4 DAV College-10 shooters all set for World Cup
As many as four shooters of DAV College, Sector 10, have been picked in the Indian squad which will participate in the ISSF World Cup Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun championship to be held at Gabala in Azerbaijan from August 6 to 16.chandigarh Updated: Aug 05, 2015 14:02 IST
As many as four shooters of DAV College, Sector 10, have been picked in the Indian squad which will participate in the ISSF World Cup Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun championship to be held at Gabala in Azerbaijan from August 6 to 16.
An MA first year student, Anjum Moudgil will be seen in action in the 50m rifle 3P women event, while Yashaswini Singh Deswal will take part in the 10m air pistol event.
Gauri Sheoran has been included in the team for 25m pistol event, while Glasgow Commonwealth Games silver medallist Malaika Goel, who became one of the youngest ever Commonwealth Games medallists in the country, will participate in the 10m air pistol event.
Anjum has represented the country on number of occasion earlier also and her best finish at the international event has been a bronze medal in the seventh Asian Air Gun Shooting Championship, Kuwait. Anjum’s first major break came in 2009 when she won the team bronze in the 50m prone event in the National shooting championships. There was no looking back for her after that. Gauri has been in fine form and recently won a gold, silver and bronze in the ISSF Junior Cup at Suhl in Germany. She followed it up with two silver medals in the 25th Meeting of shooting Hopes at Plzen in Czech Republic.
Yashaswini Singh Deswal along with Annu Raj Singh and Shweta Singh were part of the Haryana team which clinched the silver medal in the 10m air rifle event in the 35th National Games at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
Malaika, Yashaswini and Gauri took admission in the college this year.
“The college provides excellent facilities for shooting in the region. That’s why we have been able to attract some good talent over the years. I am sure these shooters will do India proud,” said Amanendra Mann, associate professor in department of physical education.
First Published: Aug 05, 2015 12:43 IST