A 15-member Olympic-bound Indian team will leave for Zagreb, Croatia on May 11
in a chartered flight to participate in the European Championship to be held from
May 20 to June 6 which is followed by the World Cup in Osijek.After the
training-cum-competition stint in Croatia, they will directly leave for Tokyo to
participate in the Olympics beginning on July 23. The last shooting World Cup
before the Tokyo Olympics will be held in Osijek, Croatia from June 22 to July 3 and
the Indians are set to take part in that event as they would be training in the
European country at that time.The combined World Cup is being organised in place
of the one earlier scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan (from June 21 to July 2)
but cancelled due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in that country."Osijek, Croatia, will
host the last ISSF World Cup before Tokyo 2020. The competitions will take place
from June 22 till July 3, 2021. The programme will include individual, Mixed Team
and Team competitions in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Olympic events," the
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) said in a statement on Friday.
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