Running out of ideas and patience after shooting in his basement, bedroom and hall, the seasoned Sanjeev Rajput is “relieved” to be finally training outdoors, albeit in an empty 50m range, in his quest for Olympic glory.

Rajput was left to do simulation shooting for weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a nationwide lockdown, including immediate suspension of all sporting activities, in March.

His 50m rifle event doesn’t allow him the liberty to train indoors unlike the ones who participate in the 10m competitions.

“As you know it’s not possible in 50m, I am happy to be training at the Karni Singh Range as I missed out on a lot of time due to the pandemic,” Rajput told PTI on Wednesday.

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“Only I am training in the 50m range at the moment,” the 39-year-old, who lives near Faridabad, added.


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