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Sandeep Singh spoke in an interview about how he is confident of making the Indian team at the upcoming Olympics after topping the Men’s 10m Air Rifle selection trials for Paris 2024. But, since his fellow shooters were not quite content with the outcome, an anxious Sandeep Singh also hoped for the NRAI to honour its policy around the selection trials.

During the Olympic Selection Trials (OST) for the Men’s 10m Air Rifle, which was held in New Delhi and Bhopal last month, he scored 634.4, 632.6, 631.6, and 628.3 points in four rounds to top the charts. The quota holder for the Paris 2024, Arjun Babuta, finished in second place, while the other quota winners, the world champion, Rudrankksh Patil, and Divyansh Singh Panwar finished outside the two, which is the benchmark from NRAI to award the Olympic spot.

I hope NRAI honours its own policy: Sandeep Singh

While speaking with Hindustan Times in an interview, Sandeep Singh discussed his chances of playing for India at the Paris 2024 after his fabulous performance at the selection trials for Paris 2024. He was quoted as saying, “I am confident of making the team. I hope NRAI honours its own policy.”

The 28-year-old, who is the Naib Subedar of the Sikh Light Infantry in the Indian Army, hoped that the appearance at the upcoming Olympics will help him immensely in lifting his family out of poverty. He remarked, “It will be an honour to bring glory to the country. That’s what we are taught in the army. Also, I want to give my father a happy retirement. A good show at the Olympics may help me do that.”

Notably, the father of Sandeep Singh, named Baljinder Singh, is a labourer, whom he used to accompany at work to help add to the meagre income of the family.