Chinki Yadav in Olympics: Pistol shooter Chinki Yadav shared about her battle with grief after she was dropped from Tokyo Olympics without any prior notice last month.
The international shooter was excluded from the Tokyo Olympic Games despite winning a gold medal at the New Delhi World Cup Championship (2021). The 23-year-old shooter said on her elimination, “It is difficult to explain the mental suffering I went through on being dropped from the squad for the Olympics.”
“My gold medal-winning performance in the New Delhi World Cup in March (2021) was overlooked. But support from parents has helped me come out of depression,” she added.
NRAI Eliminates Chinki Yadav From The Games
The National Rifle Association of India took the decision of replacing Yadav with Anjum Moudgil since the quota is for the country and not individual shooting. A country cant field more than two shooters in a discipline. Moudgil will be competing in the 50-metre rifle three positions for women.
The Association which didn’t consider Yadav among the best two shooters for the 25-metre pistol event handed the position to Manu Baker and Rahi Sarnobat ahead of Yadav.
Yadav said that although she will not question the NRAI’s decision, she believes that she deserved a position in the Games. She revealed that she was very excited to compete in the Japan championship following the victory in an Olympic berth in the 2019 Asian Shooting.
It took her more than a month to overcome her disappointment and when she finally did so, she came to the conclusion that hard work is the only way out to silence her critics.
The granting of permission to elite sportsperson to continue training is a golden opportunity for Yadav to intensify her training sessions. “I’m also back to training and working hard,” she said.
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