Vijay Kumar, A�whoA�could not make the cut for the Olympic this timeA�isA�not at all bothered of that at this moment as heA�turned into a die-hard supporter, heA�feels himself as a teamA�to the shooters going to Rio and ready to cheer them.
“We have a fantastic team in Rio. One is better than the other. I strongly hope that we should get at least four medals in shooting,” the 30-year-told A�told media.
The pistol shooter felt sad as heA� failed to make the Rio-bound squad afterA�Shooting qualifiers in Delhi in May.A�But, he was quick to overcome the disappointment and started living in the moment.
“It can’t be undone now, so let’s not hold on to the past and start looking ahead. At the moment, I can’t wait for the shooting competition to get underway and cheer for India.” “All of them are high on experience and confidence and there should be no stopping this time. I want to see my country’s flag flying high in Rio.”, Vijay added.
This year a team of 12 members are going to the Olympic one more thanA� their strength in London Olympics.A�Among themA�Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra are Olympic medalists.
Vijaya��s feat in 25m rapid fire pistol four years ago onceA�again proved why the sport is Indiaa��s best bet as they baggedA�a second medal through Gagan Naranga��s bronze.
“We are not used to shor sharaba (noise). We like to do our job in a quiet manner. We don’t care about whether to be in the limelight or now. Our job is to stay focus on the target.”
“And Olympics is the mother of all competition, and happens once in four years. One needs tremendous dedication and hard work, and it is about peaking at the right time.” Shooter, who Known to maintain a low profile said life has not changed much after his silver medal feat.
“Yes I got accolades and rewards poured in but in the end, you start from zero. It’s about going back to domestic competition and start again,” A�Vijay said.
“We have three important competitions lined up in 2018 — Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the World Championships. I hope to be back again,” the 30-year-old added.