The Indian shooters, with the exception of Chain Singh, have come in the line of fire in the last month, with disappointing performances in the ISSF Shooting World Cup. They just might find an opportunity to seek redemption in the Asian Air Gun Championships, scheduled to commence from the 27th of September.
The championships will take place at the Dr. Karni Singh Range in Tughlakabad. With China withdrawing from the championships, India’s chances have become better. The 10 meters air rifle events in the junior and youth categories for men and women will be held on the 27th and 28th. The 10 meters pistol events for the same categories will be held on the 29th and the 30th.
India’s all seven Olympic hopefuls – Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Chain Singh, Apurvi Chandela, Jitu Rai, Prakash Nanjappa and Gurpreet Singh will vie for medals, as they focus on bringing glory next year at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
7th Asian Air Gun Championships, Kuwait
The previous season held in Kuwait had seen China finish on top of the table with 25 medals in its kitty, while India had come in at the second position, with 19 medals (5 gold). Chain Singh, Pooja Ghatkar and Heena Sidhu would look to repeat their gold winning performances in this edition as well.
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