Record of 14 Indian shooters to compete in the final of the end of the year ISSF World Cup

NEW DELHI: A record of 14 Indian rifle and pistol shooters has earned the right to compete in the end of the World Cup finals, which will be held in Putian, China, between November 17 and 23.

In the prestigious tournament held annually, some of the best shooters of the year compete in each of the eight Olympic rifle/gun events.

Anjum Moudgil & Manu Bhaker They are the only two among the 14 that have qualified for two events.

Moudgil made the cut in both the women's 10m air rifle & women's 50m rifle 3 positions event while Bhaker qualified for the women's 10m air pistol & women's 25m pistol events.

The international Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup finals will see the top 14 shooters take on the World Championship medallists & the defending champion in each of the events.

According to an ISSF press release, athletes from 35 nations qualified in the eight events after the tickets for each event have increased from this year to 18 for each event of 12 previous.

All qualified athletes will also be able to take part in the mixed team events in rifle & pistol & get a shot at winning the President's Trophy.

Teen stars Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary organized a remarkable return to claim the mixed gold of the 10 m air gun, providing an appropriate end to India's unprecedented dominance in the medal count at the recently concluded ISSF World Cup In janeiro river

The results ensured an unprecedented top finish for India across all four ISSF World Cup stages this year, including the lone junior World Cup. India's final tally in Rio stood at five gold, two silver & two bronze medals for a total of nine.

The Indian rifle & pistol shooters topped the medals tally at all four ISSF World Cup stages this year in a phenomenal performance, picking up a total of 22 medals with as many as 16 gold.