Despite conquering the national selection trials, British Community Games gold medalist Anish Bhanwala was selected on Tuesday in India’s 25-meter fast team for the ISSF World Cup in Delhi because of his better prospects for securing an Olympic quota. .
All of the country’s top shooters, including the 15 Tokyo Olympics quota holders, will take part in the mega event, which is scheduled to take place at Dr. Carney Singh’s shooting range from March 18 to 29.
Anish, 18, is currently ranked 12th in the world, but seventh in India. The International Shooting Federation (ISSF) can set an individual quota for the athlete who scores more points by May 31st.
The deadline for allocating an individual quota is 31 May.
Winner of numerous medals in the Junior World Cups in 2018 and 2019, Anish was not in his best form lately, failing to shoot in the national selection tests for the tournament in Delhi.
So far, no Indian shooter has secured a quota for the Tokyo Games in the 25mm rapid-fire event, the event in which Vijay Kumar claimed silver at the 2012 London Olympics.
World number one Elavenil Valarivan is on the women’s 10m air rifle team along with quota holders Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Mujil.
The New Delhi World Cup will see up to 30 finals for the first time on the ISSF World Cup stage with the new team formats approved by the global body last year.
“All selections were based on the latest ranking of the National Shooting Association of India (NRAI), with the exception of Anish’s selection in the 25mm men’s rapid fire squad, given that his current high world ranking of 12 gives him a better chance of securing a quota for Tokyo 2020 in anticipation of a good ending, “the federation said in a statement.
So far, 42 countries have confirmed their applications. Prominent among them are Korea, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Iran, Ukraine, France, Hungary, Italy, Thailand and Turkey.
Countries that did not send their records included China, Japan, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait and Malaysia.
This is the largest shooting contingent in the history of the Indian Olympics.
10M MEN’S AIR RIFLE
1. DIVYANSH SINGH PANWAR, 2. ARJUN BABUTA, 3. DEEPAK KUMAR, 4. PANKAJ KUMAR, MQS, 5. AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR, MQS
50M RIFLE 3 POSITION MEN
1. SANJEEV RAJPUT, 2. AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR, 3. NIRAJ KUMAR, 4. SWAPNIL KUSALE, MQS, 5. CHAIN SINGH, MQS,
10M AIR PISTOL MEN
1. SHAUDARIA SAURABH, 2. ABHISHEK VERMA, 3. SARABJOT SINGH, 4. RAVINDER SINGH, MQS, 5. SHAHZAR RIZVI, MQS
25M QUICK FIRE PISTOL MEN
