EFI Selects Anush Agarwalla As Indias Representative For Paris Olympics

EFI Selects Anush Agarwalla As Indias Consultant For Paris Olympics

India’s Anush Agarwalla secures historic Olympic dressage spot for Paris 2024, edging out Shruti Vora with the next common rating. This marks India’s first-ever entry in Olympic dressage competitors.


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Anush Agarwalla chosen as India’s consultant for Paris Olympics

New Delhi: The Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) has picked Anush Agarwalla to symbolize the nation on the upcoming Paris Video games within the dressage occasion after he pipped shut contender Shruti Vora on a greater common after a cautious analysis of the latest performances of the contenders.

It is going to be India’s first-ever entry on the dressage occasion on the Olympics, as largely riders in previous editions competed in occasion classes solely.

Agarwalla has been constant because the qualification interval started final 12 months and achieved the Minimal Eligibility Requirement 4 occasions, whereas veteran Shruti Vora earned the required two MERs this month.

When a median was taken out of the contenders within the evaluation, Anush emerged because the winner. He had a median rating of 67.695 per cent which was higher than Shruti’s 67.163 per cent.

As per the standards set by the Federation, a rider-horse mixture is required to attain a minimal of 67 per cent twice between January 1, 2023 and June 24, 2024 to be eligible for the Paris Video games qualification.

In line with EFI choice standards, if a couple of athlete is eligible, then the athlete with the very best common in Grand Prix out of the most effective 4 occasions prior to now one 12 months shall be chosen to take part. Scores at solely FEI degree competitions 3* and above are counted. These scores need to be achieved at exhibits from 2023 to 2024 checklist of MER occasions.

Shruti (with horse Magnanimous) had earned her second MER of the 12 months together with her second-place end on the Brno Grand Prix within the Czech Republic, the place she scored 68.174 within the dressage occasion, thus changing into eligible for Olympic qualification.

Shruti had earned her first MER early this month when she grew to become the primary Indian rider to win a three-star Grand Prix occasion on the Dressage World Cup, held in Lipica, Sloevania with 67.761. Her different two GP performances had scores of 66.543 per cent and 66.174 per cent which had been under MER degree.

Anush Agarwalla achieved MERs 4 occasions – 67.936 per cent (Wiesbaden, Might 2024), 68.261 per cent (December 2023 in Mechelen), 67.152 per cent (December 2023 in Frankfurt), and 67.804 per cent (October 2023 in Wroclaw).

The choice was taken unanimously by the Government Council and the President put his stamp on this choice.

Fouaad Mirza had represented India on the 2020 Tokyo Video games. Earlier than him, Imtiaz Anees competed within the 2000 Sydney Video games whereas Indrajit Lamba took the sector within the 1996 Atlanta Video games. Jitendrajit Singh Ahluwalia, Hussain Singh, Mohammed Khan and Darya Singh had all competed on the 1980 Moscow Video games.

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