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Delhi High Court upholds NRAI’s Olympic Selection Policy, rejects shooter’s petition for wrongful exclusion

Delhi High Court upholds NRAI’s Olympic Selection Policy, rejects shooter’s petition for wrongful exclusion

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Indian shooters have earned an unprecedented 21 Olympic quota spots, out of a maximum of 24 for each country in the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Selection Policy, which was developed by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the country’s governing body for shooting sports, was upheld by the Delhi High Court in a decision that was made public on Thursday. In favor of the standards outlined by the NRAI for Paris 2024, the court denied a shooter’s petition challenging her exclusion from the Olympic selection trials.

In response to the unfolding events, K Sultan Singh, the Secretary General of NRAI, remarked: “Our selection policy for the Olympic Games 2024 stands upheld being fair, reasonable and transparent. All the athletes have been given a fair chance. The policy is more inclusive for the shooters to qualify.”

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Indian shooters have earned an unprecedented 21 out of 24 Olympic quota spots in the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. It is set to begin on July 26, 2024.

The rifle and pistol disciplines have received the most quota slots, eight apiece, while shotgun shooters have secured their highest-ever total of five quota spots. The team wants to add to the sport’s current total of four Olympic medals—one of which is gold—that it has won at the esteemed competition.

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