3 Indian Shooters Who Missed Out on Earning an Olympic Quota

Although India has chosen the best possible squad there are certain players who have missed the chance to earn an Olympic quota. We will look at such shooters.

India has announced a strong squad for the Paris Olympics 2024 scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11. The squad consists of a good blend of young and experienced players who are ready to make their name in the biggest multi-sporting event in the world some of the names include Manku Bhakar and Esha Singh both of whom will be crucial for India’s chances in this particular discipline.

Although India has chosen the best possible squad there are certain players who have missed the chance to earn an Olympic quota.

In this blog, we will look at three Indian shooters who missed out on earning an Olympic quota.

3 Indian Shooters Who Missed Out on Earning an Olympic Quota

Akhil Sherom

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Akhil Sherom is one of the shooters who missed out on the opportunity to get on the plane to Paris. Supported by the Olympic Gold Quest it was a surprise for everyone to see Akhil’s name being excluded from the squad given the fact that the shooter who competed in the 50m rifle discipline earned the Olympic qualification last year itself and performed well in the last one year. Akhil won the bronze medal in the Cairo World Cup held in January this year and followed it up by surpassing Jiri Privratsky’s world record in the Polish Grand Prix two months later in March.

Photo Source: The Indian Express

Tilottama Sen

The 16-year-old Tilotama was the talk of the town when she won the silver medal in the 2023 World Cup in the 10 m air rifle shooting discipline. She also won the silver medal in the Asian Shooting Championship held in South Korea which raised her hopes of bagging an Olympic quota.

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The Missed Chance

Sen could have become the third youngest athlete to represent India at the Olympics but she failed to make the cut in the selection trials held in Bhopal in May.

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Rudrankksh Patil

The third shooter who failed to earn an Olympic berth is Rudrankksh Patil. Patil who happens to be a former World No.1 shooter created a new world record in the Asian Games 2023 when he was just 19 years old. Along with it he also won a gold medal in World Cup 2023 and in the World Championship held in 2022.