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Feb 21, 2019
8:57PM

ISSF Shooting World Cup gets underway in New Delhi

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The ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) World Cup 2019 gets underway in New Delhi today. Various events in the World cup will start from February 23rd and end on 27th at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

The tournament will have 16 Tokyo 2020 Olympics quota places up for grabs. India are fielding a 23-member squad with 11 shooters in the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) category. 

Overall, Around 503 shooters from 58 countries will be competing for top honours with eight of the 10 events offering Olympic quota places.

With Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil already securing an Olympic quota in Women’s 10m air rifle event, the Indian contingent will compete for a maximum of 14 quota places in the event.

Although securing a quota, as per the stated policy, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) will take the final call on selection, based on the aggregate scores of shooters in international tournaments and selection trials, leading up to the Olympic Games.   

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