Current situation doesn't affect my Olympics preparation, says Bhaker
The world has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 13,000 people have lost their lives. This has seen all sport get cancelled or postponed in the same light. With the fate of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unknown at this stage, India's shooting star Manu Bhaker has opened up on her preparations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's more.
'There are important things for the world to deal with'
The 18-year-old, who is a medal prospect at the quadrennial extravaganza, is currently not thinking about things that are beyond her control. "Trials, events should be postponed in current situation as there are other very important things for the world to deal with," Bhaker told PTI. She claimed the shooters are abiding by the protocols.
I am preparing for the Olympic as planned, says Bhaker
Bhaker claimed she is preparing for the Olympics as planned. "The Olympics, whenever it happens, is huge, so we need to be prepared. I am preparing for the Olympic as planned," she said. "Shooting is very competitive now, especially 2019 and after, and it is evident from the scores," the Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics gold medallist went on to add.
The current situation doesn't affect my preparation: Bhaker
The Tokyo Olympics has been shrouded with uncertainty, however, Bhaker is continuing her preparations. "I am relaxed at home. The current situation doesn't affect my preparation and mindset. I am continuing with my yoga sessions, meditation and things that help me stay calm and composed."
She enjoyed a successful season last year
Bhaker had earlier secured an Olympic quota for India in the women's 10m air pistol event. She enjoyed a successful season last year where she won five World Cup gold medals in individual and team events. Bhaker burst on to the national scene at the start of 2018 with a victory at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico. She is a special talent.