A team of 10 shooters from India departed for Guadalajara, Mexico, to take part in the year’s first ISSF World Cup, ahead of a long and important season for the national squad.
The competition in rifle pistol and shotgun events is scheduled between March 1-12, with a total of 15 medal events and 3 mixed team events.
Among the shooters to leave were trap exponents Manavjit Sandhu, Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Shreyasi Singh, Shagun Chowdhary and Seema Tomar as well as rifle and pistol shooters Annu Raj Singh, Tejaswini Sawant, Anjum Moudgil and N. Gaayathri.
The second batch of the 33 shooters is scheduled to leave on Tuesday, while the final batch is scheduled to depart on March 3.
“It’s a big season for the national squad and I wish all team members the very best, especially to the youngsters in the squad, many of whom will be donning the senior India colors for the very first time. We have a strong and balanced squad and I expect good results to continue to come out of shooting for India internationally,” said Raninder Singh, President, NRAI.
This year is very important for the Indian shooters with the Commonwealth Games scheduled for April and the Asian Games in August. The World Championships, which will be the first quota event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is also scheduled for August, besides the rest of the World Cup stages and continental championships.