New Delhi to Host First-Ever Para Shooting World Cup in India

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Para Shooting World Cup

Para Shooting World Cup: In a historic move, New Delhi is set to host India’s first-ever World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) event, the 2024 WSPS World Cup. This significant event will take place at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range from March 6 to 15, 2024.

The Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, built for the 1982 Asian Games, has hosted multiple high-profile events under the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Now, it is ready to welcome the world’s best para shooters for the World Cup.

Para Shooting World Cup: What to expect?

This World Cup will kick off the 2024 season and serve as the final open direct quota allocation event for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. A total of 20 quota places will be up for grabs, making this event crucial for athletes aiming for the Paralympics.

India has one of the most successful shooting Para sports programs in the world. The country bagged five medals, including two gold, at the last Paralympics in Tokyo. This success has generated a lot of focus and interest in the sport, not only from the government but also from other agencies and stakeholders.

The World Cup represents an important milestone in the development of para-sport in India and Asia. Tyler Anderson, World Shooting Para Sport Senior Manager, expressed excitement about New Delhi and India hosting a major shooting Para Sport international event for the first time in 2024.

Deepa Malik, President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of India, shared the excitement, stating that the World Cup gives India a unique opportunity to showcase the strength of the Paralympic Movement in the country.

The New Delhi 2024 WSPS World Cup marks a significant step forward for Para sports in India. It not only provides a platform for athletes to shine but also brings the global spotlight to India’s commitment to inclusivity in sports. The entire nation eagerly awaits the event, ready to cheer on its athletes and welcome participants from around the world.

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