Indian shooters will put behind their performance at 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Kumar

Vijay Kumar in 25 meter pistol rapid fire during Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for Shooting in New Delhi on Thursday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA 28 01 2016. *** Local Caption *** Vijay Kumar in 25 meter pistol rapid fire during Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for Shooting in New Delhi on Thursday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA 28 01 2016.

Vastavam web: Ace marksman Vijay Kumar today expressed the hope Indian shooters will put behind their dismal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics and put up an improved show in the 2020 Games.Indian shooters, who were among medal hopes, drew a blank at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 12-member team failed to win a single medal.”I think in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the country’s shooters will perform their best,” Kumar, who won silver medal in the 2004 London Olympics in 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol event, told reporters here.

“Since 2004, the performance of the country’s shooters has been improving. Though we did not win any medal in 2016 Olympics, some of the shooters went till the last round of their respective events and performed well,” he said.Before that Kumar has set his eyes on the next Commonwealth Games (2018 in Australia) and Asian Games (2018 in Indonesia).