Indian Olympic Shooting Team looking towards first training session in Tokyo


New Delhi, Sunday, July 18, 2021:The 15 athletes of the Indian Olympic Shooting squad, have settled down well after their arrival at the Tokyo 2020 Games village on the Harumi waterfront district on Saturday, and are now looking forward to their first training session on Monday at the Asaka Shooting range. The athletes and seven support staff have all been accorded twin-sharing rooms and spend Sunday exploring the village, collecting their gifts, visiting selfie-points and welcoming their compatriots from other sports, besides catching up on much needed rest.

“The rifle team has booked a bus for 6.55am in the morning to go for practice,” said senior Rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput. “Its time to go check out the range,” he added.

“The team has settled down well in the village. The atmosphere is good and we are enjoying some much-needed rest after a long journey. We look forward to beginning training from Monday,” said National Rifle coach DeepaliDeshpande.

The Shooters also said that arrangements for food and all were excellent and besides compulsory wearing of masks, there were no such restrictions on movement inside the village for any athlete.

Pistol coach RonakPandit shared, “Everything is being well taken care of. The food and other facilities are good and we are feeling quite safe with the protocols in place. The Indian Government and IOA are all at hand for any issues.”

Among the gifts, the athletes received phones, footwear and ear-buds among other things.