Tokyo Olympics 2020: Elavenil Valarivan included in Indian shooting team; Chinki Yadav named as reserve
It was also decided to name Manu Bhaker in both the women's 25m pistol alongside the experienced Rahi Sarnobat and in her pet 10m air pistol event with Yashaswini Singh Deswal.
ISSF World Cup: Indian trio of Chinky Yadav, Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat claim gold in women's 25m pistol team event
The victory in this event consolidated India's position in the top of the pecking order with 21 medals, including 10 gold, six silver and five bronze medals.
"Current form won’t be an overriding consideration and I don’t see it being a huge factor in team selection. Don’t expect any major surprises or any extraordinary changes,” NRAI chief Raninder Singh said.
India are heading the medals tally by some distance, having so far won nine gold, five silver and as many bronze for a total of 19 podium finishes in the tournament at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
The 23-year-old Yadav prevailed over Rahi Sarnobat in a shoot-off after their scores were tied at 32, taking India's gold tally to nine.
ISSF World Cup: Indian teams win 10m air pistol and rifle mixed golds, finish top in men's skeet event
With Monday's three gold medals, India have so far notched up six top finishes, four silver and as many bronze medals for a total of 14. A distant second is Team USA with three gold, two silver and one bronze.
On Saturday, the 23-year-old Yashaswini Singh won the individual gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle event.
ISSF World Cup: Yashaswini Singh Deswal pips Manu Bhaker to win gold as Indians dominate women's 10m air pistol
Deswal shot 238.8 to comfortably finish on top of the podium in the eight-women final while Bhaker managed 236.7 to settle for the silver medal.
ISSF World Cup: Deprived of competition, Indian shooters renew quest for excellence in New Delhi event
On the first competition day, India will see participation from Divyansh Singh Panwar, Arjun Babuta and Deepak Kumar in the men's 10m air rifle qualification.
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Participants, coaches and officials from the two countries will be quarantined at the Radisson Hotel situated close to the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, venue for the 18-29 March World Cup.
Manu, one of the country's brightest medal hopes at the upcoming Games, thanked Rijiju for his prompt intervention but is also hoping for action against the Air India officials at Delhi airport. Later, Air India, too, apologised for the conduct of its staff.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates Dutee Chand on nomination for BBC Indian Sportswoman award
The other contenders for the award this year are shooter Manu Bhaker, chess player Koneru Humpy, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal.
The squad won four out of the eight gold medals on offer, besides two silver and five bronze medals, for a total of 11 podium finishes.
Lakshay Sheoran wins second national shooting trial in trap; Sarabjot Singh, Rhythm Sangwan top 10m air pistol
Asian Games silver medallist Lakshay shot a solid 122 to top qualifying and then produced a 43 in the final to beat India international Prithviraj Tondaiman of Tamil Nadu at the ongoing national shooting trials here.
Sarnobat beat a formidable finals field comprising of fellow Tokyo quota holders Manu Bhaker and Chinki Yadav, besides senior women's sports pistol shooters and India internationals Annu Raj Singh and Anisa Sayyed.
The 18-year-old pistol ace, a Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics gold medallist, will train in Bhopal from 4-10 January, before reporting for her selection trials here on 11 January.
National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju
Shooters such as World Cup medallist Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala have been training at the facility for the last few days alongside shotgun marksmen like Sheeraz Sheikh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Manu Bhaker turns to driving tractors, painting and horse-riding to beat lockdown blues
Asked about the possible challenges athletes might face when the situation normalises and sporting activities resume, Bhaker said it should not be much of a problem for her.
National Rifle Association of India nominates Anjum Moudgil for Khel Ratna, Jaspal Rana for Dronacharya Award
The 26-year-old Moudgil, who started shooting in 2008, is among the first two Indians to have secured quota places in the sport for the Tokyo Olympics.