Bindra to consult team before taking next step

“I want to concentrate on my sport and to keep myself out of these non-productive issues, which only has an adverse effect on my future performance,” Bindra said in a statement here.

Bindra said unless he trains his own way he can’t produce good results. “I don’t see the chance of future success if I am not going to be allowed to prepare in a certain way of training and competing that my professional team has planned. These modules have worked very well for me in the past and have helped me be the current world and Olympic champion,” he said.

“Ever since I took up the sport 15 years ago, I dreamt of winning a gold medal in air rifle shooting for the country. It was unfortunate that as a nation we had to wait till 2008 to get our first individual gold medal when I took the top step of the podium at Beijing,” he said.

“My main endeavour has always been to bring glory for the nation which had been starved for success in Olympic sports. In my mind and heart, nothing is more important than the glory and pride, all Indians felt as a nation when I achieved my ultimate dream and nothing was more satisfying than seeing the tricolour go up with the national anthem being played on 11th August 2008, when history was created. It is quite unfortunate and extremely distressing to me that my point of view is not being appreciated and respected. The present situation leaves me very frustrated and upset and it does not really leave me with much motivation.

“It disturbs me and makes it difficult for me to focus on the sport. Shooting is a very mental sport. I have to be in the right frame of mind to concentrate and focus on shooting well. I am traveling to Europe in the coming week to consult my team of professionals to chart out my future course of action.”

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