China, Japan to skip World Cup in Delhi


New Delhi, February 16

Shooting powerhouses China and Japan are among a host of countries skipping the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, scheduled from March 18 to 29. The countries that have not sent in their entries are China, Japan, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait and Malaysia, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said.

A total of 42 countries have so far confirmed their entries for the World Cup for rifle, pistol and shotgun.

Prominent among the countries competing are South Korea, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Iran, Ukraine, France, Hungary, Italy, Thailand and Turkey.

Meanwhile, NRAI today announced the team for the tournament. All the country’s top shooters, including the 15 Tokyo Olympics quota holders, are going to participate in the event. — PTI



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