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Corporate support important for betterment of sports: Abhinav Bindra

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Olympic gold medallist shooter has called for good governance for the betterment of while urging the corporate houses to look beyond and invest in all forms of

"I think couple of things needs to change in the landscape of Indian There has to be lot more corporate support in sports outside of Lot more investment needs to come into Olympic sport," said while addressing an event in the capital.

"I think sports governance is something which needs to change in this country. Good governance needs to come in. That change will only happen when that change is mandated. People don't like change, people like to be where they are," he added.

The five-time Olympian also talked about his career and the efforts he put in during the 2016 Rio

"I came over many battles in life through persistence and hard work. The need of the hour is sports legislation which shows a degree of good governance," stated.

The gold medallist also said that "sports in needs to grow.also there is so much talent in the country. The right talent needs nurturing and support."

"For me a sport was my refuge.as it gave me a sense of responsibility and pride. It requires political will and if that happens, it will give a great boost to Indian sports," the 35-year-old noted.

During the event, Bindra also spoke about how to overcome failure and his success till date.

"Unfortunately, everybody wants instant gratification and you don't get instant gratification in grassroots. It requires perseverance and persistence and patience to get the desired result," he asserted.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 07:40 IST
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