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Shooter Rajput presses reset button after Olympics postponement

Armed with the experience of staying afloat in the face of adversities, battle-hardened Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput promptly pressed the reset button after learning of the Olympics postponement. In an unprecedented move, the Olympic chiefs on Tuesday postponed the Tokyo Games to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the world. While the decision was welcomed by the sporting fraternity, it also forced all athletes to redraw their plans and revisit their strategies. World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rajput has experienced his share of adversities - from Olympics selection snub, upheaval in personal life to unemployment. This is a very different situation, an extraordinary situation where sports couldn t have happened at all. The well-being of human lives is above everything else, ace rifleman Rajput told PTI of the health crisis that has claimed more than 21,000 lives across the world. Yes, I have been preparing for the Olympic Games ...


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