2019 Combined World Cup for shooting: India bags the extravaganza

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New Delhi : India’s shooting Association has got a shoot on arm after it had bagged both World Cup for shooting in 2019, a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The tournament will further boost the country’s profile as a global shooting destination.

The National Rifle Association of India’s (NRAI) bid was approved by the International Shooting Sport Federation’s Executive Board in its meeting held in New Delhi.

Combined World Cup comprises all the three categories shotgun, rifle and pistol , and at stake in the 2019 edition will be a number of quota places for the Tokyo Games.

The tournament will be one of the last few events heading into the quadrennial extravaganza in the Japanese capital.

ISSF delegates are in the city for the season’s first World Cup, to be held at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range from February 22 to March 4, and are holding its executive committee and administrative council meetings.