We’re expecting 4 Olympic quotas in World Cup: Raninder Singh
NRAI President Raninder Singh on Friday said that he was hopeful of the Indian shooters winning “at least four Rio Olympic quota places” for the country in this year’s first combined Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun ISSF World Cup starting tomorrow in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
“We are expecting at least four quota places from the Gabala World Cup if all goes well, and we aim to win the maximum number of medals for India from the Rio Olympics as well,” Raninder said on the eve the World Cup.
He added, “We have a top squad with a healthy mix of experience and youth and the commitment and dedication shown by our shooters have been exemplary. With the tremendous support that the sport has been receiving from all quarters, including the Government authorities, support staff, the media and the fans, we are sure the national team will continue to do the country proud.”
India has so far won five Olympic quotas in shooting out of a maximum possible 30 per nation for next year’s quadrennial extravaganza, through Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai, <g data-gr-id="15">Apurvi</g> Chandela and Gurpreet Singh. In Gabala, a 45-member strong Indian squad, among the largest in the competition along with US, Russia and China will look to grab as many Rio 2016 quota berths.