The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to be held in July this year due to the coronavirus. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the President of the International Olympic Association took this decision together. The postponement of this event has disappointed many players. So far, around 80 Indian athletes have qualified for the Olympics and the number is expected to increase after the qualifiers resume. Indian shooters will soon be provided with the electronic aiming system of Range Simulator-SIUS Escor which will enable them to practice well in indoor.
Veteran shooter and national pistol coach Jaspal Rana said, “We are already working to get it but it may still take a month. SIUS Escor range will help shooters to practice indoor. “
Nine boxers and an equal number of track and field players have qualified for the Olympics. Boxing team coach Satiago Niwa said, “I will re-prepare the plans only after the dates for the 2021 games are announced. We need to know when the next qualifiers are. We are not really worried because we have achieved quota in 13 qualifications in nine weight categories. “
At the same time, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said, “I think a year is a good time. We will have enough time to regain the rhythm. So, I don’t think there will be any problem or negative impact on the preparation.”
Wrestling coach Waller Akos said, “The positive aspect of this for Vinesh is that we are getting one more year to prepare against the best rivals.”