Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday lauded the Indian shooters due to their extravagant medal haul in the recently-concluded World Cup and expected they’d take the stupendous type into the next season’s Tokyo Olympics too.
“The amount of awards our shooting group has won is respectable, and I congratulate the whole team for its exceptional performance,” Rijiju told reporters after meeting the group.
“We will place the record of a maximum number of athletes, concerning involvement, in shooting Tokyo Olympics. We’ve already procured nine berths, and I’m told there’s a chance of all 12 quota places.
“We’re now best on the planet, and I am looking forward to it. The gift that we have in shooting ought to reflect from the Olympics. We have to have the ability to procure a fantastic number of awards in the Olympics. Among the strongest areas from that, we’ll have high hopes is shooting.”
Asked about the problem, Rijiju stated: “India is among the main countries in the Commonwealth Games Federation and excluding shooting from 2022 has mad all people. “. .the decision was shot from the CWG organising executive committee; there weren’t any Indians to place up India’s case. So it isn’t appropriate to have a decision that’s not in the interest of India because everyone understands India has the best power in the shooting.
“We can take this up through diplomatic channels too, but as it’s a sporting event, we’d like the CWG executive committee believes our situation, or else we’ll be very mad and register our protest. I’ve written a letter, let’s view the IOA will fulfil me .”
Speaking about the matter, Rijiju stated: “WADA did not do the ideal thing by suspending NDTL. When I took over, I had been told there were a few problems, but they were neatly piled, and if they got sorted it afterwards, therefore it isn’t right, we’re appealing against it.” The Minister also promised to supply all aid to the shooters and enhance the facilities in the Dr Karni Singh shooting range from the capital.
“Recently I visited with the Dr Karni Singh shooting selection. It’s among the best shooting ranges on the planet, but I discovered some ordinary facilities aren’t up to this mark and we’ll upgrade this. Additionally, hostel facilities must come up quickly,” he explained.