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    Shotgun World Championship Kicks Off in Russia

    Mairaj Ahmad Khan

    A 30-member strong Indian team is all set for the ISSF Shotgun World Championship to be staged in Moscow, Russia, from Friday.

    A total of 640 athletes from 76 nations will be competing in this prestigious competition which takes place once in two years.

    For the first time,  the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) in collaboration with the organisers and the European Broadcasting Union has made arrangements for ‘’live’’ telecast of the competition all over the world.

    After pre-event training on Thursday, the competition will open with trap on the first three days, followed by mixed trap on the fourth day and double trap on September 5. After a day’s training it will be skeet from 7 to 9, followed by the mixed skeet event as the conclusion on September 10.

    The Team:

    Men’s Trap: Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Birendeep Sodhi.

    Junior Men’s Trap: Lakshay, Manavaditya Singh Rathore, Akash Saharan,

    Men’s Double Trap: Sangram Dahiya, Ankur Mittal, Mohd. Asab.

    Junior Men’s Double: Shapath Bharadwaj, Ahvar Rizvi, Shardul Vihan.

    Men’s Skeet: Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Sheeraz Sheikh.

    Junior Men’s Skeet: Arjun Singh Mann, Anant Jeet Singh Naruka, Hamza Sheikh.

    Women’s Trap: Rajeshwari Kumari, Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar.

    Junior Women’s Trap: Soumya Gupta, Manisha Keer, Nivetha Nenthirasigamani,

    Women’s Skeet: Maheshwari Chauhan, Rashmi Rathore, Saniya Sheikh.

    Junior Women’s Skeet: Simranpreet Kaur, Areeba Khan, Ganemat Sekhon.


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