Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he is drawing inspiration from drawing inspiration from Roger Federer for Video games

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he is drawing inspiration from drawing inspiration from Roger Federer for Video games

The oldest shooter in India’s 15-member staff for Tokyo Olympics, prime shotgun marksman Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he’s drawing inspiration from tennis legend Roger Federer to shine on the upcoming sporting showpiece

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he's drawing inspiration from drawing inspiration from Roger Federer for Games

File picture of shotgun shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan. AFP

New Delhi: The oldest shooter in India’s 15-member staff for Tokyo Olympics, prime shotgun marksman Mairaj Ahmad Khan says he’s drawing inspiration from tennis legend Roger Federer to shine on the upcoming sporting showpiece.

The Tokyo Video games, scheduled to be held from 23 July to eight August, would be the 45-year-old Mairaj’s second look on the Olympics.

“Once I see him on the court docket and when folks say he’s getting previous, I say ‘no. I believe he’s the G.O.A.T. (biggest of all time). At any time when I see him, it offers me goosebumps,” Mairaj, who’s ranked tenth on this planet in his occasion, mentioned in a video posted by Sports activities Authority of India (SAI).

“I actually need to be like him; he’s my idol,” Mairaj mentioned of the 39-year-old tennis nice, who has received an unprecedented 20 Grand Slams in an illustrious profession.

“I at all times watch his (Federer’s) video games. I at all times examine him. It offers me immense pleasure…how he’s nonetheless dealing with that sort of stress, with so many (good) gamers in tennis now.

“So, right here I’m, all of 45 and I’ve teammates who’re 23 or 24 years previous. And I’m drawing inspiration from Federer,” mentioned Mairaj.

India is anticipating medals from capturing in Tokyo following the shooters’ dominant run lately.
“The 100-day mark is up, so I’m right here to congratulate all of the Olympians and all the long run Olympians who’re going to characterize Indian on the Olympics.

“I want to inform them to offer their greatest and convey medals dwelling. And I’ll do the identical: give my 100 per cent and, hopefully, we’ll win medals this time.

“It is not going to be a Rio repeat. We’ve an excellent staff and all of the shooters are among the many greatest on this planet,” Mairaj mentioned.

India didn’t win a single medal in capturing on the Rio Video games in 2016.

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