India is expected to shoot in the 2020 Olympics; Young shooters across the country have achieved success so far 15 shooters have achieved Olympic quota
Shooting or shooting is a sport that has shown great success for India at the international level. In the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, Indian shooters have been attacked many times by their exact tracks. Abhinav Bindra has won the only individual gold medal shooting event for India in the Olympics. Apart from him, Rajyavardhan Rathore has also won the silver medal for India in the Olympic Games. This series of Indian shooters’ expertise also continued in the year 2019. This year, Indian shooters left their mark on international events so much that world-class events on some occasions also resembled domestic tournaments. The best part is that many young shooters have come from India. It is expected that the shooter will give some melds to the country in the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo this year. Manu Bhakar and Elavenil Valarivan in the female category and Saurabh Chaudhary in the male category are considered very talented.
Saurabh Chaudhary wins silver in Asian Championship, India has 15 Olympic quotas so far
In the year 2019, India won a total of 21 gold, six silver and three bronze medals in world championships and finals in rifle pistol. India has so far achieved 15 Olympic quotas in shooting, which is a record and one can realize the superiority of Indian shooting games in this sport in the country. Speaking of the Olympics, the best performance by Indian shooters so far has been at the London 2012 Olympics, when India won two medals. The great performance of this year’s Indian shooting game is expected to further enhance this performance at the Tokyo Olympics.
After Rio’s dismal performance, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) made some tough decisions. This also includes not concluding any financial agreement before the Olympic Games. This was done to avoid distracting the shooters. Although some shooters made this decision after Indian shooters continued to perform well after Nagvar passed, but Rio, the credit also goes to a degree to the NRAI who took the corrective actions of the Abhinav Bindra-led committee seriously. NRAI organized the junior program well using experienced shooters like Jaspal Rana and Samaresh Jung. This gave the country such shooters as Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan. These juniors have a fantastic game and good performances from top players like Sanjeev Rajput and Tejaswini Sawant, India, topped the medal standings for the entire World Cup this year.
India continued to dominate the women’s ten meters. Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil and Elavenil Valarivan ranked first, second and third respectively at the end of the year. Sanjeev Rajput took a quantum leap. He achieved silver and Olympic quota in the men’s 50m rifle three position at the Rio World Championships and jumped 75 places to finish eighth. India won five gold medals at the Rio World Cup in September, while they won three gold medals at the World Cup final in Putian (China), showing that the game is moving in the right direction. The shooters are expected to continue their impressive form in Tokyo as well, but before that they will have a chance to win medals in some other competitions to boost their morale. One of these is the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Championship, which is played in New Delhi in February. For Indian shooters, this is a chance to test their skills before the Olympics in Tokyo. While the Indian shooters showed their brand on the field, India also strongly opposed the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) decision to withdraw the shooting from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. Despite pressure from India and the ISSF, the CGF has not changed its decision.
Video: India topped the medal table in four world championships, winning 16 golds