Of the National Rifle Association India All the 24 national coaches associated with the Indian shooting team have decided to terminate their contracts. Accordingly, it was decided to shake things up before the start of the 2022 season Indian Express. Not only that, according to the release NRAI will also review the role of shooters.
“Everything we learned from the past, especially the Tokyo Olympics, we felt there were some vacancies that needed to be filled. We have to look at other criteria to see where we failed and then provide our shooters with what they need to achieve excellence, “said NRAI Secretary-General Kanwar Sultan Singh. Indian Express.
India had high hopes for the shooting squad that went to Tokyo. However, it was a complete flop show at the Games as they returned empty handed. “We have our expert committee, we will look into it, we will evaluate it. Those who are fit enough (will be taken again) and those who do not fit the bill will go – be it shooters or coaches. We are in the process of deciding who wants what, when, where. The whole criterion will be considered, it’s not just the coach’s field. “
The decision does not come as a shock to anyone as NRAI president Raninder Singh hinted at an overhaul of the team. Out of 20 possible medals, only Saurabh Chaudhary managed to reach the final in the men’s 10m air pistol event.
Former Asian Games gold medalist Ronjan Singh Sodhi has also backed the NRAI’s overall decision. He said the move would end nepotism in the team. “I think this coach had a vested interest. There is scope for nepotism because someone is the coach of the academy or the personal coach of a player. There could be some tug-of-war (on athletes), “he said Indian Express.
However, there is no explanation for the process of finding a new coach.
So far India has won four medals in the Olympic Games and each was trained by a foreign coach. Australian Coach Russell Mark Rajyavardhan Rathore (Silver, Athens 2004), Abhinav Bindra (Gold, Beijing 2008) were coached by Gabriel Buhlmann of Germany, Gagan Narang (Bronze, London 2012) was coached by Kazakh Stanislas Lepidus and Russian Coach Pevale. Vijay Kumar (Silver, London 2012).