By Anjali Singh Deswal-
PATIALA: Second Asian Shotgun Championship and Maharaja Yadvindra Singh Memorial Indian Open Shotgun Championship is being organized by The National Rifle Association of India from today.
It started today at New Moti Bagh Club in the royal city. In this Asian championship and grand prix, about 180 shooters, men and women, will be participating from about 17 countries.
The championship was declared open by Capt Amarinder Singh. People from various countries, were present at the opening, along with technical officers. The occasion was graced by Randhir Singh, member of the IOC.
A brief description of the event was given by the chairman of the organizing committee and the president of the NRAI, Yuvraj Raninder Singh. It is for the first time when Patiala is holding such an event.
Training of double trap men event will start tomorrow and this event will see about 40 shooters participating in it. Ronjan Sodhi, RVS Rathore and Sangram Dhaiya will represent India in this. It is being hoped that India has strong chances of winning medals with a strong team.
This competition will see three main events happening, double trap, trap and skeet. A cash prize of US$ 6000 (gold), US$ 4000 (silver) and US$ 3000 (bronze) will be given to the winners of the grand prix by the organizing committee.