As many as 15 shooters have qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. One among them is Mairaj Ahmed Khan who will represent India in the men’s skeet event. Ahead of the Olympics, Mairaj is training in Capua, Italy. The other members of the shooting contingent has fled to Croatia for a two month long camp. The Indian shooter will be training under the supervision of Italian coach Ennio Falco in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics. Mairaj is extremely delighted to train under the former Olympic Gold medallist.
“It was smooth travel. I reached here last week, flying through Paris to Rome. I am delighted to be training with Ennio after about two years,” said Mairaj Ahmed Khan, as reported by Sportstar.
The last few days have been tough for Mairaj who lost his father and subsequently missed out on the World Cup, in Lonato. However, not all is lost for the Indian shooter who sets his sight on bagging gold for his country in the Olympics. The shotgun shooter will be training in Capua till the Olympics and will feature in a few local tournaments.
“I have not lost any training. I am taking it as a good recovery break for a hectic training, that is coming up from now till the Olympics.
Ennio’s range in Capua is the base for me till the Olympics. I go from here to Tokyo. Before that, to some local competitions in Italy,” added the shooter.
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