India’s Chef-De-Mission At Paris Olympics: Former Shooter Ronjan Sodhi Throws In Hat After Mary Kom Pulls Out

India’s Chef-De-Mission At Paris Olympics: Former Shooter Ronjan Sodhi Throws In Hat After Mary Kom Pulls Out

Legendary boxer MC Mary Kom withdrew from the publish on April 21 citing private causes. The IOA had named Mary Kom for the celebrated publish on April 12.



Up to date: April 25, 2024 3:32 PM IST


By PTI

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Ronjan Sodhi

New Delhi: Khel Ratna awardee shooter Ronjan Sodhi has thrown his hat into the ring for the publish of chef-de-mission of the Indian contingent on the Olympic Video games in Paris later this yr. The a number of World Cup, Asian Video games and Commonwealth Video games medallist’s choice to ship his candidature for the celebrated publish comes after six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom lately stepped down because the chef-de-mission on account of private causes.

The IOA had introduced the appointment of the celebrated boxer, additionally a bronze-medallist on the 2012 London Olympics, on March 21 however she determined to step down on April 12. Confirming the event, Ajay Narang, government assistant to Indian Olympic Affiliation president PT Usha, instructed PTI on Thursday that the IOA had acquired an e-mail and a letter from Sodhi for the publish of chef-de-mission for the Video games, scheduled from July 26 until August 11.

“We have now acquired a letter and an e-mail (from Sodhi). Dr. Usha and EC members will determine when that (choice to nominate a Chef-de-Mission) goes to occur.” Narang mentioned he had no thought when the title can be introduced.

“These are delicate points, there are various different issues concerned, together with accreditation and lots of different businesses get entangled into taking such a call. I won’t be able to offer a pointer as a result of I do not know,” mentioned Narang on when and who can be appointed the chef-de-mission.

“Dr Usha is conscious of it (letter and e-mail), however proper now she is in Kerala making ready for elections. The choice can solely be taken in Could.” Requested if every other names had been within the fray, Narang mentioned he had no thought. Sodhi, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Video games gold medallist and and two-time World Cup Last winner in double-trap capturing, mentioned he had despatched his credentials to the IOA.

“Being former world No. 1 and world file holder and a number of World Cup medallist and an Olympian, I deem myself match (for the publish). I’m additionally mentoring loads of younger, budding sportspersons throughout totally different disciplines and never simply capturing,” mentioned Sodhi, the Khel Ratna awardee in 2013. “I’ll solely go there (Paris) and study for the betterment of Indian sport,” he added.



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