New Delhi: The National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has released a list of athletes for its core training group for the Tokyo Olympics. The NRAI said that it had made the list in consultation with chief coaches but did not reveal a schedule for any training camp.
"In consultation with the chief coaches, a training core group has been formed for preparations for Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. These games are scheduled to be held in July 2021," said the NRAI in its statement.
The list includes all 15 shooters who won Olympic quotas with two additional shooters in each event. Mehul Ghosh who had a stellar 2018, winning silver medals at the Changwon World Championships, Youth Olympics and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, narrowly missed out on a spot in the star-studded women's 10m air rifle event.
The NRAI also said that it will reveal a training schedule soon. It had earlier been mulling a camp in July in New Delhi.
Shooting core training group:
10m Pistol Men: Abhishek Verma, Om Prakash Mitharwal, Saurabh Chaudhary, Shahzar Rizvi
10m Pistol Women: Anuraj Singh, Esha Singh, Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh
10m Rifle Men: Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Pankaj Singh, Sandeep Singh
10m Rifle Women: Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan, Shreya Agarwal
25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men: Aneesh, Vijayveer Singh
25m Pistol Women: Abhidnya Patil, Chinki Yadav, Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat
50m Rifle 3P Men: Aishwarya Pratap Singh, Parul Kumar, Sanjeev Rajput, Swapnil Kusale
50m Rifle 3P Women: Anjum Moudgil, Gaayathri N, Sunidhi Chauhan, Tejaswini Sawant
Skeet Men: Angadvir Bajwa, Gurjot Singh, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Sheeraz Sheikh
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