Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan is on a mission as he wants to add an Olympic medal to his collection after having finished ninth in Rio 2016.

He missed the final in the shoot off, after scoring 121 out of 125 in skeet, Mairaj is determined to prepare better.

“I rented a home near the Karni Singh Shooting Range in February, so that I can prepare good for the Games,” said Mairaj, who hails from Khurja, near Aligarh. But currently where he is put up it is a seven-minute drive to the range.


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With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a lockdown, Mairaj was compelled “to do body weight training and dry training”.

Understandably, Mairaj was happy to train at the range once it was thrown open for the elite shooters earlier this month.

“I train for about four days a week, and shoot 250 cartridges a day. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has installed…

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