An Olympic medal stays with you all your life: Sodhi
Saying that Ronjan Sodhi is synonymous with consistency would not be an overstatement but in his own words, the champion double trap shooter's already overflowing cupboard will be complete only after he wins an Olympic medal.Updated: Jul 19, 2012 16:59 IST
Saying that Ronjan Sodhi is synonymous with consistency would not be an overstatement but in his own words, the champion double trap shooter's already overflowing cupboard will be complete only after he wins an Olympic medal.
And the upcoming London Games will be the stage where he would look to realise his dream.
"An Olympic medal is something that stays with you all your life and I also want to win there," Sodhi told PTI.
India has no dearth of medal contenders in shooting and Sodhi is one of the best bets to hit the bull's eye at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Sodhi, who has trained in Italy ahead of the Games, is all the more confident of producing a good score after losing weight.
"I have been giving it all to be in my best shape for the Olympics. I have lost weight. Besides, my experience of playing in major tournaments will come in handy," said the 33-year-old shooter from Ferozepur, Punjab.
Thanks to his countless exploits at the range, Sodhi last year achieved the numero uno status in double trap rankings, but he takes it at as just another thing, a lot like the way he prefers to look at the London Games.
"Ranking keeps on changing. I am not going to be holding on to that world number one position forever. As far as Olympics is concerned, people are expecting me to deliver but I will be happy as long as I give my best," he said.
First Published: Jul 19, 2012 16:59 IST