NEW DELHI: Jitu Rai has not had room schedule-wise to try and touch his gun after his 6th spot complete in the 10m air gun last at the Rio Games. Be that as it may, the 29-year-old, who will be regarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on Monday, has remembered the minute a various times in his mind. "I worked so hard for a long time for the Olympics.
Be that as it may, I couldn't execute my arrangements. I couldn't experience the desires that I and others had on me," Jitu said on the eve of the National Sports Awards day. Jitu alongside Rio Olympics medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar will be regarded with an award, a testament and a check for Rs 7.50 lakh each. "I trust that a man gains more from his disappointments than from triumphs.
This was my first Olympics and I have learnt a considerable measure. There is a major contrast in last and capability. The weight in the last is tremendous and one needs to use to the brain and handle the gun both in such a brief timeframe. I couldn't do it," he included. On the off chance that he could have done it another way in the last at the Rio Games, Jitu said an award was an unmistakable plausibility.
"When I think about the last now, I think how I could have improved. It's regular, competitors' mind solidifies. I couldn't do a considerable measure of things. Everything originates from inside. Dislike I overlooked any procedure. It's about what you think and how you envision it," he watched. The beneficiaries of the games honor additionally met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the practices. A naib-subedar with the Indian Army, Rai said he was elated that PM alluded to him actually.
"When I met Modi ji today, I presented myself " mein Jitu Rai, aur mein shooting karta hun (I am Jitu Rai and I am a shooter)' and after that he was caught up with meeting different competitors. Somewhat later when the Khel Ratna awardees were called to meet him I was remaining in one corner and he asked me " Jitu Rai, tumhara work kahan hai (Where do you work)'.
I am happy to the point that he remembered me." Rai, who will begin preparing for the World Cup in Italy in October, said he is fortunate to get the honor. "I am so upbeat. I think I was bound to win the Khel Ratna in light of the fact that I had never thought I would get one. It's the first run through four competitors are getting this recompense and I am cheerful I am one of the beneficiaries.
I need to thank each one of the individuals who bolstered me," he said. Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik returned home only four days back and the Rohtak young lady is unquestionably flaunting 'Rio 2016' pendant in her gold chain. "This pendant was skilled to me by Gopichand sir's sister in Hyderabad today," Sakshi educated when asked concerning the pendant.