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We can expect Olympic medals in equestrian from 2024: Army Chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two equestrian medals at the shows that Indian riders have improved significantly, said Bipin Rawat, who is hoping that the country will win medals in the sport at the 2024

Like in many other sports, Indian has played a pivotal role in the growth of equestrian in

Courtesy Fouaad Mirza, the country won its first equestrian individual event at the in 36 years when he secured a silver in earlier this year. also won a team silver in the continental event.

"We have to look forward to getting more medals in and As of now we are yet to reach the Olympic level," said on the sidelines of Delhi Horse Show here Saturday.

"We are at level 1 and we need to reach level 3 but we are on the right track and we will get there."

The Indian riders can't train with the best of horses in the country due to complications over their import but the said that the process of importing horses has finally begun.

"I don't know the reason why we could not import them (in the last 10-15 years) but we have started the process of procuring them. Having a good horse is important but equally important is the chemistry between the ride and the horse and that takes time to develop.

"So, we are not looking at 2020 If our boys can qualify, then it is great but our aim is to win medals at 2024 Olympics," he said.

also acknowledged the support provided by the government in Army's program.

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

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:35 IST
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