Having made progress in a game which, in his words, is 98 percent mental, Olympic bronze-medallist shooter Gagan Narang on Friday underscored on the requirement for a without a care in the world brain to confront the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The London Games bronze decoration champ talked on a scope of issues while taking an interest in a conversation titled ‘Fitness! A Way of life’ alongside Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
“Shooting is 98 percent mental, 2 percent physical. In this current lockdown scenario, the role of being mentally fit is very important. If you aren’t mentally fit to make decisions it reflects poorly,” Narang said.
“Shooting is a tough sport to play, and it takes a lot of physical and mental fitness to play it.
“Demand of shooting is such nowadays with the kind of competition there is, that you can’t compete at the highest level without being physically fit.”
“We have tradition of sports in our country but have unfortunately not become a big sporting nation because sport has not become a culture. We need to draw inspiration from the past.
“Once we have sports culture, we can create excellence. We need to move children away from electronic gadgets. We need to have an active culture. Natural growth of human beings should be allowed to take place at own pace,” Rijiju said.