India’s Shooting Stars Aim for Paris 2024 Olympics Glory: Selection Trials Begin in New Delhi

Elite Shooters Compete in Rigorous Selection Trials at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, Eyeing Olympic Quotas and Glory.

New Delhi, April 18, 2024: The quest for Paris 2024 Olympic glory intensifies as India’s shooting stars gear up for the first phase of selection trials set to commence on April 19 at the iconic Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi. With anticipation at its peak, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is set to host a nine-day showdown where 37 elite shooters will vie for top honors across eight events.

The stage is set for a riveting battle, as the cream of Indian shooting talent prepares to showcase their prowess in the initial two of the four Olympic selection trials. These trials, meticulously planned by the NRAI, will serve as the ultimate test for shooters aspiring to represent India on the grandest stage of them all.

With meticulous planning, the NRAI has laid out a comprehensive selection process. Shooters will be evaluated based on their performance across the selection trials, with the best three scores from the four trials being taken into account. Moreover, shooters who have already secured an Olympic quota will enjoy the added advantage of a bonus point, further elevating the intensity of the competition.

India’s dominance in shooting is palpable, with the nation having already secured all 16 possible quotas in rifle and pistol events for the Paris 2024 Olympics. However, the pursuit for excellence continues unabated, as shooters look to solidify their positions and fine-tune their skills ahead of the marquee event.

Among the notable contenders is Palak Gulia, who recently clinched an Olympic quota for India at the ISSF Final Olympic Qualification Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gulia will join the likes of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan, and Esha Singh in the fiercely contested women’s 10m air pistol category.

The women’s 25m pistol trials will witness a showdown of talent, with Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan, and Esha Singh all vying for top honors based on their stellar rankings.

In the men’s 50m rifle 3 position event, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, hailed as India’s most successful shooter at the Asian Games 2023, will lock horns with formidable opponents Swapnil Kusale and Akhil Sheoran. Meanwhile, in the women’s 50m rifle 3P, Asian Games medallists Sift Kaur Samra and Ashi Chouksey will face off against Olympian Anjum Moudgil in what promises to be a battle of nerves and skill.

As the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympics gathers momentum, all eyes will be on the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi, where dreams will be realized, and destinies will be shaped. With every shot fired, India’s shooting contingent marches closer to Olympic glory, fueled by determination, skill, and the unwavering support of a nation behind them.

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