Raninder first Indian to be elected ISSF vice-president

Former trap shooter Raninder Singh became the first Indian to be elected one of the four vice-presidents of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Raninder Singh, who also heads the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), bagged 161 votes to become one of the vice-presidents of the ISSF.   -  THE HINDU

Former trap shooter Raninder Singh has been elected one of the four vice-presidents of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). He becomes the first Indian to occupy the position.

The 51-year-old, who also heads the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), bagged 161 votes to occupy the coveted post, while Kevin Kilty of Ireland received 162 votes, USA’s Robert Mitchell got 153 votes and Republic of China’s Wang Yifu was re-elected with 146 votes in Munich.

Last year, Raninder was re-elected president of the NRAI for a four-year term with an overwhelming mandate in Mohali.

In 2014, Raninder got 22 out of 25 votes in the General Assembly meeting at Munich, becoming the first from the country to be elected as a member of the global body representing shooting.

On Friday, the NRAI president was awarded the ISSF diploma of honour gold medal at the general assembly. He was presented with the diploma and medal by the outgoing longest serving president of the ISSF, Olegario Vazquez Rana, who was at the helm for 38 years.