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The ISSF Shooting World Cup begins on Friday at Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi. In this, 297 shooters from 53 countries will participate. Shooters from several countries including the US, Korea, UAE and Pakistan have also reached Delhi. However, shooters from Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Kuwait will not be included. China has said that due to Corona, it cannot send its shooters to India. Usman Chand, a Pakistani shooter, will participate in the skit event. The Pakistani team did not get a visa in the last ISSF Shooting World Cup held in Delhi in 2019. National Rifle Association of India President Raninder Singh said that the entry of spectators in the ISSF Shooting World Cup between Corona is restricted keeping in view the safety of the shooters.
57 shooter from India are participating
57 shooters from India are participating in the ISSF Shooting World Cup. It also includes 15 shooters who have achieved Olympic quota. In the Indian team, top shooters of the country including Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, Sanjeev Rajput have been included in the team. They have got a good chance to test their preparations before the Olympics. Senior shooter Tejaswini Sawant and Sanjeev Rajput included in the team said that the preparation of Indian shooters is good. The shooters in the team got to know themselves in lockdown. During the lockdown, the coach of the Federation kept in touch with the shooters and gave directions regarding physical fitness. At the same time, the Federation along with Sai organized a camp for shooters in bio-bubble. Which helped the shooters to maintain their performance.
Indian shooter to present claim for 19 medals in Olympics
India has the highest hopes from shooters in the Tokyo Olympics. This is because for the first time 15 shooters of the country have achieved the quota. After China, India is the highest quota recipient in Asia. China has 25 quotas. 10 m female from India Manu Bhakar and Yashaswini Deswal in the pistol, 25 m. Chinki Yadav and Rahi Sarnobat in Pistol, Men’s 10m. Saurav Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma won the quota in the pistol.
At the same time, men 10 m. In the rifle, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Deepak Kumar, women 10 m. Apoorvi Chandela and Anjum Modgil in Rifle, Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwarya Pratap Singh and Tejaswini Sawant in Rifle Three Positions, Meraj Ahmed Khan and Angad Veer Singh Bajwa in Skeet have won the quota. Apart from these, 2-2 teams from India will get entry in the mixed event of pistol and rifle. In such a situation, India’s shooter will contest in the Olympics for 19 medals.
Anish Bhanwal can achieve quota by improving rankings
India also has a chance to win an additional quota by performing better at the ISSF World Cup. In 25m rapid fire, Anish Bhanwal can improve his ranking by winning the medal in the World Cup. You can also get Olympic quota as well. Bhanwal is ranked 12. The shooter in the rankings ahead of them has achieved the quota. In such a situation, if they improve their ranking by scoring well, then according to the ranking, the country can get another Olympic quota.