ISSF World Cup | My parents will be really happy to see me on TV, says Anjum Moudgil

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ISSF World Cup | My parents will be really happy to see me on TV, says Anjum Moudgil

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SportsCafe Desk

02/21/2019

Anjum Moudgil, who picked up a silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast CWG, is excited at the prospect that her parents will see her compete on live TV during the ISSF World Cup in Delhi. The Indian shooter expressed confidence that the Indian contingent will continue to perform well.

The Indian shooting contingent are currently getting ready for the ISSF World Cup which is going to be held in Delhi from tomorrow. The likes of youngsters - Manu Bhaker and Anjum Moudgil will be expected to win top medals in the global event after having impressed in many competitions last year.

The recent success of Indian shooters has offered the sport of shooting the exposure it deserved heading into next year’s Olympics. Earlier this month, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh had announced a landmark deal with Sony Pictures Network to broadcast all the ISSF World Cup tournaments, the first of which was the ISSF Delhi World Cup.

“It’s great that the ISSF World Cup is being telecast on TV. My parents always used to ask me on which channel will they be able to see me perform and I had to tell them that our World Cups do not get a TV telecast. But now, they will be really happy to see me.

“The young players, the newcomers, their parents will be so happy to see them, and I think it’s a really good motivation for everyone. It’s a very positive change,” Anjum Moudgil told Indianexpress.com.

Moudgil, who will compete in 10m Air Rifle competition, further added that the attention from media also adds to the pressure on the young shooters. That being said, the 25-year old is confident that the Indian contingent will perform well throughout the course of the year.

“After a successful campaign at the CWG and the Asian Games, the Indian shooters do have a lot of pressure with all the media attention that the sport is starting to gather. Even the media personnel can feel the pressure.

“The training has gone well for everyone. So India is really prepared. You can really expect a good number of quotas at the World Cup and hopefully podium finishes next year at the (Tokyo) Olympics,” Moudgil concluded.

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