The shooters of the Indian Olympic squad have been training at home during the pandemic, but the coaches have felt the urgency to have a national camp and get on with proper preparation.

World and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra also felt that Indian shooting needed to wake up from the slumber and get on with organised activities to have the best shot at the Tokyo Olympics.

“Training at home for long may have a negative effect.  They are so young. Bad habits in technique can very easily creep in when not monitored. The team needs to train in a camp, maybe in a bio bubble environment”, said Abhinav.

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National rifle coach Deepali Deshpande said that a request had been made by the coaches for a long camp for about six to eight weeks, starting in October.

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and the…

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