INTERVIEW | No need for a knee-jerk reaction: High Performance Manager on India's shooting pain in Tokyo
Whether you are 19 like Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker, or 40, pressure shows no mercy. After a consistent performance over the last few years, the two have been the biggest medal hopes for India.
Whether you are 19 like Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker, or 40, pressure shows no mercy.
Things took a turn for the worst in the second phase as the Indians got off to a horrid start with Manu Bhaker shooting a poor 92 in her first series to go with a 94 in the second.
The Indian ace shot 137.4 to be eliminated in the seventh place, an hour after topping the qualifications with a mind-blowing performance at the Asaka Range.
Abhishek Verma, the other Indian in the fray, was also in contention to make the cut after staging an excellent rally, but two eights in the final series dashed his hopes.
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Anjali, the first Indian shooter to reach an Olympic final, said the consistent performances of the athletes will definitely result in Olympic medals in the upcoming Games.
All of the 15 shooters are capable of winning medals, but few are seen as sure shot to secure podium finishes in the events that start on Saturday.
Residents of Kalina will root for the Youth Olympics and junior world championship gold medallist not only because he is one of them.
Among others, the kits include three sizes of bags -- small, medium and large -- track suits and training gears.
In Tokyo, the shooters and their support staff are likely to be in quarantine for three to four days as they are entering Japan from a country where the COVID-19 situation is under control.
Representing the other Indian team in the same event, Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Abhishek Verma missed out on a bronze medal.
Pistol ace Saurabh Chaudhary brought some cheer late on Thursday with a bronze medal effort in the men’s 10m air pistol event on Day 1 of the ISSF World Cup in Osijek, Croatia.
10-meter air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary, recovering from COVID, has been advised not to rush back to hard training.
The Indians beat Golnoush Sebhatollahi and Javed Foroughi of Iran 16-12, making a brilliant rally after trailing 0-4 at the end of the second series.
The 37-year-old Sanjeev Rajput, with his silver in the 50m rifle 3 positions event, continued his efforts of regaining a sense of at least professional normalcy.