Top Indian shooters to compete in Commonwealth test event

Six of the Indian shooters who competed in the Rio Olympics — Jitu Rai, Gagan Narang, Chain Singh, Heena Sidhu, Gurpreet Singh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan — will be competing in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship to be held in Gold Coast, Australia

Both Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai will be competing in the air pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship.   -  Special Arrangement

Six of the Indian shooters who competed in the Rio Olympics — Jitu Rai, Gagan Narang, Chain Singh, Heena Sidhu, Gurpreet Singh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan — will be competing in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship to be held in Gold Coast, Australia, from October 27 to November 8.

Gagan will be shooting the air rifle and prone events, while Jitu Rai will be competing in the air pistol and free pistol events. The seasoned Kuheli Gangulee got into the women’s prone team , while Anjum Moudgil got selected in both air rifle and prone.

Heena Sidhu made the women’s air pistol and sports pistol events. Seema Tomar, Shreyasi Singh and Rajeshwari Kumar will compete in both the women’s trap and double trap events.

The Commonwealth Championship will be the test event in shooting for the Commonwealth Games to be staged in Gold Coast next year.

The team:

Men:

Rifle: Deepak Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput, Chain Singh, Satyendra Singh, Sushil Ghalay, Swapnil Kusale.

Pistol: Jitu Rai, Shahzar Rizvi, Omkar Singh, Anish Bhanwala, Neeraj Kumar, Gurpreet Singh, Prakahs Nanjappa, Amanpreet Singh.

Shotgun: Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Prithviraj Tondaiman, Birendeep Sodhi, Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Sheeraz Sheikh, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Ankur Mittal, Sangram Dahiya, Mohd. Asab.

Women:

Rifle: Pooja Ghatkar, Anjum Moudgil, Meghana Sajjanar, Gaayathri Nithyanandam, Tejaswini Sawant, Aditi Singh, Kuheli Gangulee, Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant,

Pistol: Shri Nivetha, Heena Sidhu, Harveen Srao, Rahi Sarnobat, Annuraj Singh.

Shotgun: Seema Tomar, Shreyasi Singh, Rajeshwari Kumari, Maheshwari Chauhan, Rashmmi Rathore, Saniya Sheikh.

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