“Reaching the number one ranking will be a confidence booster and an affirmation that we as Indians can be the best in the world. The rise to the top has not been easy but the team at the academy along with my mentor Gagan sir and coach Neha ma’am have always been behind me to support me in all my sporting endeavours,” Elavenil said.
Thank you everyone for all the support and the good wishes. Extremely happy to retain my @ISSF_Shooting 1st Rank. https://t.co/djWvoU772d
— Elavenil Valarivan (@elavalarivan) 1586246116000
The Olympics will now take place from July 23-August 8, 2021.
Talking about the postponement of the Olympics, Elavenil said: “The target is still the same, the process has changed due to the state of outbreak of the virus. I am fortunate that I have my mentor and coach to plan my schedule as per the revised international calendar. I just need to follow them in a disciplined manner”.
Elavenil also talked about her training routines off late as the country is under lockdown as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.
“Shooting as a sport is very solitary, you are alone on the firing line responsible for your own performance, hence this current time gives me time to disconnect from sport and go back to my normal life, to set a few things right in my daily routine and be back in time for the training schedule coming up once the lockdown is over,” Elavenil said.
“This time was planned in my schedule as recovery and active rest and like I said I am catching up on the things I have missed doing and then getting back to the training is my immediate goal,” she concluded.