The event will be held between September 19 and October 12 in Osijek, Croatia.

The ISSF World Championships Shotgun schedule is set to begin on September 19, 2022, and run until October 12, 2022. This time, the Championships are taking place in Osijek, Croatia. While there will be no events on Monday and Tuesday, the first day of the esteemed shotgun event will begin on Wednesday. The tournament will include events across senior and junior categories for men and women.

Shooting debuted in the Olympics in 1896 and has appeared in every edition since, except St Louis (1904) and Amsterdam (1928). While shooting competitions consisted of only five events in 1896, the Paris 2024 event will consist of 15 rifle, pistol, and shotgun events for women and men.

170 men and 170 women will compete in shooting at the Paris Olympics. This total is a bit less than what it was at the Tokyo 2021 Games. In the 2021 Olympics, 340 players competed in the shooting. 156 per-gender quotas will be given in the designated ISSF Championships, which are being conducted according to ISSF rules.

Athletes, to be eligible for a quota, need to meet some criteria to gain one or more of the individual quotas for the Paris 2024 Games.

– Athletes must be listed in the Qualification Ranking for the Olympic Games (QROG) with at least one ranking point achieved for each of the individual events.

–  They must have participated in at least two ISSF World Championships Shotgun during the qualifying event for each of the individual events.

Indian Contingent

The Shotgun World Championships in Osijek will be Indian shooters’ first chance to win quotas for the Paris Olympics. India has sent a list of 25 shooters for the World Championships. Here they are:

Men’s

Shapath Bharadwaj (Trap Junior, Trap Mixed Team Junior, Trap Team Junior)

Ritu Raj Bundela (Skeet Junior, Skeet Team Junior)

Bhavtegh Singh Gill (Skeet Junior, Skeet Mixed Team Junior, Skeet Team Junior)

Vivaan Kapoor (Trap, Trap Mixed Team, Trap Team)

Mairaj Ahmad Khan (Skeet, Skeet Mixed Team, Skeet Team)

Gurjoat Khangura (Skeet, Skeet Team)

Bhowneesh Mendiratta (Trap, Trap team)

Anant Naruka (Skeet, Skeet Mixed Team, Skeet Team)

Abhay Singh Sekhon (Skeet Junior, Skeet Mixed Team Junior, Skeet Team Junior)

Prithviraj Tondaiman (Trap, Trap Mixed Team, Trap Team)

Arya Vansh Tyagi (Trap Junior, Trap Team Junior)

Shardul Vihan (Trap Junior, Trap Mixed Team Junior, Trap Team Junior)

Women’s

Maheshwari Chauhan (Skeet, Skeet Mixed Team, Skeet Team)

Muffaddal Zahra Deesawala (Skeet Junior, Skeet team Junior)

Parinaaz Dhaliwal (Skeet Junior, Skeet Mixed Team Junior, Skeet Team Junior)

Raiza Dhillon (Skeet, Skeet Mixed Team, Skeet Team)

Sabeera Haris (Trap Junior, Trap Mixed Team Junior, Trap Team Junior)

Manisha Keer (Trap, Trap Mixed Team, Trap Team)

Areeba Khan (Skeet Junior, Skeet Mixed Team Junior, Skeet Team Junior)

Neru Neeru (Trap, Trap team)

Preeti Rajak (Trap Junior, Trap Mixed Team Junior, Trap Team Junior)

Darshna Rathore (Skeet, Skeet Team)

Shreyasi Singh (Trap, Trap Mixed Team, Trap Team)

Aadya Tripathi (Trap Junior, Trap Team Junior)

Bhavya Tripathi (Trap Junior)

World Championships Shotgun Schedule

Date – Time – Athlete – Event

21st September – 12:00 PM to 4:45 PM IST – Trap Men Junior Day 1

21st September – 12:00 PM to 4:45 PM IST – Trap Women Junior Day 1

22nd September – 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM IST – Trap Men Junior Day 2

22nd September – 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM IST – Trap Women Junior Day 2

