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Gagan Narang’s Project Leap to mentor 20 new shooting stars

Founded by Olympic medallist Gagan Narang, the selected shooters will be mentored by top international coaches and will receive training at state of the art facilities including sports science support for a full year.

other sports Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:59 IST
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Gagan Narang won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 10m air rifle event.
Gagan Narang won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 10m air rifle event.(PTI)

The Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation (GNSPF) has unveiled its plan, ‘The Project Leap’ to train and turn 20 young and talented shooters from different parts of the country into international champions.

Founded by Olympic medallist Gagan Narang, the selected shooters will be mentored by top international coaches and will receive training at state of the art facilities including sports science support for a full year.

“We identified 55 prospective shooters and put them through an elaborate evaluation process to select the 20 best ones among them,” Gagan explained.

“We looked for various skill-sets that are required for sustained high-level performances in world-level competitions,” he added.

Project Leap is a multi-phased research designed to not only train and mentor selected shooters but also to generally improve the performances of Indian shooters.

Gagan’s Gun For Glory academies identified the 55 shooters and he personally supervised each centre’s selection process to handpick the best prospects.

“It has taken us a couple of years to bring together all stakeholders and find the right ingredients for Project leap.

It is now in its truest sense a leap for Indian Shooting. We are confident that we will be able to tap and nurture the vast talent in our country and will help in their transforming them into world class shooters,” Gagan said.