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Shooters left in the dark

DNMUM246643 | 6/8/2012 | Author : Tushar Dutt | WC :347

Power failure in Balewadi forces Olympics-bound team to opt for 'dry' practice; top official claims no camp is going on

Picture this: London-bound shooters sitting at the 10m range, waiting for the electricity to come back, so that they can resume their practice at the national camp. After waiting for 30 minutes, they opt for dry practice (practicing without firing bullets) at the 50m range.
The shooting ranges at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex are fortunate enough to host the Indian shooting camp ahead of the London Games, but not well equipped to run it smoothly.
But if you thought this was shocking news, read this: When DNA enquired about the power back-up facility for national shooters, Janak Tekale, the state's deputy director of sports, told this paper that there was no such camp going on in the complex. "There is no camp going on in
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