Hamirpur: A grand reception was accorded to ace shooter Subedar Vijay Kumar on his reaching Hamirpur town here today. He was taken to various parts of the town accompanied by an army band. While talking to reporters after the function he said that he had an eye on the London Olympics slated for year 2012. “I am preparing for the London Olympics as I have learnt a lot from Asian Games in China where I won two Bronze medals”, he told reporters here today.
He said that he was happy with the response of the people of the state, adding that it would help the youngsters to come forward to take part in various sports to represent the nation at the Asian and world level.The ace shooter said that there were two reasons for his failure to get gold medal in Asian games. One, the competition was tough and secondly, the wind was blowing from three sides and he was not prepared for that. However, he felt happy about the results. He said that he was mainly concentrating on his own game of snap shooting and was sure that he would win medals at London games.