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Indians shooters vie for top honours in ISSF World Cup

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela, and will be vying for top honours at the year's third (ISSF) Rifle/Pistol in Munich, Germany, starting Sunday.

The opening day of the competition will see women's 10m Air Rifle final.

A total of 919 athletes from 98 countries, some in the non-competition Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) section, will be competing for the 17 Tokyo quota places available, besides a coveted ISSF medal.

has entered a 35-member squad, 23 of them competing for medals in the 10 events lined up over the next five days.

already has five quota places in Rifle and Pistol competitions.

As a result they would be forfeiting their right to quotas in the women's air rifle and men's 10m air pistol competitions, given they have already secured the maximum possible two quotas in these events.

India's other quota is in the men's 10m air rifle and thus the shooters would be eligible for only one quota.

Apurvi, Anjum, Saurabh Chaudhary, and have secured quotas for the country so far.

can therefore pick up a maximum of 12 further quota places from

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 16:20 IST
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