Monday, July 28, 2008

Olympic Village

Hi Guys, reached the village yesterday night, late night. The first thing that we did here? Walk into the dinning hall ( i guess the size of 3 football fields put together), mind you we had been at the security check area of the village for 6 hours (unusually long) waiting for India's Delegation Registration Meeting with the organisers of Beijing Olympic Games to be finallised so that we could get into the village as residents.
Morning was at 7.30 am and we headed off to the shooting range. I had an italian shooter, Daneillo Francesco to give me company and we did a bit of training.
The targets seem fine, not so hard as last time that we were at Beijing for the test event. They were flying pretty smooth. The humidity is really something here, you are dripping of sweat in a few minutes, got to watch for our hydration. I guess i should not be complaining at all about humidity, being from Delhi, India. Cool, no probs, we'll handle all this... and more. Adios Amigos

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Jet Set Go

Hi, I have about a week to leave for beijing. We are now doing, if i can say, the last minute nuts and bolts check of the equipment and shooting style. All this is happening in Brescia, Italy. My gun manufacturers, Perazzi, are based in Brescia and so are a couple of shooting ranges where we train. Since I am travelling straight to Beijing, I will miss the fanfare send off to the Indian Olympic Team which i guess would be around the end of Jul 08.

I am looking forward to the Olympic Games. In the last four years i have been training very hard, its not been physically hard always but it sure has been mentally very tough coping with the training and life becasue of variety of reasons but then difficulty, hurdles, challenges come to face all of us in diffrent forms and to face off with them with a will to overcome them is part of the winning. And it goes for each of us.

I look forward to being part of the largest sporting meet. I also wish the very best to the entire Indian Olympic contingent.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

hi all

with the olympics just round the corner i guess everyone gets curious.. the players, the training, the jitters everything suddenly becomes super important...

this blog would be a snapshot of what i am upto:)