Bindra hails arrival of young Indian shooters

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Dec 2018 12:26:35




ACE marksman and India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, is upbeat about the string of young shooting talent coming up and termed it a positive sign for the sports discipline in the country.
“In shooting we (India) are pretty developed. There were 27 medals in the World Championship in which we did fantastically well. We just need to keep our heads focused and continue that process,” Bindra told reporters on Thursday.

“We seem to be quite fortunate because we have string of young shooting athletes, coming through day in and day out, and I think thats a very positive sign for the long term development of shooting,” the 36-year-old shooter said on the sidelines of the Times of India Global Sports Show here.

The 10m air rifle gold medallist in the 2006 World Championship in Zagreb and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was obviously referring to talented 16-year-old pistol shooters like Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary who are making waves at the international level.