Updated: July 9, 2021 10:16:38 am
Pawan Singh, the Joint Secretary General of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), has been selected as the first ever Indian juror for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games.
Singh is a resident of Pune and is founder-director of the Gun For Glory Shooting Academy in Balewadi.
A total of 26 jury members will officiate at the Olympics of which six will be from Japan and the rest from other countries. Singh was the competition manager of the recent ISSF World Cup in New Delhi and his work was appreciated by the ISSF. He has also worked as a Result Timing Score (RTS) Jury in different World Cups.
Singh said, “For any sport to grow, there have to be four pillars, namely athletes, coaches, federation and judges/jury. A lot of efforts have been taken for the upliftment of sports. Currently, three pillars have become very strong at the global level, which are athletes, coaches and federation. Athletes and coaches have got the necessary training. Meanwhile, the federations have established themselves well using their connections. Sadly, not much has been done to strengthen the position of jury/judges in the system. To motivate the judges and jury, there is no recognition or career-path.”
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