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Indian shooters in a spot after Olympic postponement

  • Apr 02, 2020
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There can never be a perfect formula for choosing a winning team. It becomes more difficult for the Olympics.However, the NRAI almost finished the best possible team for the Tokyo Games two weeks ago. But before the chosen names were sealed, the Tokyo Games were postponed for a year.The shooting was the best medal bet in India over the last four Olympic Games. Last year was an exceptional game for Indian shooters, with three shooters ranked first in the world. India also impressed with its victory in 15 places for Tokyo, its best moments. With 21 golds, six silvers and three bronzes, India ranked first in archery in the ISSF ranking last year. For most holders of other Olympic sports, delaying means another year of training. For shooters, who earn the quota place for the country and not for themselves, an additional 365 days of uncertainty, insecurity and possibly excessive training.NRAI will have a hand in hand. They have to choose the perfect team for the 2021 games without compromising the safety of the archers.The federation can have two options: go ahead and announce the team based on the tests taken over the past 15 months, or continue testing for another year and wait to find the best archers right before the games.NRAI has not yet shared her plan with archers. Repeated attempts to obtain the views of the President of the Federation on the subject were futile.Whatever the NRAI option, it will not be the same.If they decide to go ahead with the first scenario, which is to select the team based on previous tests, they will have no control if the shooters run out of shape before the actual games.If they continue to test for another year, this means 27 months of continuous testing and the possibility of archers burning.Apurvi Chandela, who won the stakes in 2018, said he would keep shooters on hold by not announcing that the team would put too much pressure on them. "I feel that if the team is announced now, shooters can focus on the Olympic Games and train with only positive pressure," Apurvi told TOI."I agree that the current model is important, and to ensure that the chosen shooters are in good condition before the games, the federation can check the archers' performance, for example in December or January, if they do not find that." The performance of the archers is satisfactory, you can replace it with the following lead-in Arrangement. They will have time. "Abhishek Verma, who got the stake in the 10-meter pistol, also echoed, thinking about Apurvi. "In the past two years, prospects have won medals at most major events. There is nothing else they can prove next year," said Verma.Gagan Narang, former world bronze medalist and former London games, while supporting Apurvi and Abhishek reviews, feels that well-chosen archers should be watched and a set of reserve archers should be ready. "The main challenge is to always be able to choose the best" suitable "shooting game within a year in the hope that it will peak at the right time. We can only hope that the system will provide a fair opportunity for the best shooter to be the determinant."Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

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Tokyo Olympics: Amid Covid lockdown, two time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput practices 6 hours everyday at Karni Singh aiming for a medal at Tokyo Games

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Two-time Olympic and Arjuna Olympic winner Sanjeev Rajput relies heavily on his resolute determination, indomitable spirit, and extensive experience in beating the "super typhoon" of the Covid-19 epidemic and putting his best for an elusive medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He trains day after day at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi under a tight system that follows all Covid guidelines and regulations as closely as possible."It's a very difficult and tense situation, but the game has to go on. Maybe I had this last chance to win a medal for the country in the Olympics and I'm not going to let it pass. It's the most important stage in my life, I have participated in two Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012, and after Nine years the Olympics will be very different, and they will be different for everyone. It will also be very important to everyone because there has never been such an Olympic Games after a five-year hiatus. I am anxious but I am not afraid. I train almost every day from 8 in the morning until 2 in the evening in the Shooting range Karni Singh is in Delhi with my coach. He is very happy with my progress. I think you are on the right track. Winning the gold medal in the ISSF World Cup last month boosted my confidence, ”said Sanjeev, who aims to clinch a medal in the 50m centers for the men's 3 rifle In the Olympics, to Insidesport.co in an exclusive interview after completing his training. Wednesday afternoon."I am improving in the final. My performance in the qualifying rounds is always good. Now I am experimenting with my technique and technique, as the lead-up to this year's Tokyo Olympics is the most important stage in my life. Ultimately, I need a lot more work to make changes, and I don't need To focus on improvements. I did well, I'm on my knees, and I was exposed in mixed-team standings. There is a different kind of pressure in the final, there are limited shots and many times the little things are overlooked. Athletes will need to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols. In the case of shooting, there is a possibility that the testing will be limited to only Japanese athletes. Amidst these difficult circumstances, my experience may be essential in addressing these problems. Young shooters can win a game. Or two, but when there are a lot of ingredients, the experience is beneficial, ”noted winner Arjuna.Reflecting on the current situation of Covid and the lockdown in Delhi, Rajput said he is grateful to the Sports Ministry and NRAI for giving him the opportunity to continue this practice. "I practice alone. Then the issue of social distancing does not arise. Only my Ukrainian coach is supervising my practice. We are working on stability and some basics that will help me prepare physically and mentally for the mega event."Together with Tejasweni Sawant, Rajput won the gold medal at the 50m 3-position rifle mixed teams event at the ISSF World Cup in Delhi last month. He won four golds and two silver medals in the Commonwealth Championship, two silver and two bronze medals in the Asian Games, one gold, and one silver and one bronze in each in the Commonwealth Games for his silver triple accompaniment. A golden shooting in the ISSF World Cup.Also Read: EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE FOOTBALL: REAL, CITY AND CHELSEA COULD FACE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL BAN: UEFA OFFICIAL