New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold medallist shooter Manu Baker has carried out to the Delhi University for admission to undergraduate publications beneath the sports activities quota, an official said.
The 17-12 months-old, a couple of ISSF World Cup gold medal winners, and has received Commonwealth and Youth Olympic gold medals, could be eligible for direct admission and select the college and path of her preference. Baker gained the gold medal at the 2018 CWG, Goldcoast, in a 10-m air pistol. She has uploaded her Commonwealth Games certificates for admission to the college, he said. Baker could not be contacted for a comment. According to college suggestions, sportspersons who’ve represented India in competitions, acknowledged and funded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, may be given direct admission without a sports trial. These competitions are the Olympic Games, World Championship/World Cup utilizing international sports activities federations, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Asian Championships utilizing international sports activities federations, South Asian Games, and Paralympic Games using International Paralympic Committee.
New Delhi: Amidst India’s discontent over the Commonwealth Games Federation (GCF) leaving shooting out of its 2022 program, Olympic medallist Gagan Narang Monday refused to look it as a setback, saying, to thrive, the sport shouldn’t rely simplest on quadrennial occasions. Narang, a bronze medallist on the 2012 London Olympics, noted the example of cricket and squash to corroborate his point. “I don’t see it as a setback; it’s now not a bad component. If you look at cricket, it’s now not in the Olympics, now not even in the Commonwealth Games. However, the sport is prospering on its personal. Even squash, for that count, that is also doing nicely on its own,” Narang advised PTI at some stage in an interaction. Last month, the GCF made it clear that shooting will not be part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, dealing a blow to India’s hopes. However, Narang favored no longer to lose heart.
“Now that it is out to allow’s be positive and give our high-quality in Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” he stated. Indian shooters have bagged as many as sixteen medals, consisting of seven gold at the Gold Coast Games closing year. Since the 2002 Manchester version, India has received most of its medals in taking pictures. As a result of the GCF pass, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) threatened to boycott the 2022 Games, while the sports activities ministry promised to explore diplomatic channels. A winner of more than one medal at top global tournaments, the 36-year-vintage Narang isn’t too worried approximately the pass due to the fact he’s assured that taking pictures could be lower back within the CWG program after the Birmingham edition. ” In any case, it’ll be returned, I am positive. Okay, it is now not there in Birmingham. However, it’s going to be returned for the later versions surely,” he said. Last yr, India’s then sports activities minister and Olympics silver medallist shooter, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, had entreated the GCF president to make sure taking pictures stays part of the 2022 edition. Also, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh had referred to India to boycott the Birmingham Games if capturing changed into not protected within the roster.