New Delhi: Baljit Singh Sethi, advisor, NRAI was elected unopposed as vice president of Commonwealth Shooting Federation. The General Assembly meeting of Commonwealth Shooting Federation was held on July 27, at Glasgow.
According to information reaching here, in a major decision, the General Assembly of Commonwealth Shooting Federation has unanimously approved the proposal of India to reinstate Pair Events in the Commonwealth Games. The Pair Events were removed from the schedule this year. This has resulted in a great loss to India and brought down the number of medals in Commonwealth Games. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Shooting team won 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze in Pair Events.
The General Assembly also decided to bring add two pistol events – Centre Fire Pistol and Standard Pistol again on schedule. With this, the number of pistol matches for men would be five instead of three.
These decisions will be implemented from the next chapter of Commonwealth Games.