Disappointed Vijay will now cheer for his Rio-bound colleagues

Disappointed Vijay will now cheer for his Rio-bound colleagues

Disappointed Vijay will now cheer for his Rio-bound colleagues

Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar, who failed to make the Rio-bound squad, has now turned into a die-hard supporter and hopes that his countrymates would at least double the tally of London Games.

“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,” Vijay told PTI from Army Marksmanship Unit, Mhow near Indore.

The pistol shooter felt sad after failing to make the cut from the Asian Olympic Shooting qualifiers in Delhi in May 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.”

India will be represented by 12 shooters in Rio, one better than their strength in London Olympics four years ago.

Known to maintain a low profile, Vijay said life has not changed much after his silver medal feat.

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