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NRAI announces 15-member Indian rifle and pistol shooting squad for Paris Olympics 2024

The women's pistol squad saw no surprises with two-time Olympian Manu Bhaker being the notable star attraction, as she will be seen in more than one individual event likely being the women's 10m air pistol and women's 25m pistol.

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NRAI announces 15-member Indian rifle and pistol shooting squad for Paris Olympics 2024

Indian Rifle and Pistol shooting squad announced fo the Paris Olympics 2024. Image- News9live

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The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Indian rifle and pistol shooting squad for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024.

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Manu Bhaker will be seen in more than one individual event

The women's pistol squad saw no surprises with two-time Olympian Manu Bhaker being the notable star attraction, as she will be seen in more than one individual event likely being the women's 10m air pistol and women's 25m pistol. 

Team includes eight rifle shooters and seven pistol shooters

The team has eight shooters in the rifle category and seven in the pistol. All the team members along with the coaches and support staff are currently in a camp in Volmerange-Les-Mines, France, mainly aimed at acclimatization and hard training before they take a two-week break back home.

Shooting captured record 21 quota places

India have earned 21 quotas in Shooting, a record, for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. Besides all 16 possible shots at a medal, in eight individual rifle and pistol events, India will also have a record five starts across the four individual shotgun events. In addition, India will also field five mixed teams, two each in rifle and pistol and one in shotgun.

The Shotgun team will also be announced soon after the on-going Lonato International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup. NRAI will also be looking to exchange the spare quota place which has freed up because of Manu making it to two events, appropriately as per ISSF rules.

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Indian rifle and pistol shooting squad for Paris Olympics 2024

Rifle

  • Sandeep Singh, Arjun Babuta (10m Air Rifle M)
  • Elavenil Valarivan, Ramita (10m Air Rifle W)
  • Sift Kaur Samra, Anjum Moudgil (50m Rifle 3 Positions W)
  • Aishwary Tomar, Swapnil Kusale (50m Rifle 3 Positions M)

Pistol

  • Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Cheema (10m Air Pistol M)
  • Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan (10m Air Pistol W)
  • Anish Bhanwal Vijayveer Sidhu (25m RFP M)
  • Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh (25m Pistol W)
Paris Olympics 2024 Manu Bhaker Shooting