ISSF Shotgun World Cup: Manavjit's return to boost India's chances at Lahti

The World Cup is expected to feature 66 countries and 407 shooters in all. There will be 487 starts owing to the fact that some of the shooters will be doubling up for the mixed team events.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu, former World Champion and six-time Asian champion, will be igniting India's medal hopes at the Lahti Shotgun World Cup.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu, former World Champion and six-time Asian champion, will be igniting India's medal hopes at the Lahti Shotgun World Cup.

The return of former World Champion and six-time Asian champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu has strengthened the Indian team for the Shotgun World Cup to be staged in Lahti, Finland, from August 14 to 22.

Olympian Kynan Chenai and Prithviraj Tondaiman have been shooting well in the World Cups. Kynan, in particular, has been missing the finals despite shooting high scores.

The men’s skeet team will also be strengthened by the return of the Asian champion Angad Vir Singh Bajwa. He had missed the World Cups owing to illness and the World University Games.

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Olympian Shagun Chowdhary will lead the women’s trap team along with Manisha Keer and World Cup silver medallist Seema Tomar.

The women’s skeet team, on the other hand, has the experienced former national champion Saniya Sheikh, Areeba Khan and Karttiki Shaktawat.

The World Cup is expected to feature 66 countries and 407 shooters in all. There will be 487 starts owing to the fact that some of the shooters will be doubling up for the mixed team events.
 

The team:

Men: Trap: Kynan Chenai, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Prithviraj Tondaiman.

Skeet: Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Anant Jeet Singh Naruka.


Women: Trap: Shagun Chowdhary, Manisha Keer, Seema Tomar.

Skeet: Areeba Khan, Karttiki Singh Shaktawat, Saniya Sheikh.