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Coronavirus has affected Indian shooters: Bhaker

April 14, 2020 09:45 IST

Indian shooters were at their peak before COVID-19, Indian shooter Manu Bhaker reckons.

IMAGE: Indian shooters were at their peak before COVID-19, Indian shooter Manu Bhaker reckons. Photograph: ISSF/Twitter

Teenage shooting star 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 postponement of the Summer Games.

 

"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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