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India

Men:

Chain Singh (26 years): He is from the Army Marksmanship Unit. Has qualified for the Rio Olympics in 50-metre rifle 3-position event. Asian champion in 2014 in air rifle. Asian Games bronze medallist in Incheon in 2014,in rifle 3-position event. Made the finals of two World Cups in 2015. Has been consistently shooting 1172 to 1174 out of 1200 in 3P events in the World Cups.

Gagan Narang (32 years): From Air India. Won World championship bronze (Munich 2010) and Olympics bronze (London 2012) in air rifle. Has won Asian Games silver (Guangzhou 2010) and bronze (Doha 2006), apart from two silver and a bronze in team events. Was Asian champion in 2009. Won the World Cup Final gold with two world records in 2008. Has won two World Cup gold and four bronze medals. After qualifying for Beijing and London Olympics in air rifle, made it to the Rio Olympics through 50-metre rifle prone event. Has been brilliant in winning eight gold medals, a silver and a bronze in the Commonwealth Games.

Surendra Singh Rathod (34 years): Specialises in rifle 3P and prone events. From the Army Marksmanship Unit. Has been competing internationally in the Asian championships, Asian Games and numerous World Cups, but has not made an impact so far.

Imran Hasan Khan (32 years): From the Army Marksmanship Unit. Had won the Olympic quota in the Asian championship in 2012 in Doha, in rifle 3-position event. But that quota was replaced with a pistol quota for the London Games for Heena Sidhu. Could not get into the Asian qualifying event this time. Has won gold medals at the national level in rifle events, but has not made an impact internationally in the World Cups, World Champonships, Asian Games except for the fifth place in the Asian Championship in Doha in 2012.

Vijay Kumar (30 years): Olympic silver medallist in rapid fire pistol in London 2012. Failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics as he narrowly missed the chance in the final of the Asian Olympic qualifying event in Delhi recently. He won the World Cup silver medals in Beijing (2009) and Fort Benning (2011). Had to undergo a neck surgery after the London Olympics, and has not been able to recapture the high scores in qualification or the consistency of performance in the finals in which 4-second series are fired at five targets. Though a rapid fire specialist, he has been versatile in winning the Asian championship gold in standard pistol (Doha 2012), apart from Asian Games bronze in centre fire pistol and air pistol in Guangzhou in 2010.

Pemba Tamang (35 years): A rapid fire specialist who excels in centre fire pistol and standard pistol events as well. Made the final of rapid fire pistol in the World Cup in Sydney in 2010 and the Asian Championship in Kuwait in 2007. Has not been able to make an impact internationally.

Samaresh Jung (45 years): The ‘David Dixon’ award winner for being the ‘best athlete’ in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Has won nine gold, six silver and a bronze medal in all in the Commnwealth Games. His wife Anuja Jung also won gold medal in rifle in the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Competed in the Beijing Olympics in air pistol and free pistol. Has competed in four World Championships since Lahti, Finland, in 2002. Has made finals of World Cups four times in air pistol and twice in free pistol. Has competed in the four Asian Games since Busan in 2002 and has won the team bronze in air pistol in the Incheon Games in 2014.

Gurpreet Singh (35 years): From the Army Marksmanship Unit. A specialist in rapid fire pistol who secured the Olympic quota in air pistol for the Rio Games. Was sixth in World Cup Final in rapid fire pistol in 2015, after an impressive qualification score of 585. Has made the finals of World Cups five times in all, including once in air pistol in 2015, which secured him the Olympic berth. Has won silver and bronze medals in air pistol and standard pistol respectively. Did not make an impact in the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014. Won the rapid fire pistol and air pistol team gold medals in the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Akshay Suhas Ashtaputre (28 years): Made it to the Indian team for the World Cup in 2015, in rapid fire pistol. Had won the silver medal in the national championship.

Neeraj Kumar (21 years): Competed in the rapid fire pistol and standard pistol in the junior section of the World Championship in Granada in 2014. Tried to capitalise on the chance to win an Olympic quota in the Asia Olympic qualifying competition in Delhi recently.

Mahender Singh (35 years): Will shoot the standad pistol as part of the team with Gurpreet Singh and Neeraj Kumar.

Om Prakash (29 years): From the Army Marksmanship Unit. Had made the final of air pistol in the Changwon World Cup in 2009, and placed seventh. Competed in air pistol and free pistol in the World Championship in Granada in 2014. Was tenth in Asian Games in Incheon in free pistol with a score of 555.

Prakash Nanjappa (39 years): Has qualified for the Rio Olympics in free pistol. Won World Cup bronze in air pistol in Changwon iin 2013, with a score of 582. Made finals of five World Cups, thrice in air pistol and twice in free pistol. Best score of 584 in air pistol and 567 in free pistol. Was ninth in the World Championship in Granada in 2014. Won silver in Asian championship in free pistol in 2013 in Tehran.

