ISSF New Delhi Shooting World Cup 2019: Schoolboy Adarsh Singh aims to graduate with honours on seniors’ debut© firstpost.com

ISSF New Delhi Shooting World Cup 2019: Schoolboy Adarsh Singh aims to graduate with honours on seniors’ debut

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New Delhi: Adarsh Singh loves attention. Happily cornered by a mob of recorder-wielding press eager to document his story, country's best male pistol shooter painted a picture of eager enthusiasm that typifies his 17 years, albeit tempered with a nerveless calm that belied his age. Come 20 February, and Adarsh will be required to summon every ounce of that composure as the year's first shooting World Cup comes to the capital.

Last December, he toppled his India teammate and defending champion Anish Bhanwala at the Shooting Nationals in Kerala to clinch gold in the 25-metre rapid fire pistol category. The duo, along with Arpit Goel, will lead India's charge in the said event. The Delhi event will also mark Adarsh's international debut in the seniors section, but the youngster is unperturbed by the pressure.