Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang feels shooting has a realistic chance of opening up its outdoor training facilities sooner than other disciplines as it is a non-contact sport with shooters in possession of their equipment at all times. But that is only after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and the social distancing norms are strictly followed, he added.

“Shooting can be among the first few sports to open up the facilities as it is a non-contact sport with the shooters having their individual equipments,” London Olympics medallist Narang told PTI.

“Social distancing can be followed in shooting ranges as there is a minimum gap of 1m to 1.50m between two competitors in the 10m range and 1.25m in 50m range.

“Between two stations in the shotgun range,…

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