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Jitu, Sanjeev, Mairaj to represent India in ISSF WC Finals

September 20, 2016 19:15 IST

IMAGE: India’s Jitu Rai in action. Photograph: PTI.

Ace shooters Jitu Rai, Sanjeev Rajput and Mairaj Ahmad Khan will represent India at the season ending ISSF World Cup Finals to be held in the cities of Bologna and Rome in Italy next month.

The rifle and pistol events will be held in Bologna from October 4-10 and the shotgun event is scheduled to be held in Rome from October 10-16.

Jitu will be participating in two events -- the men's 10m and 50m pistol, while experienced Sanjeev will feature in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions competition and Mairaj in the men's skeet event.

The season ending competition brings together the top eight performers of the year in each discipline along with defending champions as well as, in an Olympic year, all medalists at the Olympics.

A total of 119 shooters from 34 countries will feature in the rifle and pistol events while 58 participants from 26 countries will take part in the shotgun competition. 

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