Indian shooters vie for top honours at Shotgun World C’ship in Italy

The competition will witness 12 medal events spread across five days, commencing Wednesday.

While India did not field any shooter in double trap as it has been dropped from the Olympics, the trap shooters, apart from the men’s skeet and junior women’s skeet shooters, have not been able to make the finals in any of the events so far. (Representative Image)

All four Olympic shotgun events including the Mixed Team events will take place and the Indian senior squad will look to put on a good performance, which can help it gain in confidence ahead of the Olympic qualifying events later this year. (Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

A 29-member Indian squad, including 12 members of the junior team, is geared up for the bi-annual ISSF World Championship Shotgun to be held in the Italian city of Lonato Del Grada.

The competition will witness 12 medal events spread across five days, commencing Wednesday.

All four Olympic shotgun events including the Mixed Team events will take place and the Indian senior squad will look to put on a good performance, which can help it gain in confidence ahead of the Olympic qualifying events later this year.

Competitions begin with the Trap events and the four Trap finals across senior and junior events are lined up on the second day.

Both the senior and junior Mixed Trap finals will take place on Thursday.