NRAI declares team for Delhi ISSF World Cup; dates announced for Shotgun Trials 3 and 4

The squad for the first World Cup of 2021, to be held in March at New Delhi was announced by the NRAI. Shotgun T3 and T4 dates also declared.

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The Selection Committee of the NRAI on Tuesday declared the Indian team for the ISSF World Cup to be held in New Delhi from 18th to 29th March 2021.

For the first time, shooters have been selected for the non-Olympic 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, 50m Rifle 3 Positions and Skeet Mixed team events.

The recently concluded NRAI trials played a major role in squad selection. Notably Elavenil Valarivan and Arjun Babuta have replaced Apurvi Chandela and Deepak Kumar in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event. Elavenil will partner Divyansh Singh Panwar while Arjun will partner Anjum Moudgil.

Youngsters Sarabjot Singh (Men’s 10m AP) and Vijayveer Sidhu (Men’s 25m RFP) have also been included in the squad while Olympian Gurpreet Singh, who narrowly missed the finals at Rio 2016 in 25m RFP makes a comeback.

In shotgun, Lakshay Sheoran was among those selected in Men’s Trap. Quota winners Angadvir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmed Khan, who had skipped Trials 1 and 2, will make their maiden competitive home appearance at at the WC.

The Full Squad

Men

10M AIR RIFLE

1.DIVYANSH SINGH PANWAR 2.ARJUN BABUTA 3.DEEPAK KUMAR 4.PANKAJ KUMAR, MQS 5.AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR, MQS

50M RIFLE 3 POSITION

1.SANJEEV RAJPUT 2.AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR 3.NIRAJ KUMAR 4.SWAPNIL KUSALE, MQS 5.CHAIN SINGH, MQS

10M AIR PISTOL

1.SAURABH CHAUDHARY 2.ABHISHEK VERMA 3.SARABJOT SINGH 4.RAVINDER SINGH, MQS 5.SHAHZAR RIZVI, MQS

25M RAPID FIRE PISTOL

1.VIJAYVEER SIDHU 2.GURPREET SINGH 3.ANISH 4.ARPIT GOEL, MQS 5.ADARSH SINGH, MQS

TRAP

1.LAKSHAY 2.KYNAN CHENAI 3.PRITHVIRAJ TONDAIMAN 4.ZORAVAR SINGH SANDHU, MQS 5.NAMANVEER SINGH BRAR, MQS

SKEET

1.ANGADVIR SINGH BAJWA 2.MAIRAJ AHMAD KHAN 3.GURJOAT SIINGH KHANGURA 4.KARAM SUKHBIR SINGH, MQS 5.AMRINDER SINGH CHEEMA, MQS

Women

10M AIR RIFLE

1.ELAVENIL VALARIVAN 2.ANJUM MOUDGIL 3.APURVI CHANDELA 4.SHRIYANKA SADANGI, MQS 5.NISHA KANWAR, MQS

50M RIFLE 3 POSITION

1.TEJASWINI SAWANT 2.SUNIDHI CHAUHAN 3.ANJUM MOUDGIL 4.GAAYATHRI N., MQS 5.SHREYA SAKSENA, MQS

10M AIR PISTOL

1.MANU BHAKER 2.YASHASWINI SINGH DESWAL 3.P. SHRI NIVETHA 4.SHWETA SINGH, MQS 5.ESHA SINGH, MQS

25M SPORTS PISTOL

1.MANU BHAKER 2.RAHI SARNOBAT 3.CHINKI YADAV 4.NEERAJ KAUR, MQS 5.ABHIDNYA ASHOK PATIL, MQS

TRAP

1.RAJESHWARI KUMARI 2.SHREYASI SINGH 3.MANISHA KEER 4.KIRTI GUPTA, MQS 5.NEERU, MQS

SKEET

1.GANEMAT SEKHON 2.PARINAAZ DHALIWAL 3.KARTTIKI SINGH SHAKTAWAT 4.DARSHANA RATHORE, MQS 5.ZAHRA MUFADDAL DEESAWALA, MQS

Mixed

10M AIR RIFLE MIXED TEAM

1.DIVYANSH SINGH PANWAR 2.ELAVENIL VALARIVAN

1.ARJUN BABUTA 2.ANJUM MOUDGIL

50M RIFLE 3 POSITION MIXED TEAM

1.SANJEEV RAJPUT 2.TEJASWINI SAWANT

1.AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR 2.SUNIDHI CHAUDHAN

10M AIR PISTOL MIXED TEAM

1.SAURABH CHAUDHARY 2.MANU BHAKER

1.ABHISHEK VERMA 2.YASHASWINI SINGH DESWAL

25M RAPID FIRE PISTOL MIXED TEAM

1.VIJAYVEER SIDHU 2.TEJASWANI

1.GURPREET SINGH 2.ABHIDNYA ASHOK PATIL

TRAP MIXED TEAM

1.LAKSHAY 2.RAJESHWARI KUMARI

1.KYNAN CHENAI 2.SHREYASI SINGH

SKEET MIXED TEAM

1.ANGADVIR SINGH BAJWA 2.GANEMAT SEKHON

1.MAIRAJ AHMAD KHAN 2.PARINAAZ DHALIWAL

Shotgun Trials 3 and 4

The Shotgun Trials 3 and 4 will be held from 3rd to 14th March 2021 at MP Shooting Academy, Bhopal, the NRAI announced on Wednesday.

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the COVID19 pandemic will be maintained.

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