Omkar Singh (31 years): From the Navy. Won three gold medals and a silver in the Commonwealth Games in 2010. Narrowly missed qualifying for the Rio Olympics in air pistol.

Jitendra Vibhute (28 years): Has been shooting well in air pistol to make the national squad. Got a chance to compete in the Asia Olympic qualifying competition recently.

Women:

Lajja Gauswami (27 years): Won the silver medal in the World Cup in 50m rifle 3-position event in Granada in 2013. Has made finals of World Cups five times. Was fourth in the World Cup Final in Munich in 2013. Competed in the World Championship in Granada in 2014. Won a silver medal in the Asian championship in Tehran in 2013. Won two bronze medals as a junior in the Asian championship in 2007 in Kuwait. Has competed in the Asian Games in Guangzhou and Inchen. Best was seventh place in rifle 3P event in Incheon when she shot 582 in qualification and 401.6 in the final.

Elizabeth Susan Koshy (21 years): Twice narrowly missed qualifying for the Rio Olympics in rifle 3-position event. Shot a personal best of 586 in the rifle 3P event in the World Cup in Munich in 2015. Had competed in the World Championship in 2014 as a junior in both rifle 3P (eighth) and prone events. Shone bright with gold medal in the Naitonal Games at home in Kerala. National champion in rifle 3P event for the last three years.

Anjum Moudgil (22 years): Has been part of the Indian team for 3-position event in the World Championship in 2014, and World Cups in 2015. Has shot a best of 577 in 3P event internationally so far. Won a bronze medal as a junior in the Asian championship in Kuwait in 2014, in air rifle.

Kuheli Gangulee (45 years): One of the seasoned shooters who has competed in SAF Games, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, apart from numerous World Cups and three World Championships in 1998, 2006 and 2014. A specialist prone shooter with an international best score of 619 in the World Championship in 2014. Has been shooting rifle 3-position events also.

Anuja Jung (44 years): Works with the Railways. Married to Samaresh Jung. Commonwealth Games gold medallist in rifle 3-position event. Competed in the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998 and World Championship in 2002. Has also made the teams for World Cups in Air rifle apart from rifle 3-position event. Shot in the MQS section during the recent Asia Olympic qualifying competition in Delhi.

Apurvi Chandela (23 years): Hails from Jaipur. Has qualified for the Rio Olympics in women’s air rifle. Won the World Cup Final silver in Munich in 2015. She had also won the bronze in the world Cup in Changwon in 2015. Placed 13th in Asian Games in Incheon in air rifle. Had won the gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Has been competing in Europe to prepare for the Olympics. Had shot a score 211.2 in the final in Sweden, which was 0.2 better than the world record.

Pooja Ghatkar (27 years): From Pune. Was the Asian champion in Kuwait in 2014, with a qualifying score of 413.1 and a final of 208.8. Narrowly missed the Olympic quota in the Asian event recently in Delhi with a bad shot in the end.

Anisa Sayyed (35 years): Commownealth Games gold medals in 2014 and 2014. Placed seventh women’s sports pistol in the World Cupin Fort Benning in 2011, with a qualification score of 587 and a final score of 200. Shot 581 in sports pistol in the World Championship in Granda in 2014, for the 14th place. Competed in the Asian Games in 2010 and 2014. Got a chance to achieve the Olympic quota in the Asian qualification event, after having been dropped for the Asian championship, but could not capitalise on the opportunity.

Rahi Sarnobat (25 years): From Kolhapur. Competed in the London Olympics in women’s sports pistol and was 19th with a total of 579. Won gold medals in the 2010 and 2014 (individual sports pistol) Commonwealth Games. Won the gold in the World Cup in Changwon, Korea, in 2013. Was presented one crore rupees for the effort and given an officer’s job for the achievement in Maharashtra. Was seventh in the Asian Games in Incheon with a score of 580. Won the bronze in the Fort Benning World Cup in 2011, with a brilliant score of 207.7 in the 20-shot final in which each of her shots were 10 or more. That won the Olympic quota for London. Missed the chance for an Olympic quota for Rio in the Asia Qualifying competition by two points.

Annu Raj Singh (32 years): Works with Air India. Competed in the London Olympics on the strength of her performances in air pistol. Tried to make the cut for Rio in sports pistol after falling out of the team in air pistol. Stayed in the race right in front at the halfway stage, but fumbled in the rapid fire section, in the Asia Olympic qualifying event in Delhi. Won the World Cup silver in Fort Benning in 2011 in air pistol. Had competed in the World Championships in 2006 and 2010. Won the Asian championship bronze in Doha in 2012. Made the Asian championship in air pistol, five other times, but could not strike a medal.

