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Bindra lauds India's show in Mexico WC, says shooting is in safe hands

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Olympic gold medallist has lauded the brilliant performances of Indian shooters at the ongoing the in Guadalajara, Mexico, saying the future augurs well for the sport.

are set to finish on top of the medals tally for the first time in an after clinching as many as four golds, one silver and four bronze medals.

Young Akhil Sheoran clinched the gold medal in men's 50m rifle 3 position today and joined the likes of Shahzar Rizvi, Manu Bhaker, and had put on top of the medal standings with their performances over the last week.

said shooting is in safe hands and the current lot has what it takes to be Olympic champions in future.

"The Indian Shooting Teams performance at starts a new era in Indian shooting. The future is in extremely safe hands &am confident that the young athletes have the ingredients to take them to the very top of the Olympic podium. Congratulations to all," tweeted.

10m air rifle gold medallist also had words of appreciation for the coaches and support staff of the shooting contingent.

"Also a special mention for all the Junior Team Coaches and support staff who have worked tirelessly away from the spotlight and bright lights to lay a strong foundation which has resulted in all the medals. They must be empowered to further their work," Bindra wrote.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 11:20 IST