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Ankait Tomar’s ISSF Worlds Championships Dreams Shattered Amidst Scuffle

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Ankait Tomar, a prominent pistol shooter, was excluded from the Indian team scheduled to participate in the ISSF World Championships in Baku. This decision was made a week prior to the team’s departure due to a minor altercation with a fellow shooter, as revealed by his father on Sunday.

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Tomar, aged 21, holds a notable position as a center-fire pistol shooter within the country. He became aware of his removal on August 7 when he noticed the absence of his weapon details and name from the list of shooters set to travel to Azerbaijan for the Baku event. The World Championships, which commenced on August 14, are set to conclude on September 1.

Tomar experienced a “minor altercation” while participating in the ISSF World Junior Championships held in Changwon, South Korea in July. As a consequence of this incident, the Sonepat shooter faced exclusion.

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Notably, Tomar, alongside Kamaljeet and Sandeep Bishnoi, had achieved the team gold medal in the 50m pistol event at the Changwon championships.

When Tomar sought an explanation for his exclusion from the delegation participating in the esteemed ongoing World Championships taking place in Baku, the National Rifle Association (NRAI) communicated to him the following:

You have been informed that you will not be allowed to participate in any competition, till the final decision of the (NRAI) disciplinary committee is taken.

Tomar pleaded with the NRAI to expedite the disciplinary committee hearing saying,

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”It’s my future (in) question. I request you to please take a decision tomorrow as very little time is left (for the team departing for Baku).”


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