The last two days at the Shooting World Cup Finals are the most important days for India. Indian shooters could not qualify for any finals in the first two days. The 50 metres and 25 metres events were played in the first two days. India has a strong list of shooters in the 10 metres competition which will be played over the last two days. There are six events in the 10 metres competition in individual and team categories. As India expects medals in Olympics in the 10 metre categories, their performance over the next two days will be closely monitored.
In the World Cup finals, the competition is very very tough. The top 18 shooters, who have consistently performed over the entire year gets a chance to compete only. How the Indian shooters are able to compete with the best in the world will be gauged and mapped tomorrow. In the Air Pistol Mixed Team event India has won the Gold in all the four World Cups.
All the four individual finals are scheduled for tomorrow in the 10 metre Category, and the team finals are on Friday. Chandela, Moudgil, Valerivan and Mehuli will be competing in Women’s Air Rifle. Bhaker and Yeshashwini will be shooting in Women’s Air Pistol. Divyansh and Vijay will be playing for Honours in Men’s Air Rifle. Saurabh and Abhishek will be trying for medals in Men’s Air Pistol.
Of all the participants, Mehuli Ghosh is one, who won a place in the World Cup Finals by competing in MQS event in three of the four World Cups. This shows the level of competition in this event in the Indian team, that a shooter of Mehuli’s calibre is unable to break into the main team at the World Cups. She kept her consistency knowing fully well, that she cannot compete for medals.