Dropping shooting from Commonwealth games is bad says Abhinav Bindra

Dropping shooting from Commonwealth games is bad says Abhinav BindraDropping shooting from 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a huge setback for India said Abhinav Bindra.

‘It will be big loss especially for its young shooters’, said the country's only individual Olympic gold medalist.

Speaking at a function, Bindra said, ‘No doubt, it will be a huge setback for the country and our shooters. It will hit hard on the up and coming shooters. Shooting is an optional sport and they (Birmingham organisers) say they don't have the facilities to host shooting events. Had Durban (South Africa) hosted the 2022 CWG, shooting would have been there," he added.

Durban was to originally host the 2022 CWG but it later expressed its inability to host the Games due to financial problems. The Commonwealth Games Federationlater awarded the 2022 CWG to Birmingham

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