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    PCI to host India’s first-ever Para Shooting World Cup

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    Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) will host its first World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) event next year when the World Cup travels to New Delhi in March.

    The New Delhi 2024 WSPS World Cup will take place at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range from 6 to 15 March and will open next year World Cup season.

    The venue was built for the 1982 Asian Games and since then has held multiple ISSF high-profile events.

    India has one the fastest-growing shooting Para sport programmes with a lot of success in recent years. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games saw Indian athletes collect five medals in shooting events including two gold.

    New Delhi 2024 will be the final open direct quota allocation event for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. A total of 20 quota places will be available.

    In Lima for the World Championships that starts on Thursday (21 September), Tyler Anderson, World Shooting Para Sport Senior Manager, said: We are really excited to announce that New Delhi and India will be hosting a major shooting Para sport international event for the first time in 2024. The World Cup represents an important milestone in the development of our sport in India and in Asia.ÔÇØ

    Deepa Malik, President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of India, said: We are absolutely excited not just as a NPC but as a nation to host the World Cup. Currently Indian shooting Para team is at world top ranking and that has generated a lot of focus and interest of not only the government but also other agencies and stakeholders; and that gives us great confidence to be able to host a great competition. The recent G20 summit has already set a precedence that we as a nation take hospitality very seriously and we will live up to the expectations.ÔÇØ

    Gursharan Singh, Secretary General of NPC India, said: We are excited to host the New Delhi 2024 WSPS World Cup in India for which we are thankful to World Shooting Para Sport . This event would serve as a unique opportunity for us to showcase the strength of Paralympic Movement in India.

    Jaiprakash Nautiyal, Chairperson of the Indian Sport Technical Committee, said: A trust shown by World Shooting Para Sport in India is a testament of shooting Para sport overall growth. I am sure all the participants will have a great time in India.ÔÇØ