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HYDERABAD: Most of India's top-ranked shooters will be taking part in the 49th National Shooting Championship, which will be inaugurated at the Hyderabad Central University Shooting Range at Gachibowli on Wednesday. The national championship will be preceded by the G.V. Mavlankar pre-selection (shotgun) championship.

Among the most notable names in the line up is that of Athens Olympic Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who has been practicing at this range in preparation for the championship.

Apart from Rathore other well known international shooters who will be seen in action include Jaspal Rana, Anjali Bhagwat, Navin Jindal, Morad Ali Khan, Rajpal Singh Kochar, Amardeep Rai, Mansheer Singh, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Manavijit Singh Sandhu, Amit Sanghi and Gagan Narang.

Local hopes will be pinned on Amit Sanghi, who has an Asian ranking of 13 and a world ranking of 54 in his favourite skeet event, and also on Gagan Narang, the talented 22 year old from Hyderabad whose expertise with the air rifle has helped him to achieve an Asian ranking of No.4

and a world ranking of No.8.

Hectic activity

The shooting range which has seen several important meets being conducted over the last few years was a beehive of activity a day prior to the tournament. Shooters from all over the country were seen going through their practice routines and fine-tuning their equipment. The ten-day event will see more than 150 competitors battle it out for the honours. The meet will be one of the three qualifying rounds, which will serve as a selection criteria for the ensuing Commonwealth Games to be held in 2006.

The meet has also attracted several sponsors including Sanghi Cements, AP Tourism, Mitsubishi Corporation of India, SAAP, Jindal Group of Industries, Visaka Industries, Inner Space, Raja Dhanrajgir, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and Tata AIG General Insurance. The organisers are hopeful that this trend will continue in the future also.

The events in which competitions will be conducted include free pistol, standard pistol (women), air pistol (men), free rifle prone, rapid fire pistol, air pistol (women), standard rifle prone, air rifle (men), standard rifle 3 position, centre fire pistol, free rifle 3 position, air rifle (women), standard pistol, double trap, skeet and trap.

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