Praise galore for India for successfully hosting the Para Shooting World Cup

Para Shooting World Cup

India recently hosted the Para Shooting World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi from March 6th to 15th. The event was a resounding success, earning praise from the World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) and marking a significant milestone in India’s sports history.

The championship saw participation from over 250 shooters from more than 50 countries, all competing for medals and qualification berths for the 2024 Paris Paralympics. India made its mark by finishing third in the tally with 16 medals, including two gold and eight silver.

One of the standout performers was Mona Aggarwal, who secured a Paralympics quota place for India by clinching the gold medal in the R2-Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 category. This achievement underscores the talent and potential that India possesses in the realm of para-sports.

India successfully hosts maiden Para Shooting World Cup

Despite being the first time India hosted the event, the organization and execution were highly commendable. WSPS Shooting Manager, Tyler Anderson, who was present in Delhi for the entire duration of the Para World Cup, lauded the event as one of the best he has seen in his decade-long career.

“We received numerous positive comments from our teams that attended the event. I have been organizing events for 10-plus years (and) I can confirm that the World Cup in India was one of the best that I have seen,” wrote WSPS Shooting Manager, Tyler Anderson, who was in Delhi from Bonn for the entire duration of the Para World Cup.

“On behalf of shooting Para Para sport and our athletes, we thank JP Nautiyal (chairperson, Para Shooting – Sports Technical Committee, Paralympic Committee of India) and his staff for their time, effort and dedication to deliver this world-class event,” added Anderson.

However, the event was not without its challenges. During the finals, the ‘flash targets’ were deemed unsuitable for competition by the foreign jury. Despite this hiccup, the jury refrained from filing any formal complaint, acknowledging that India was conducting the tournament for the first time.

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