The 14th Asian Shooting Championships 2019 is all set to commence from 5th November 2019 in Doha, Qatar as the top Asian shooters will look to secure the 38 Olympic quota places, which will be up for grabs in the 10-day continental tournament.
Apart from the mixed events, 3 quotas are available for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the rest 10 events each and with two events namely 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men and 25m Pistol Women event will have 4 Olympic quotas each.
The 2019 Asian Shooting Championship will by and large feature four main events – Rifle events, Pistol events, Shotgun events, Running target events.
Know The Team:
The 41-member Indian shooting squad has been selected by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and will aim to leave their mark across 15 Olympic events. Among the debutants, Shravan Kumar in men’s 10m Air Pistol will join the duo of Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary, while Bhavesh Shekhawat will pair up with Anish Bhanwala and Adarsh Singh.
|Men – Air Pistol: Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Sharvan Kumar; Rapid Fire Pistol: Anish Bhanwala, Bhavesh Shekhawat, Adarsh Singh; Air Rifle: Deepak Kumar, Yash Vardhan, Kiran Ankush Jadhav.MQS: Divyansh Singh Panwar, Sanjeev Rajput; Rifle 3-position: Parul Kumar, Chain Singh, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, MQS: Sanjeev Rajput; Trap: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman; Skeet: Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Smit Singh, Mairaj Ahmad Khan.|
|Women – Air Pistol: Yashaswini Singh Deswal, Manu Bhaker, Annu Raj Singh; Rapid Fire Pistol: Annu Raj Singh, Chinki Yadav, Neeraj Kaur; MQS: Rahi Sarnobat, Manu Bhaker; Air Rifle: Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan; MQS: Mehuli Ghosh; Rifle 3-posiiton: Tejaswini Sawant, Gaayathri Nithyanandam, Kajal Saini; Trap: Kirti Gupta, Rajeshwari Kumari, Shreyasi Singh; MQS: Soumya Gupta; |
Skeet: Ganemat Sekhon, Saniya Sheikh, Darshna Rathore.
After the opening ceremony on 4th November, the 10m Air Rifle Men and Women’s Final will be held on 5th November 2019. The 10m Air Pistol Women Finals are also scheduled on the first day of the tournament.
On the second day, along with the 25m Rapid Fire Pistols Men’s Finals, the Trap Men’s and Women’s Finals are also scheduled. The 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men Junior Finals and 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Medal matches will also be played on the same day. The 10m Air Pistol Women Junior Finals, Trap Women Junior Finals, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Junior Finals, Trap Men Junior Finals, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Junior Finals events are lined up on 7th November 2019.
The 25m Pistol Women Finals, 10m Air Rifle Men Youth Finals, Trap Mixed Team Medal Matches, and 10m Air Pistol Men Youth Finals will be played on 8th November 2019. In the following day, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women Finals, 10m Air Rifle Women Youth Finals, and 10m Air Pistol Women Youth Finals events are arranged. On the 6th day, shooters will fight for a medal in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men Finals, 10m Running Target 30+30 Medal Matches Men, 10m Running Target 30+30 Medal Matches Women, Skeet Women Finals, 10m Air Pistol Team Medal Matches, Skeet Men Finals, 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Junior Medal Matches.
10m Air Pistol Men Finals, Skeet Women Junior Finals, 10m Air Pistol Men Junior Finals, Skeet Men Junior Finals, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Junior Medal Matches are the events lined up for 11th November 2019. 25m Pistol Women Junior Finals, 10m Air Rifle Women Junior Finals, Skeet Mixed Team Medal Matches, 10m Air Rifle Men Junior Finals and Double Trap Men are the events scheduled on the second last and the final day of the prestigious shooting event, which is held in every four years.