Record 14 Indians to compete in year-end ISSF World Cup Finals
New Delhi: A record 14 Indian rifle and pistol shooters have earned the right to compete in the year-end World Cup Finals, scheduled to be held in Putian, China between November 17 and 23.
In the prestigious tournament held annually, some of the year's best shooters compete in each of the eight rifle/pistol Olympic events.
Anjum Moudgil and Manu Bhaker are the only two among the 14 to have qualified for two events.
Moudgil made the cut in both the women's 10m air rifle and women's 50m rifle 3 positions event while Bhaker qualified for the women's 10m air pistol and women's 25m pistol events.
The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup finals will see the top 14 shooters take on the World Championship medallists and the defending champion in each of the events. According to an ISSF press release, 35 nations' athletes qualified in the eight events after "entries for each event have been increased from this year to 18 for each event from 12 earlier".