22nd September – 4:45 PM IST onwards – Trap Women Junior Final

22nd September – 6:30 PM IST onwards – Trap Men Junior Final

23rd September – 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM IST – Trap Mixed Team Junior

23rd September – 7:00 PM IST onwards – Trap Mixed Team Junior Final

24th September – 12:00 PM 5:30 PM IST – Trap Team Men Junior

24th September – 12:00 PM 5:30 PM IST – Trap Team Women Junior

24th September – 6:45 PM IST onwards – Trap Team Women Junior Final

24th September – 7:55 PM IST onwards – Trap Team Men Junior Final

26th September – 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST – Trap Men Day 1

26th September – 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST – Trap Women Day 1

27th September – 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST – Trap Men Day 2

27th September – 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST – Trap Women Day 2

28th September – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM IST – Trap Men Day 3

28th September – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM IST – Trap Women Day 3

28th September – 5:15 PM IST onwards – Trap Women Final

28th September – 5:15 PM IST onwards – Trap Women Final

28th September – 7:00 PM IST onwards – Trap Men Final

29th September – 12:00 PM to 5:15 PM – Trap Mixed Team

29th September – 7:00 PM onwards – Trap Mixed Team Final

30th September – 11:45 AM to 6:15 PM – Trap Team Men

30th September – 11:45 AM to 6:15 PM – Trap Team Women

30th September – 7:15 PM IST onwards – Trap Team Women Final

30th September – 8:25 PM IST onwards – Trap Team Men Final

2nd October – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Skeet Men Junior Day 1

2nd October – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Skeet Women Junior Day 1

3rd October – 12:00 PM to 3:15 PM IST – Skeet Men Junior Day 2

3rd October – 12:00 PM to 3:15 PM IST – Skeet Women Junior Day 2

3rd October – 4:45 PM IST onwards – Skeet Women Junior Final

3rd October – 6:30 PM IST onwards – Skeet Men Junior Final

4th October – 12:00 PM to 4:45 PM IST – Skeet Mixed Team Junior

4th October – 6:30 PM IST – Skeet Mixed Team Junior Final

5th October – 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM IST- Skeet Team Men Junior

5th October – 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM IST- Skeet Team Women Junior

5th October – 6:45 PM IST onwards – Skeet Team Women Junior Final

5th October – 7:55 PM IST onwards – Skeet Team Men Junior Final

7th October – 12:00 PM to 7:45 PM IST – Skeet Men Day 1

7th October – 12:00 PM to 7:45 PM IST – Skeet Women Day 1

8th October – 12:00 PM to 7:45 PM IST – Skeet Men Day 2

8th October – 12:00 PM to 7:45 PM IST – Skeet Women Day 2

9th October – 12:00 PM to 4:05 PM IST – Skeet Men Day 3

9th October – 12:00 PM to 4:05 PM IST – Skeet Women Day 3

9th October – 5:15 PM IST onwards – Skeet Women Final

9th October – 7:00 PM IST onwards – Skeet Men Final

10th October – 11:30 PM to 5:50 PM IST – Skeet Mixed Team

10th October – 7:30 PM IST – Skeet Mixed Team Final

11th October – 11:30 PM to 5:50 PM IST – Skeet Team Men

11th October – 11:30 PM to 5:50 PM IST – Skeet Team Women

11th October – 7:00 PM IST onwards – Skeet Team Women Final

11th October – 7:55 PM IST onwards – Skeet Team Men Final

Live Streaming

You can stream all the live action on ISSF’s live stream on their website. Additionally, it can also be streamed on the ISSF’s YouTube and Facebook pages as well.

What to Expect?

A lot will be expected from Mairaj Ahmad Khan who will accompany Gurjoat Khangura and Anant Jeet Singh Naruka on the men’s skeet team. Mairaj Ahmad Khan is a two-time Olympic champion, who will be high on confidence after having a spectacular time in July at the ISSF World Cup Changwon. He became the first Indian shooter to win a World Cup gold medal in the men’s skeet individual event. He would look to secure an early ticket for the 2024 Olympics which will be held in Paris.

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