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India’s Olympic-bound shooters, coaches, officials receive COVID-19 vaccine

Indian Olympic Team received Covid-19 Vaccine before the Summer Tokyo Olympics 2021

Written by Meghana Maggie

Watering down the ground of sports, we are delighted to hear that many coaches, shooters and officials from India’s Olympic bound contingent received their first dose of covid-19 vaccine across cities on Thursday. The shooters were to get vaccinated before leaving for Zagreb, Croatia on May 11th to participate in the European Championship.

“All the shooters got vaccinated today. Some of them got their jab in Delhi, while some in their respective home states”, a Nation Rifle Association of India (NRAI) source said. Some of the members of the Indian Team have already got their first dose of vaccination last month, including pistol ace Manu Bhaker and rifle shooter Anjum Moudgil.

As far as the national shooting team’s coaches are concerned quite a few of them, including Smaresh Jung, Suma Shirur and Deepali Deshpande had got themselves vaccinated last month Bhaker obtained her first dose done at an authorities hospital in Jhajjar, Haryana, 3 months earlier than the Tokyo Olympics 2021 the place she’s going to enter as one in every of India’s brightest medal hopes. But earlier than that, Indian shooters will get an opportunity to check themselves in competitors one final time on the European Championship.

The competitors are scheduled to be held from May 20 to June 6 and the squad shall be staying again in Zagreb for coaching earlier than straight leaving for Tokyo to take part in the Summer Olympics 2021 starting on July 23. The squad shall be leaving for Zagreb on a constitutional flight with a purpose to “nullify the threat of contracting infection to the maximum.” India is fielding a 15-member squad at the Tokyo Olympics.

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