The Indian Navy on Thursday felicitated ace shooters Omkar Singh and Harpreet Singh, who won gold medals in the recently concluded XIXth Commonwealth Games, in a ceremony held at INS Agrani base station in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city.
Harpreet Singh, who was in high spirits on the occasion, said that he is now sweating hard to bag more medals for India in the upcoming Asian Games, which is scheduled to take place in China's Guangzhou city from November 12 to 27.
"Now I am focusing on the forthcoming Asian Games. I am preparing well and hoping to win medal also," said Harpreet Singh.
Omkar Singh said that the gold medals won by him at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, have encouraged many people, who are now showing immense interest in sport of shooting.
"Now a lot of guys and the family members and the children and even old people, who are having some power to hold the pistol have become interested in shooting," said Omkar Singh.
Both the gold medallists believe that India still lacks stars in the sport of shooting and the Central Government should therefore build more shooting ranges and provide better infrastructure to support such players.