ISSF Shotgun World Cup, Cairo: Where to watch live action of the India shooting squad

The shotgun World Cup in Cairo will be the final chance for India’s trap shooters to earn enough ranking points to make it to the Tokyo Olympics.

By Rahul Venkat

Indian skeet and trap shooters will take part in their first international competition in over a year when the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup gets underway in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has named a 12-member Indian shooters’ contingent – six each in the skeet and trap events - for the tournament.

Skeet shooters Angad Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan are the only ones who have already won quota places for the Tokyo Olympics in July.

The Indian shooters recently took part in the Asian Online Shooting Championships and have kept sharp by participating in the national trials until last week.

The ISSF Shotgun World Cup kicks off with the skeet events on Wednesday, and they will end on Saturday. The trap events then begin on Monday, March 1.

The ISSF World Cup will be key for Indian trap shooters as it will be their final chance to win a Tokyo Olympics quota place.

“It’s a very tricky situation. Now the shooters will have to stay on target for podium finish to earn valuable world ranking points. The higher they rank, the better the chances for individual quota,” chief shotgun coach Mansher Singh had said.

The women’s trap shooting team – Rajeshwari Kumari, Shreyasi Singh, and Manisha Keer – are in good form having won medals at the Asian Online Shooting Championship.

Among the men’s trap shooters, Olympian Kynan Chenai, and veteran Prithviraj Tondaiman won medals while Asian Games silver-medallist Lakshay Sheoran will have his task cut out to earn enough ranking points for a Tokyo Olympics quota.

Where to watch the ISSF Shotgun World Cup live in India?

Fans in India can watch live streaming of the ISSF Shotgun World Cup on the ISSF YouTube channel and the ISSF Facebook page. A live stream is also available on ISSF’s Vimeo page.

ISSF World Cup Shotgun 2021: Full schedule and India start times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Wednesday, 24 February

Skeet (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Skeet Team (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Thursday, 25 February

Skeet (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Skeet Team (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Skeet Women final - 8:15 PM IST

Skeet Men final - 9:30 PM IST

Friday, 26 February

Skeet Team (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Skeet Team Women final - 8:30 PM IST

Skeet Team Men final - 9:30 PM IST

Saturday, 27 February

Skeet Mixed Team - 12:00 PM IST

Skeet Mixed Team final - 8:00 PM IST

Monday, 1 March

Trap (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Trap Team (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Tuesday, 2 March

Trap (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Trap Team (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Trap Women final - 8:15 PM IST

Trap Men final - 9:30 PM IST

Wednesday, 3 March

Trap Mixed Team - 12:00 PM IST

Trap Mixed Team final - 9:00 PM IST

Thursday, 4 March

Trap Team (Men and Women) - 12:00 PM IST

Trap Team Women final - 8:30 PM IST

Trap Team Men final - 9:30 PM IST

Indian squad for ISSF Shotgun World Cup 2021

Trap men: Lakshay Sheoran, Kynan Chenai, Prithviraj Tondaiman

Trap women: Rajeshwari Kumari, Shreyasi Singh, and Manisha Keer

Skeet men: Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Gurjoat Singh Khangura

Skeet women: Ganemat Sekhon, Parinaaz Dhaliwal, Karttiki Singh Shaktawat