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Indian Army ready to bring gold from Rio

Indian Army Has Been Doing A Great Job For The Country On The Borders. They Are Not Only Limited To Borders To Save The Motherland But Now They Are Ready To Bring Some Medal From Rio Olympics For The Country.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 19 Mar 2016, 05:23:34 PM

New Delhi :

Indian Army has been doing a great job for the country on the borders. They are not only limited to borders to save the motherland but now they are ready to bring some medal from Rio Olympics for the country.

To make proud 10 Indian officials have qualified for the mega event which is due later this year from August 5-21.

Of the 10 Indian soldiers, three will be competing in the shooting events while seven have qualified for Athletics events.

The country has won so far 66 Olympic quota place for the Olympic Games.

Naik Subedar Jitu Rai, the 2014 Asian Games gold medallist shooter, has won the quota in 50m Air Pistol event.

Subedar Gurpreet Singh, a sapper, had last May during 3rd ISSF World Cup, won the quota in 10m Air Pistol category.

Naik Subedar Chain Singh, who has qualified for 50m Rifle 3 Position, is an infantry soldier from JAK Light Regiment, he booked quota place in August 2015.

Havaldar Sandeep Singh from JAT Regiment will compete in in 50 km Walk. Havaldar Nitender Singh Rawat from Kumaon Regiment, Havildar Kheta Ram from JAT Regiment and Havildar Gopi T from the Regiment of Artillery will all compete in Full Marathon.

Havildar Ganapathi will compete in 20km Walk. Another Madras Regiment soldier Havildar Irfan KT qualified last month during the National Open Race Walking Championship by securing fourth position. Havildar Devender Singh from Rajputna Rifles Regiment qualified in 20 km Walk.  

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First Published : 19 Mar 2016, 05:19:00 PM