

Skeet men’s qualification day 1 – 6:30 AM IST

Women’s 10m air pistol final – 7:45 AM IST

Men’s 10m air rifle qualification – 9:30 AM IST

Men’s 10m air rifle final – 12:00 PM IST

Monday, July 26

Skeet men’s qualification day 2 – 6:30 AM IST

Skeet men’s final – 12:20 PM IST

Tuesday, July 27

10m air pistol mixed team qualification stage 1 – 5:30 AM IST

10m air pistol mixed team qualification stage 2 – 6:15 AM IST

10m air pistol mixed team bronze medal match – 7:30 AM IST

10m air pistol mixed team gold medal match – 8:07 AM IST

10m air rifle mixed team qualification stage 1 – 9:45 AM IST

10m air rifle mixed team qualification stage 2 – 10:30 AM IST

10m air rifle mixed team bronze medal match – 11:45 AM IST

10m air rifle mixed team gold medal match – 12:22 PM IST

Thursday, July 29

Women’s 25m pistol qualification precision – 5:30 AM IST

Friday, July 30

Women’s 25m pistol qualification rapid – 5:30 AM IST

Women’s 25m pistol final – 10:30 AM IST

Saturday, July 31

50m rifle 3 position women’s qualification – 8:30 AM IST

50m rifle 3 position women’s final – 12:30 PM IST

Sunday, August 2

50m rifle 3 position men’s qualification – 8:00 AM IST

50m rifle 3 position men’s final – 1:20 PM IST

Where to watch Tokyo Olympics shooting live in India?

Fans can watch live telecast of the Tokyo Olympics shooting events on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony Six and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.

Live streaming of the Tokyo Olympics will be available on Sony Liv.

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