ISSF World Cup: Odisha’s Shriyanka Sadangi Books Berth In Indian Team, Naveen Extend Wishes

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday congratulated shooter Shriyanka Sadangi on being selected in the Indian Women Rifle Team for the upcoming ISSF Shooting World Cup to be held in New Delhi.

“Congratulate #Odisha shooter, Shriyanka Sadangi on being selected in the Indian Women Rifle Team for the upcoming @ISSF_Shooting World Cup scheduled from 18th to 29th March, 2021 in New Delhi. Wish her best,” tweeted the Odisha CM.

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The National Rifle Association of India on Tuesday announced a 57-member Indian team for the year’s first combined International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage.

The tournament is scheduled to be held between 18-29 March at New Delhi’s Dr Karni Singh Shooting range, after the whole of shooting calendar was wiped out by the pandemic in 2020.

The New Delhi World Cup will see as many as 30 finals being held at an ISSF World Cup stage for the first time with the new team formats approved by the ISSF last year coming into play. Each section will have three shooters and two more in the MQS category.

A total of 42 countries have thus far confirmed their entries, including Korea, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Iran, Ukraine, France, Hungary, Italy, Thailand and Turkey.

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