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 said.

“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, there is enough gap to maintain social distancing,” the multiple world cup gold medallist said.

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