Indian shooter Chain Singh hospitalised in Switzerland ahead of Rio Olympics

Before facing the hardships of the Olympic games itself, Indian shooter Chain Singh has already stumbled upon roadblocks on his way to Rio games. According to a Times of India report, the 27-year-old rifle shooter has been hospitalised in Lausanne, Switzerland after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, a condition where formation of blood clots clog up veins, and pneumonia on Thursday.

Rio Olympics. Getty

Rio Olympics. Getty

According to a News 18 report, the Army shooter has been training with his fellow shooters Gagan Narang and Apurvi Chandela in Switzerland, and will be representing India at the 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle 3 position events at the Rio Olympics.

However the athlete's commanding officer has said the shooter will be able to resume training soon and will be ready for the Olympics.

"He has been admitted to the hospital and will stay there for a few days. He will be getting blood thinner for some days as a part of the treatment. But there is nothing to worry and according to the doctors, he can resume training after four to five days," Army Marksmanship Unit’s commanding officer, Colonel Lalit Sharma was quoted as saying the Times of India report.

Chain Singh won the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event. The shooter was supposed to fly to Rio on Sunday, but due to his condition, he will be joining the rest of the team on 2 August.


Updated Date: Jul 24, 2016 00:26 AM

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