India to host Shooting World Cup

India has been granted the hosting rights for the event, which will be held before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

NRAI president Raninder Singh was thrilled at the opportunity to host an event of such magnitude. Photo: Special Arrangement   -  The Hindu

The Indian shooters preparing for the Tokyo Olympics will have top-class competition at home as the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has awarded a World Cup in principle to India in 2020.

The assurance was given to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president, Raninder Singh, during the ISSF’s ongoing Executive Committee meeting in Vienna. "We are extremely grateful to the ISSF president (Olegario Vazquez Rana) and the entire executive committee for reposing faith in the country’s and NRAI’s ability to hold such big competition," said Raninder in a release issued on Saturday.

Quota places for Tokyo 2020

India is scheduled to host a World Cup next year from February 20 to 28, which will offer Olympic quota places for Tokyo.

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India has been hosting a series of world-class competitions in recent times, including the World Cup Finals in all events last year.

The dates for the World Cup in India in 2020 will be finalised soon, as the ISSF has only put the dates for the Olympic Games as well as the World Cup in Tokyo, a test event for the Olympics, for 2020.