Tokyo Olympics: Indian shooters have already reached Tokyo and are now planning their first training session before the start of the Olympics. The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said the shooting contingent, including 15 athletes, “are well settled in their respective residences” after reaching the sports village in Harumi Coast district. Senior rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput said, “The rifle team has booked a bus for 6.55 am to go for practice.”
He indicated that he would undergo his first training session at the Asaka Shooting Range on Monday. Giving more details about the situation, Rashtriya Rifle coach Deepali Deshpande said, “The team is well settled in the village. The atmosphere is good and we are enjoying some much-needed rest after a long journey. We start training from Monday.” hope to do.” The shooters from the Indian side expressed happiness over the arrangement of food. Furthermore, he said, “there are no restrictions on movement inside the village for any athlete, except wearing a mask”.
Pistol coach Raunak Pandit said, “Everything is being well taken care of. The food and other facilities are good and we feel quite safe with the protocols in place. The Government of India and the IOA (Indian Olympic Committee) are on hand to all are in the issue.” The IOA has given gifts like phones, shoes and earbuds to the athletes. The Olympics are scheduled to begin from July 23 to August 8, with the shooting events starting a day after the opening ceremony and covering the first 10 days of the extravaganza, which will be held without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.