World Championships silver medallist Anjum Moudgil believes the Indian shooting team will perform exceptionally well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “Our shooting team is the best in the world. I am really happy that I am part of this team. This team is really good at the world level. My teammates are breaking records and winning medals,” Moudgil was quoted as saying by PTI on Sunday. Also Read - Tokyo Marks 100 Days to go Until Olympics Amid Covid Spike
“I am sure the results in the upcoming tournaments will be really good. I am expecting a good performance by the entire shooting contingent at the Olympics.” Also Read - India Records Over 1.6 Lakh Cases in Last 24 Hours, Surpasses Brazil to Become Second Most COVID-hit Country After US
India has seen a host of young shooters make their mark on the world stage since the last Olympics in 2016. The 26-year-old is glad to see how the youngsters have capitalised on the availability of facilities and good coaches in India. Also Read - Two Coaches Test Positive for Coronavirus at National Women's Boxing Camp
“With the availability of equipment and good coaches, it’s really good to see how the youngsters are taking up shooting and they are doing really well.
“The senior Indian team is really young, which is a good thing. This is the best Indian shooting team I have ever seen,” said Moudgil.
She said the Khelo India University Games will be a great platform for the upcoming athletes.
After successfully organising the Khelo India Youth Games, the Indian government has decided to conduct a competition for the university-level athletes in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1. “It’s really good that the Indian government is conducting a Khelo India tournament for another age category. I am really happy with the way the Khelo India Games are organized in India. It’s a really big tournament. I am looking forward to the University Games, I think it’ll be a very good platform for all upcoming athletes,” she said.