Heena Sidhu (26 years): Dentist from Patiala, married to shooter Ronak Pandit who doubles up as her coach. She secured the Rio Olympics quota in air pistol event at the recent qualification competition in Delhi. Competed in the London Olympics in which she was 12th with a total of 382 in air pistol. Had also competed in the World Champonships in 2010 and 2014, shooting scores of 382 and 381 respectively. Won the World Cup Final in Munich in 2013, with a final world record of 203.8, which remains a record so far. Had won the World Cup silver medals in Fort Benning (2014) and Beijing (2009). Asian champion in 2014, 2015, and a junior bronze medallist in 2007. Shot gold in Commonwealth Games, and team silver (2014) and bronze (2010) in the Asian Games.

Yashaswini Deswal (18 years): From Chandigarh. Was sixth in the Youth Olympics in Nanjing in 2014, in Youth women air pistol with a score of 377. Was 13th among the juniors in air pistol with the same score of 377, in the World Championship in Granada in 2014. Won the youth silver in the Asian championship in Kuwait in 2014. Made the women’s team for the World Cup in Gabala in 2015 and shot 379 for the 22nd place. Was fourth in the Asian Air gun championship in Delhi in 2015.

Shweta Singh (29 years): Won the Asian Games air pistol bronze in Incheon in 2014, with a qualification score of 383. Won the Asian championship siver in Delhi in 2015, with a qualification score of 383. Has competed in four World Championships, thice as a junior in Lahti (2002) and Zagreb (2006) and twice in the women’s event in Zagreb (2006) and Granada (2014). Missed a medal on the countback after being tied on 382 in air pistol in 2002. Made the finals of World Cups in air pistol in 2007 and 2010. Had shot 385 on way to the fourth place in the Asian Championship in Kuwait in 2011.

Sri Lanka

Men:

HD Pradeep Kumara (27 years): Rifle 3-position.

WKY Krishantha (35 years): Was 17th in Asian championship in Delhi with 592.5 in air rifle. Was 52nd in the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010 with 566 in rifle prone event.

SMM Samarakoon (35 years): Shoots all three rifle events. Competed in the London Olympics in air rifle (583, 45th), rifle prone (585, 47th). Made the final of Asian championship in Doha in 2012 in rifle 3P and palced eighth. Was fifth Asian Games in Guagzhou in rifle prone when he shot 592 and 1042.

PHW Karunarathne (35 years): Shoots in Rifle prone event.

Fernando Thanthulage Dinesh Suranga (30 years): Accounts executive. Was 44th in air pistol (572) in World Cup in Gabala in 2015, and 14th in air pistol (561) in the Asian championship in Delhi in 2015.

MP Pathirana (33 years): Was 13th in men’s air pistol with 565 in the Asian championship in Delhi in 2015.

DMS Madusanka Dissanayaka (26 years): Participant in 50m pistol event.

Women:

MSY Perera (24 years): Was 13th in women’s air rifle with a score of 403.0 in the Asian Air Gun championship in Delhi in 2015. Also shoots rifle prone and 3-position events.

Kavindika Geethamali Perera Kankainge (26 years): Shoots 10m air rifle.

Garumuni Gedara Udeshika Ruparathna (24 years): Rifle 3-position event.

SMAU Samarakoon (22 years): Air rifle event.

Praneetta Vasudevan (18 years): Was 12th in the youth section of the Asian air gun championship in Delhi with a score of 404.0 in air rifle.

WGJ Madhushani (25 years): Was 34th in women’s air rifle in Asian championship in Kuwait in 2011, with a score of 384.

KG Anoja Kumari Kariyawsam (27 years):

KS Chandrika Ghanakanthi (34 years):

MGTU Egodawela (29 years): 50m Rifle Prone

Ruwini Abeymanne (45 years): Competed in the Sydney Olympics in air pistol (374, 1st), sports pistol (553, 42nd). Competed in Barcelona World Championship in 1998. Shot 373 in air pistol in the Gabala World Cup in 2015. Has competed in Asian championship and numerous World Cups.

DK Amali Iroshani (25 years): Was 11th in women’s air pistol in the Asian Air Gun championship in Delhi, in 2015, with a score of 366.

WANM Weerakkodi (30 years): Participant in Sport pistol.

WM Kapila Kumara (28 years): Participant in Rapid fire pistol.

Dunken Rathnayake (45 years): Participant in Rapid fire pistol.

WKS Gamini Susantha (30 years): Participant in Standard pistol.

