Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Indian shooting contingent reaches Zagreb for Tokyo Olympics preparations

The Indian shooting team, in quest of Olympic preparation, was given a warm welcome in Zagreb, Croatia, as it landed at 2am local time, in a 180-seater SpiceJet chartered flight, on Wednesday.

The 13 shooters, seven coaches, five physios and a two-member video crew, were given single rooms each at the hotel, where they would be in a week-long isolation.

"We are happy and excited to be your host for your Olympic preparations. We will do all in our power to make your stay pleasant and memorable," assured the communication from the Zagreb Shooting Association to the Indian squad.

Two of the coaches Neha Chavan, the guide for Elavenil Valarivan, and Pavel Smirnov did not accompany the team.

"One of us will be there for the World Cup to iron out the chinks, if necessary," said Gagan Narang, as he explained the decision to let Elavenil be on her own.

12/05/21 Kamesh Srinivasan/Sports Star

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