Olympics medallist Rathore to miss CWG 2010

Written by: Samyuktha
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Commonwealth Games 2010
New Delhi, Aug 31: Even as the list of international star-pullouts continues to grow, a disappointing news greets India as Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will not be representing the country at the upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010.

Rathore will not be a part of the Indian shooting team at the Delhi Commonwealth Games as he has been disqualified for selection after missing the trials.

It is unclear as to why Rathore, a double trap shooter, missed the trails.

Appearing in the trials is necessary to be considered for selection. Both Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang appeared for the three-day trials in Pune.

"Since he did not turn up at the trials, he stands disqualified for selection. He has not spoken to us why he missed it," National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Rajeev Bhatia told a news agency.

The national selection meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sep 1 and Rathore will not be considered as NRAI had made it clear that only shooters who appear in trials will be considered for selection.

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