Bangladesh

Men:

Abdullah Hel Baki (26 years): Competed in the World Championship in Munich in 2010 in air rifle (593, 32nd). Shot 621.9 for the 26th place in the Changwon World Cup in 2015 in air rifle. Has hot the Guangzhou and Incheon Asian Games. Was fourth among juniors in the Asian championship in Doha in 2009 and seventh in the Asian championship in Delhi in 2015 with 622.6.

Md. Shovon Chowdhury (22 years): Air rifle event

Golam Shafiuddin Khan (36 years): Rifle prone.

Md Yousup Alli (27 years): Rifle prone

Anjan Kumar Singha (34 years): Shot air rifle in Nanjing (576, 23rd) in 2008 and Doha (564, 44th) in Doha in 2006.

Md Ramjan Ali (33 years): Shot 589 in prone and 1139 in rifle 3-position events in placing 18th and 19th in the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010.

Md.Anowar Hossain (19 years): Air pistol event.

Shakil Ahmed (20 years): Air pistol event.

Sheikh Sahadat Ahmed (35 years): Air pistol event

Sree Mohindera Kumar Singha (35 years): Free pistol event.

Md. Moksadur Rahaman (31 years): Air pistol event.

Md. Iqbal Hossain (33 years): Shot 555 in air pistol in Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010 and placed 44th.

Md. Sabbir Alamin (18 years): Air pistol event.

Risalatul Islam (19 years): Placed 10th in junior air rifle in Asian championship in Delhi, with 612.0 in 2015.

Md. Zesimuzzaman (20 years): Was 32nd in Asin Games in Incheon in air rifle with 613.8. Shot 618.8 in the Munich World Cup in 2014. Was nine among juniors in the Asian championship in Delhi in 2015, with 613.6.

Md. Robiul Islam (16 years): Was seventh among youth in air rifle in Asian championship in Delhi with 612.0.

Women:

Suraiya Akter (32 years): Competed in the Asian Games in Busan and Doha, shooting 387 and 382 respectively. Shot 391 in the Munich World Cup in 2003.

Armin Asha (29 years): Was 36th in Asian Games in 2014 in air pistol (369) and 33rd (369) in Asian Games in 2010.

Ardina Ferdous (23 years): Was 40th in Asian Games in 2014 in women’s air pistol with a score of 365.

Ummey Zakia Sultana (22 years): Rifle 3-Position.

Sarmin Shilpa (30 years): Has shot 535 in rifle 3P and 566 in rifle prone events.

Sinthia Tumpa (29 years): Shot 362 in women’s air pistol in Incheon Asian Games in 2014.

Antara Islam (22 years): Shot 348 in youth air pistol in Doha Asian championship in 2009

Nafisha Tabasum (15 years): Rifle prone event.

Sharmin Akter (27 years): Was 27th in women’s air rifle with 393 in the London Olympics. Shot 394 in World Championship in Munich in 2010 for 38th spot. Shot 405.8 for the 12th place in the Asian championship in Delhi in 2015. Shot 411.0 in the Munich World Cup in 2014.

Jui Chakma (16 years): Was 15th in women’s youth air rifle with 396.9 in Asian championship in Delhi in 2015.

Amira Hamid (13 years): Rifle prone event

Turing Dewan (14 years): Air pistol event.

Nepal

Men:

Suman Tuladhar (27 years): Air pistol event.

Pawan Ghimire (20 years): Air pistol event.

Badruddin Ansari (43 years): Air pistol event.

KC Kuber (31 years): Air pistol event.

Krishna Bahadur Ghorashaine (37 years): Air rifle event.

Tika Ram Shrestha (52 years): Was 46th in the Athens Olympics in air rifle with 579. Shot 570 in the Asian Games in Busan in 2002 for the 42nd place.

Women

Sima Kumari Tuladhar (37 years): Air pistol event.

Manika Rai (33 years): Air pistol event.

Sabita Basnet (42 years): Air pistol event.

Asmita Rai (35 years): Air rile event.

Phool Maya Kyapchhaki (35 years): Competed in Beijing Olympics in women’’s air rifle and shot 380 for the 46th place. Shot Doha Asian Games (380, 45th) and Incheon Asian Games (393.7, 52nd place).

Sneh Rajya Laxmi Rana (22 years): Was 54th in London Olympics in womne’s air rifle with 383. Shot 385 and 397.6 in the Guangzhou and Incheon Asian Games respectively.

Bhutan

Men:

Tenzin Kesang (16 years): Shot 514 in youth men air pistol and placed 11th in Asian championship in Delhi in 2015.

Women:

Tshewang Lham (26 years): Air rifle event.

Dechen Lhamo (18 years): Air rifle event.

Lenchu Kunzang (23 years): Shot 399.0 in women’s air rifle for the 14th place in the Asian championship in Delhi in 2015. Shot 398.5 in the Incheon Asian Games for the 47th place.