Additionally, a 35-member staff has been selected for the Asian Championships to be held in Changwon, South Korea, from October 22 to November 2.
This competitors holds nice significance because it presents a chance to secure quota places for the Paris Olympics. In whole, there are 24 Paris Olympics quota places up for grabs, with two out there in every of the 12 individual Olympic occasions encompassing the disciplines of rifle, pistol, and shotgun.
India shall be competing in all 16 events at the Asian Championships, including four mixed group events. In addition to these participants, four more shooters – Rudrankksh Patil, Mehuli Ghosh, Sift Kaur Samra, and Rajeshwari Kumari – shall be representing India solely for rating factors, as they have already secured Paris quotas and are ineligible to win extra quotas.
The taking pictures squad has thus far won seven quota locations for the Paris Games and can look to choose up their first quotas in pistol and skeet events on the Asian Championships, in addition to filling their remaining berths within the rifle and trap disciplines.
For the likes of Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Akhil Sheoran, Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh, Adarsh Singh, Kynan Chenai, Ganemat Sekhon to call a number of, the tournament in Changwon might be one other alternative to secure quotas for next summer season’s Paris Games after an unsuccessful outing within the recently-concluded World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Overall, India have so far gained seven Paris quota locations. Bhowneesh Mendiratta (men’s trap), Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil (men’s 10m air rifle) and Swapnil Kusale (men’s 50m rifle 3 positions) are the opposite three Indians to have secured the 2024 Olympic quota places at last year’s ISSF World Championship.
(With PTI inputs)