The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) did the groundwork before Croatia’s top marksman Peter Gorsa helped in “coordinating” the COVID-19 vaccination of Olympic-bound skeet shooters Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Angad Vir Singh Bajwa in Zagreb.

Both the shooters drove all the way from their training base in Montecatini, Italy to Zagreb to get jabbed on Thursday.

Training in Italy for the upcoming Tokyo Games, both the Indian skeet shooters skipped the ISSF World Cup in Osijek, Croatia on the insistence of coach Ennio Falco, but decided to undertake a journey of over 1,000 km across the European continent to get themselves vaccinated.

“Italy had no policy to vaccinate foreigners (now that has changed) so despite best efforts they could not get jabbed in Italy. Therefore, the Croatia route was taken. Petar Gorsa helped again in the coordination,” an…

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