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India will do well in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, says shooter Vijay Kumar

The ace marksman expressed the hope Indian shooters will put behind their dismal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Published: 18th August 2017 11:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2017 11:08 AM   |  A+A-

Vijay Kumar hopes the Indian team will give their very best at the 2020 Olympics. (File | PTI)

By PTI

INDORE: Ace marksman Vijay Kumar today expressed the hope Indian shooters will put behind their dismal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics and put up an improved show in the 2020 Games.

Indian shooters, who were among medal hopes, drew a blank at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 12-member team failed to win a single medal.

Kumar said he is hopeful the shooters will leave this chapter behind and give their best in the 2020 Olympic Games.

"I think in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the country's shooters will perform their best," Kumar, who won silver medal in the 2004 London Olympics in 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol event, told reporters here.

"Since 2004, the performance of the country's shooters has been improving. Though we did not win any medal in 2016 Olympics, some of the shooters went till the last round of their respective events and performed well," he said.

The 31-year-old marksman said he, too, is training hard with the help of coaches to improve his performance in the 2020 Games.

Before that Kumar has set his eyes on the next Commonwealth Games (2018 in Australia) and Asian Games (2018 in Indonesia).

Kumar was here to inaugurate a state-level shooting competition at Emerald Heights School. Along with this tournament, an inter-school shooting competition is also being held. Both the events, where 700 players are participating, will conclude on August 24.



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