Bindra said on the prospects of Indian shooters, hope that the trend will change in Paris Olympics
Shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist, is hopeful that the country’s shooters will end the medal drought at the Paris Olympics next year. After tasting success at the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics, Indian shooters have returned empty-handed from the last two Olympics, Rio and London. But Bindra hopes the trend will change next year in Paris. Speaking to PTI here on Saturday, he said, “I think India has a lot of shooting talent and a lot of depth in talent, but unfortunately we were not successful in the last two Olympics. ,
“But I hope that trend will change in Paris because as I said there is a lot of depth in talent because a lot of young shooters will continue to come up to the world level and at a higher level. “So I am very hopeful that this trend will change and we will come back with some medals,” he added. Bindra urged federations across the world to find ways to make their respective sports more attractive to the youth and maintain their relevance.
He said, “I think every sport in general is trying a lot to attract viewers. In order to continue to keep the game relevant to young people, I think it is the responsibility of all the various international sports federations to keep changing their game and format to make it more attractive to the masses. Bindra said after hitting the one-day ‘Move Beyond Golf Tournament’ here, “No game can grow without the interest of the spectators and at the same time it should remain relevant to the youth.”