Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat is all set to compete in her second Olympic games this year. In an interactive session conducted by the Sports Authority of India, she spoke about the lessons she learnt from the 2012 London Olympics.
“The biggest lesson I got from (London 2012) was that, an athlete, we are much more than what we think and believe and that our abilities are higher than what we actually think. I got overwhelmed in London and I was very satisfied just being there. But later, I felt that this was not unachievable, and it was absolutely in my hand, but it was just my thought process. I will have a different perspective this time,” said Rahi Sarnobat.
She also said that she performs well under pressure, and likes that “feeling of responsibility and expectation.”
Rahi Sarnobat will be going to Croatia as part of a 15-member team
Rahi Sarnobat is now a part of the 15-member team which will be leaving for Zagreb, Croatia on May 10 onboard a chartered flight. This camp in Croatia has been planned by the National Rifle Association of India and the Sports Authority of India and has also been sanctioned by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, for a budget of 4 crore rupees. The team will be competing as guest shooters in the European Championship from May 20 to June 6 in Osijek.
Sarnobat praises the younger generation of shooters
Sarnobat had a lot to say about the junior shooters. She said that there is a huge difference between the shooters of her generation and the younger generation. She then praised the younger generation of shooters by saying that they are talented and confident. Sarnobat then added that they have a lot of respect for their seniors, and they are always willing to learn from them.