Indian shooting team looks forward to first training session in Tokyo

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Indian shooters are looking forward to their first training session here ahead of the upcoming Olympics, having recovered from jet-lag after a long flight from Europe.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) stated the shooting contingent, including 15 professional athletes, has “settled well” after their arrival at the Games village on the Harumi waterside district.

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“The rifle team has actually booked a bus for 6.55 am in the early morning to go for practice,” said senior rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput, who will be appearing in his 3rd Olympics.

“It’s time to go check out the variety,” he included.

They will undergo their very first training session on Monday at the Asaka Shooting range.

“The group has settled down well in the village. The atmosphere is excellent and we are delighting in some much-needed rest after a long journey. We look forward to beginning training from Monday,” stated nationwide rifle coach Deepali Deshpande.

The athletes and 7 assistance staff have actually all been accorded twin-sharing spaces and spent the day checking out the village, collecting their presents, visiting selfie-points and inviting their compatriots from other sports, besides catching up on much-needed rest.

The shooters also said that plans for food and whatever else were outstanding and besides mandatory using of masks, there was no limitations on motion inside the village for any professional athlete.

Pistol coach Ronak Pandit stated, “Whatever is being well looked after. The food and other centers are good and we are feeling rather safe with the procedures in place. The Indian government and IOA (Indian Olympic Committee) are all at hand for any concerns.”

Amongst the gifts, the professional athletes received phones, shoes and ear-buds.

The Olympics are set up to be held from July 23 to August 8, with the shooting events beginning a day after the opening ceremony and covering the very first 10 days of the extravaganza, which will be held without spectators owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released at Sun, 18 Jul 2021 11:09:05 -0500