Trap shooter Kynan confirmed for Rio Olympics

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has accepted a request by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for the exchange of Men’s Rifle 3 Positions to men’s Trap for the upcoming Rio Olympic games in August, it was announced on Sunday.

The participation of Kynan Chenai in the Men’s Trap at the Rio Olympics now stands confirmed, according to NRAI.

The NRAI, while announcing the Indian squad for Rio on March 19 had named Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Kynan to take part in the Trap event. This meant that the quota earned by Sanjeev Rajput in the Men’s Rifle 3 Positions event was exchanged with the Men’s Trap event, which had initially earned only one quota berth.

India had in total earned 12 quota berths in Shooting for the Rio games, one more than the 11 it had earned for London 2012.

“We are grateful to the ISSF for accepting our request for an exchange of a quota place. The full Indian squad announced for the Rio Olympics can now totally focus on their preparation for the games,” NRAI chief Raninder Singh said in a statement.

“The team is a healthy mix of experienced world-beating pros and talented youngsters and the best possible from the perspective of winning maximum medals at the Olympics.

“On behalf of the national federation we wish them all the best. Indian sports fans have great expectations from the sport of shooting and we are confident that with a little help from lady luck, the team will be able to deliver to those expectations.”

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