Internet Desk: An eleven-member Indian team, including the likes of Olympians Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Kynan Chenai will be competing at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage 3 at Larnaka, Cyprus between 28th April and 8th May 2017. This will be the third and final Shotgun World Cup stage of the year and the only other opportunity competitors will have to log qualifying points for the World Cup Finals scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India in October, will be at the Shotgun World Championships in August in Moscow.
India’s Ankur Mittal has already qualified for the New Delhi event after his Gold medal winning effort in the Men’s Double Trap in the second stage in Acapulco Mexico. Ankur had also won Silver in the first stage held in New Delhi. The other 10 Indian shooters will be looking to do the same in Larnaka. India have entries in four of the five medal competitions with the Women’s Skeet being the only exception.
A total of 429 athletes will participate in the competition, representing 61 National Olympic Committees accumulating a total of 435 starts. Larnaka will be hosting a World Cup stage for the second time after first one took place two years ago.
Men’s Skeet: Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Sheeraz Shaikh, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa
Men’s Double Trap: Ankur Mittal, Shapath Bharadwaj, Sangram Dahiya
Men’s Trap: Kynan Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu
Women’s Trap: Manisha Keer, Rajeshwari Kumari, Seema Tomar