Indian shooting is in safe hands: Abhinav Bindra

Mar 12, 2018, 07:11 IST | PTI

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has lauded the brilliant performances of Indian shooters at the ongoing the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico

Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has lauded the brilliant performances of Indian shooters at the ongoing the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. India are set to finish on top of the medals tally for the first time in an ISSF World Cup after clinching as many as four gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

Young Akhil Sheoran clinched gold in the men's 50m rifle 3 position on Saturday and joined the likes of Shahzar Rizvi, Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh and Anjum Moudgil to put India on top of the medal tally.

"The Indian shooting teams' performance at Mexico starts a new era in Indian shooting. The future is in extremely safe hands and I'm confident that the young athletes have the ingredients to take them to the very top of the Olympic podium. Congratulations to all," Bindra wrote on Twitter yesterday.

The Beijing Olympics 10m air rifle gold medallist also appreciated the coaches and support staff: "Also, a special mention for all the junior team coaches and support staff who have worked tirelessly away from the spotlight to lay a strong foundation which has resulted in all the medals. They must be empowered to further their work."

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