Tokyo Olympics delay: Mixed bag of emotions for shooter Manu Bhaker

Updated: Apr 15, 2020, 08:03 IST | PTI | New Delhi

Indian shooter Bhaker disappointed but hopeful despite Tokyo Games delay; says while teammates were in peak form, health is important too

India shooter Manu Bhaker during the mixed 10m air rifle qualifiers of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi last year. Pic/Getty Images
India shooter Manu Bhaker during the mixed 10m air rifle qualifiers of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi last year. Pic/Getty Images

Teenage sensation Manu Bhaker believes India shooters were at the peak of their performances before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted their Olympic plans and created a global health crisis. The 18-year old pistol shooter, who was one of India's medal hopefuls in Tokyo Olympics, was disappointed at the Summer Games being postponed but said well-being of people comes first before anything.

"I was expecting some tournaments to be affected but suddenly everything has been impacted by the pandemic, everything is getting cancelled. I feel both positive and disappointed at the same time. We were at the peak of our performance recently and would have been nice to compete at the Olympics right now," Bhaker told India Today.

"But then, health is more important than anything. But when we practice with the team, there is always that competitive spirit, because we can see people doing better than us. So that's lacking," she said.

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