Indian Sports Centre felicitates swimming and shooting team members
The visiting Indian swimming and shooting team participating in the FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 and the 14th Asian Shooting Championship respectively were recently felicitated by the Indian Sports Centre (ISC), under the patronage of Embassy of India in Qatar.
Hassan Chougule, president of ISC, welcomed the swimming team manager Nihar Ameen and four team members — Virdhawal Khade, Viraj Prabhu, Ansh Arora and Rujuta Bhatt while praising them for their efforts in the championship and extended all best wishes to the team for their future endeavours.
Nihar Ameen expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Embassy of India and ISC for their warm welcome.
On the other hand, Sharaf Hameed, vice president/ISC corporate and government relations, presented a bouquet to the shooting team manager Nimit Chopra and welcomed the very strong Indian contingent of 145 team members that included players, coaches and officials.
Arun Kumar, secretary of indoor sports and ISC managing committee members presented gifts to the 70 medal winners and officials as a token of appreciation. Nisha, ISC joint secretary and head of yoga, welcomed and congratulated the team for their outstanding performances.
On behalf of the Embassy of India, ISC extended their best wishes for the ongoing Asian championship and applauded the shooters who have secured their spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Indian shooters Vivaan Kapoor and Esha Singh gave superb performances by winning the junior men’s trap and junior women’s air pistol gold medals while Chinki Yadav kept herself in the race for the Olympic quota in women’s 25-metre sports pistol event.
Vivaan won the gold by beating compatriot Bhowneesh Mendiratta and along with Manavaditya Rathore, the trio won the team gold medal.
Esha Singh, a prodigy in air pistol won gold along with Priya Raghav (bronze) and Yuvika Tomar.
Bhakti Bhaskar Khamkar won the junior women’s rifle 3-position gold, but the team had to be content with the silver.
So far, India has won 22 medals with 5 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze with the junior team doing exceedingly well.
The 14th Asian Shooting Championships which is being held at the Lusail Shooting Complex started on 5th November and will conclude on 13th November 2019.