NRAI postpones training camp for Olympic core group

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NRAI Shooting Camp

Ever since the facility reopened, a handful of shooters, part of the core group have been training at the facility by adhering to the health and safety protocols.

But as for now, with the development that has come as a setback to the NRAI’s quest to arrange the camp from Saturday, NRAI’s secretary Rajiv Bhatia told PTI that the camp stands postponed.

“The Camp stands postponed at the moment. We are trying to work out a new things and by the next week we hope to have a clear picture.” Bhatia said.

Questions raised on the resumption of training

Delhi, so far registered more than 100,000 coronavirus cases, and recently a shooting coach at Dr. Karni Singh Range also tested positive. It’s been quite some days, Shooters and shotgun marksmen like World Cup medallist Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala, and Sheeraz Sheikh and Mairaj Ahmed Khan have been training at the facility.

A total of 15 Indian shooters have secured quota places for the Olympic Games. Despite this, some shooters and coaches have raised questions regarding the urgency in resuming the training and even conducting the Camp amid the pandemic.

Bhatia added, “Maybe we can start in the second week of August depending on the situation.”

Ronak Pandit, High-Performance manager and former Indian shooter, appointed as the Nodal officer in charge of overall coordination in hygiene and medical protocols by NRAI of the camp.

Also Read Coronavirus outbreak reaches Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, as top coach tests positive

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