Shreyasi Singh Joins Indian Shooting Squad for Paris 2024 Olympics

Shreyasi Singh

In a significant development, experienced trap shooter Shreyasi Singh has secured her place in the final 21-member Indian shooting team for the Paris 2024 Olympics. This achievement comes after the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) accepted the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)’s request for a quota swap.

Shreyasi Singh swaps Manu Bhaker

The decision to include Shreyasi was made possible by reallocating one of the quota places. Since Manu Bhaker excelled in both air pistol and sports pistol, one of the slots was swapped to accommodate a woman trap shooter, leading to Shreyasi’s inclusion in the team.

The 32-year-old Shreyasi Singh is not only a talented shooter but also an active politician. She represents the Jamui constituency in the Bihar Assembly. Her addition to the squad adds depth and experience to the women’s trap event, where she will compete alongside Rajeshwari Kumari.

Shreyasi’s participation in the Paris Olympics marks a significant moment for Indian shooting. The team now comprises eight members in rifle, seven in pistol, and six in the shotgun discipline. Including mixed events, they will have a total of 28 starts at the quadrennial sporting extravaganza, scheduled from July 26 to August 11 in the French capital.

The last time Indian shooters delivered Olympic medals was during the 2012 London Games, where Vijay Kumar (silver) and Gagan Narang (bronze) stood on the podium. Shreyasi’s inclusion adds to India’s aspirations for podium finishes, building on the historic gold-winning effort of Abhinav Bindra in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As the countdown to Paris begins, all eyes will be on Shreyasi Singh and the entire Indian shooting contingent, hoping for stellar performances and memorable moments on the global stage.

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