The Indian shooting contingent left for Croatia, on Tuesday, to complete their training ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, as well as participate in the European Championships and the ISSF World Cup in June. The athletes would be travelling to Europe by a chartered flight arranged by the SAI.
A total of 15 shooters have qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, but their national camps in the build-up to the Games were cancelled owing to the second wave of COVID-19 in India. However, the NRAI (National Rifle Association of India) decided to send their rifle and pistol shooters to Zagreb, Croatia, to complete their preparations for the Olympics.
The Indian shooting contingent left for Croatia, on Tuesday, on chartered flights arranged by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). On reaching the European nation, the athletes would undergo a seven-day quarantine period, after which the training sessions would begin.
During their stay in Croatia, the shooters will participate in the European Championships in Osijek, from May 20 to June 6, and the ISSF World Cup, from June 22 to July 3. Following this, the athletes will travel to Tokyo on July 17, a week before the Olympics kick-start.
See you all in Tokyo during Olympics! My advice again: Never break the Covid-19 protocols of other countries. Focus on training, be careful and stay safe. Will ensure all necessary support to our athletes. All the best and safe journey👍 https://t.co/uzGOMkgBN0— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 11, 2021