1. VIJAYVEER SIDHU, 2. GURPREET SINGH, 3. ANISH, 4. ARPIT GOEL, MQS, 5. ADARSH SINGH, MQS
1. KYNAN CHENAI, 2. LAKSHAY, 3. PRITHVIRAJ TONDAIMAN, 4. ZORAVAR SINGH SANDHU, MQS, 5. NAMANVEER SINGH BRAR, MQS
1. ANGADVIR SINGH BAJWA, 2. MAIRAJ AHMAD KHAN, 3. GURJOAT SIINGH KHANGURA, 4. KARAM SUKHBIR SINGH, MQS, 5. AMRINDER SINGH CHEEMA, MQS
10M WOMEN’S AIR RIFLE
1. ELAVENIL VALARIVAN, 2. ANJUM MUJIL, 3. APURVI SHANDELA, 4. SHRIANKA SADANGI, MQS, 5. NISHA KANVAR, MQS
50M RIFLE 3 WOMEN’S POSITION
1. TEJASWINI SAWANT, 2. SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, 3. ANJUM MOUDGIL, 4. GAAYATHRI N., MQS, 5. SHREYA SAKSENA, MQS
10M WOMEN’S AIR PISTOL
1. MANU BHAKER, 2. YASHASWINI SINGH DESWAL, 3. P. SHRI NIVETHA, 4. SHWETA SINGH, MQS, 5. ESHA SINGH, MQS
25M SPORTS PISTOL WOMEN
1. MANU BHAKER, 2. RAHI SARNOBAT, 3. CHINKI YADAV, 4. NEERAJ KAUR, MQS, 5. ABHIDNYA ASHOK PATIL, MQS
1. RAJESHWARI KUMARI, 2. SHREYASI SINGH, 3. MANISHA KEER, 4. KIRTI GUPTA, MQS
5. NEERU, MQS
1. GANEMAT SEKHON, 2. PARINAAZ DHALIWAL, 3. KARTTIKI SINGH SHAKTAWAT,
4. DARSHANA RATHORE, MQS, 5. ZAHRA MUFADDAL DEESAWALA, MQS
10M AIR RIFLE TEAM
1. DIVYANSH SINGH PANWAR, 2. ELAVENIL VALARIVAN
1. ARJUN BABUTA, 2. ANJUM MOUDGIL
50M RIFLE 3 POSITION MIXED TEAM
1. SANJEEV RAJPUT, 2. TEJASWINI SAWANT
1. AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR, 2. SUNIDHI CHAUDHAN
10M AIR PISTOL TEAM
1. SHAUDARSTVO NA SAURAB, 2. MANU BIKER
1. ABHISHEK VERMA, 2. YASHASWINI SINGH DESWAL
25M QUICK FIRE PISTOL MIXED TEAM
1. VIJAYVEER SIDHU, 2. TEJASWANI
1. HYPRATE SING, 2. ABIDNYA ASHOK PATIL
TRAP MIXED TEAM
1. KINAN CHENAY, 2. RAJESHVARI KUMARI
1. LAKSHAI, 2. SHREYASI SING
SKIT MIXED TEAM
1. ANGADVIR SINH BAYVA, 2. GANEMAT SEHON
1. MAIRAJ AHMAD KHAN, 2. PARINAAZ DHALIWAL
10M TEAM OF MEN’S AIR RIFLE
1. DEEPAK KUMAR, 2. PANKAJ KUMAR, 3. AISHWARY PRATAP SINGH TOMAR
50M RIFLE 3 POSITION MEN TEAM
1. NIRAJ KUMAR, 2. SWAPNIL KUSALE, 3. SING CHAIN
10M MEN AIR PISTOL TEAM
1. SAURABH SHAUDARIYA, 2. ABISHEK VERMA, 3. SARABJOT SING
25M QUICK FIRE PISTOL MEN TEAM
1. VIJAYVEER SIDHU, 2. GURPREET SINGH, 3. ARPIT GOEL
TRAP MEN’S TEAM
1. KINAN CHENAY, 2. LAKSHAI, 3. PRITVIRY TONDAIMAN
SKIT MEN’S TEAM
1. ANGADVIR SINH BAJVA, 2. MAIRAJ AHMAD KHAN, 3. GURJOAT SING HANGURA
10M AIR RIFLE TEAM
1. APURVI SHANDELA, 2. SHRIANKA SADANGI, 3. KANVAR NISHA
50M RIFLE 3 POSITION WOMEN’S TEAM
1. ANJUM MOUDGIL,. GAAYATRI N, 3. SHREYA SAXENA
10M AIR PISTOL TEAM
1. MANU BHAKER, 2. YASHASWINI SINGH DESWAL, 3. P. SHRI NIVETHA
25M SPORTS GUN TEAM FOR WOMEN
1. MANU BHAKER, 2. RAHI SARNOBAT, 3. CHINKI YADAV
TRAP WOMEN’S TEAM
1. RAJESHWARI KUMARI, 2. SHREYASI SINGH, 3. MANISHA KEER
SKIT WOMEN’S TEAM
1. GANEMAT SEKHON, 2. PARINAAZ DHALIWAL, 3. KARTTIKI SINGH SHAKTAWAT.