Coronavirus effected shooting world cup starting form March

Feb 27 2020 05:24 PM
Coronavirus effected shooting world cup starting form March

Before the Tokyo Olympics, Karni Singh of Delhi has been effected by Coronavirus of the shooting range in the first World Cup which starts on March 4. So far, 9 countries have withdrawn from this World Cup. Seven of these countries will not play in the World Cup due to Coronavirus which includes China. However, the problems regarding the World Cup have not ended. In the coming days, some other countries may withdraw their names. India's 55-member team will play in the World Cup. Of these, 32 will play in the main team while 23 will play as a minimum qualification score (MQS) shooter.

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According to reports, according to NRAI President Raninder Singh, 68 countries have sent entries in this World Cup of shooting rifles, pistols, and shotguns, but China, North Korea, Vietnam, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei did not play due to coronavirus. Pakistan decided not to play due to Olympic preparations of its shooters, while the Maldives withdrew due to an economic crisis.

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Aishwarya and Chinki who take quota are not in the main team: For the Tokyo Olympics that 15 shooters have been given a quota to the country. These include Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar (50m three position) and Chinki Yadav (25m pistol), but both the shooters failed to make it to the main team due to lack of top three rankings. Both these shooters will now play as MQS shooter, which will give them a chance to make a place in the Olympic team. The remaining quota shooters were Apoorvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil, Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar (10m air rifle) Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Manu Bhakar, Yashaswani Singh Deswal, Rahi Sarnobat (10, 25m air pistol) Sanjeev Rajput, Tejaswani Sawant (50m Three Position), Meraj Ahmed Khan, Angadvir Singh Bajwa (Skeet) will play.

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