India to field 11-member team in Final ISSF Shotgun WC

The tournament, to be held between April 28 and May 8, will be the third and final Shotgun World Cup stage of the year.

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An 11-member shooting team, including the likes of Olympians Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Kynan Chenai will represent India at the ISSF World Cup stage 3 at Larnaka, Cyprus.

The tournament, to be held between April 28 and May 8, will be the third and final Shotgun World Cup stage of the year. It will be the only other opportunity competitors will have to log qualifying points for the World Cup Finals scheduled to be held here in October, and for the Shotgun World Championships scheduled for Moscow in August.

India’s Ankur Mittal has already qualified for the New Delhi event after his gold medal winning effort in the men’s Double Trap in the second stage in Acapulco, Mexico.

Ankur had also won a silver in the first stage held in New Delhi.

But the other 10 Indian shooters will be looking to do the same in Larnaka. India has entries in four of the five medal competitions with the women’s skeet being the only exception.

A total of 429 shooters will participate in the competition, representing 61 National Olympic Committees accumulating a total of 435 starts.

Larnaka will be hosting a World Cup stage for the second time after a gap of two years.