NRAI officials will be evaluated after the horror show at Tokyo

NRAI officials and others such as players and coaching staff will be evaluated in a three way review.

Executives at the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) will be evaluated in a three-way review, after what can be summed up as a “horror” show from the shooters at the Olympics.

An “individual with the right credentials” will evaluate the executives. This will be a part of the three-way review.


The process of this three-way review is already underway, according to sources in the NRAI. A review will be held where players, coaches and officials of the national federation will all be evaluated. NRAI president, Raninder Singh will also be evaluated. Sources say he is welcoming the probe, as he suggested the idea of one before the Tokyo games started.

NRAI is conducting their probe into the disastrous performance in Tokyo. They will evaluate the players, coaches and support staff. Big changes are to expected, according to many sources, after this review. They will be tested by the president, secretary Rajiv Bhatia and secretary-general DV Seetharama Rao. The president has assured an overhaul of the coaching staff to prepare the players better for big events.

The shooting team had a fair share of controversies before these Olympics. Shooter Manu Bhaker and coach Jaspal Rana’s long-standing conflict being the main among them. This has disappointed officials in the federation, the president especially, and considered it ugly and will review these incidents.

This is the second successive time when the shooting team returned empty-handed, despite high expectations. Similar results were seen in Rio 2016, after which a committee was formed, led by gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra who suggested a slew of reforms in the way shooting was run in the country.