Indian shooters had an amazing run last year and they finished at the top position in all four world cups. Young shooters like Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar produced some great performance throughout the year.
Because of their consistent performance Elavenil and Divyansh are now ranked 1 in the world in 10m air rifle category. Both shooters won Gold at year ending ISSF world cup finals and were also awarded Golden target award by ISSF.
Elavenil won two Gold medal last year in 10m air rifle event at Rio, Brazil World cup and Putian, China at ISSF world cup final. Divyansh booked an Olympic quota with silver medal in Beijing world cup last year.
In women’s 10m air pistol event, young Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal are currently ranked 2nd and 4th respectively. Manu Bhaker also won Gold medal at the year ending ISSF world cup final in Putian, China last year. She along with Saurabh Chaudhary had swept Gold medal in mix team event in all four world cup last year.
In men’s 10m air pistol event Indian due of Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary are currently ranked 2nd and 4th respectively.
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men: Sanjeev Rajput (Rank 6 )
10m Air Pistol men: Abhishek Verma (Rank 2), Saurabh Chaudhary (Rank 4)
10m Air Rifle Women: Anjum Moudgil (Rank 4), Apurvi Chandela (Rank 7)
10m Air Pistol Women: Manu Bhaker (Rank 2), Yashaswini Singh Deswal (Rank 4)