NRAI seeks to send shooters to Croatia – the New Indian Express
Express press service
CHENNAI: Due to the ongoing second wave of coronavirus, sporting activities in the country have again entered an area of uncertainty. Many Olympic athletes have returned to limited training in their respective hometowns with multiple restrictions in place. The shooters are one of them.
After making the headlines at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi, the likes of Manu Bhaker & Co have been mostly confined to their respective places, still unsure of what their next step will be in the preparation for the Olympic Games in Delhi. Tokyo. Given the pandemic and preparations for the Olympic Games, this daily understands that the
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the governing body for sport in the country, plans to send shooters to Croatia by mid-May. However, this is still far from certain as they have to obtain permits from many neighborhoods in the days to come.
Discussions about sending shooters to Croatia for training and competition have been circulating for some time. The shooters and coaches had initially hoped to be there at the beginning of May so that they could train there for a few days and then participate in the 2021 European Shooting Championships.
We learn that Raninder Singh, the head of the NRAI, has been in constant contact with the officials of the Croatian Shooting Federation and that they are ready to let the Indians – shooters of all disciplines – be part of the competition in the MQS section. (no medal, no finals). “We are still working on this. We are exploring all the possibilities so that the training of shooters does not suffer. We are looking at different options and we will choose the one that is right for us. We have already lost about a month and we are not doing it.” I want to waste more time, ”said Rajiv Bhatia, secretary of the NRAI, when asked about the federation’s plans.
It is understood that if the trip to Croatia does not materialize, the Indian shooters will train at home. However, the training should be a little different from the usual. Shooters could train according to Tokyo schedules to prepare them for combat for the Olympics.
Vaccination has been another topic of debate for some time. Manu recently received his first dose of the vaccine. Others will likely follow, especially if they get the green signal to travel to Europe. “Many have taken at least the first dose. If they go to Croatia, we hope that everyone will receive at least the first dose”,