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    Indian trap shooters draw blank in Doha

    By indianshooting.com
    Prithviraj Tondaiman - indianshooting.com

    Indian trap shooters returned empty-handed at the ISSF Final Olympic Shotgun Qualification Championship 2024 in Doha, Qatar.

    None of the six Indian shooters in men and women’s trap events managed to make the cut for the finals.

    This was the last chance for Indian trap shooters to secure Paris 2024 Olympic quotas for India.

    The Doha meet is the final shotgun qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The top two shooters in each individual event (maximum one per country) secure quotas for Paris 2024.

    In the men’s trap event, Prithviraj Tondaiman was the best-placed Indian at 23rd with a score of 119. Vivaan Kapoor (116) was 56th while Zoravar Singh Sandhu (114) finished 82nd in a field of 140.

    Manisha Keer (111) was the best among the Indian women at 37th followed by Neeru (107) was 55th and Shreyasi Singh (106) finihsed 56th.

    Bhowneesh Mendiratta and Rajeshwari Kumari are already Olympic quota winners in men’s and women’s trap events from previous competitions.

    India can still obtain one quota each in the men’s and women’s skeet from the ongoing competition on Sunday.

    Each country can obtain a maximum of 24 quotas in shooting for the Paris Olympics, with eight available in rifle and as many in pistol and shotgun events.

    Indian shooters, so far, have already secured their full allocation in rifle and pistol events and one each in the four shotgun events, accounting for 20 quotas in total. This is India’s best-ever quota haul in shooting at any edition of the Olympics, eclipsing the 15 from Tokyo 2020.