Shooters for ISSF meet

 The Indian shooting team left on Sunday to participate in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea from April 2-10.

The 30-member team, which includes Olympic medallists Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar, looked very confident after a training camp in Delhi.

This is the first World Cup of this year for the rifle and pistol shooters and will be played with the new ISSF rules. Major changes include new finals for all Olympic events where all finalists start from zero. This means that qualification score will not be carried into the final anymore, making the scoring immediately understandable for the spectators.

Furthermore, all finals feature elimination and end with duels between the two best athletes to decide the gold and silver medals.

This step was taken to engage a worldwide public by attracting spectators and fans through an appealing and easily understandable competition format.

Although the Indian shooters got introduced to the new rules in the recently held two selection trials, it will be interesting to see how they perform.

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