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Rio Olympics 2016: Shooter Chain Singh to be discharged from hospital today

Chain Singh won a bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in 50m rifle 3 positions. 

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 14:35
Rio Olympics 2016: Shooter Chain Singh to be discharged from hospital today
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New Delhi: India's Rio Olympic-bound rifle shooter Chain Singh, who was hospitalised in Lausanne, Switzerland after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and pneumonia, is set to be discharged from the hospital today and will soon resume training.

The 27-year-old shooter developed a condition where the veins of the patient have blood clots which results in trouble in breathing.

It came as a setback but National Rifle Association of India secretary Rajiv Bhatia said there was nothing to worry about and he is being getting ready to be discharged.

"He was not keeping well as he had pneumonia, but he is ok now, and will be discharged today. He will also resume his training," Bhatia said.

Chain Singh has been training with fellow shooters Gagan Narang and Apurvi Chandela in Lausanne for the sporting extravaganza beginning August 5 in Rio de Janiero.

Chain Singh is scheduled to participate in 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle 3 positions at the Games.

He will be flying out to Rio on August 1.

Chain Singh won a bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in 50m rifle 3 positions. 

PTI
First Published: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 14:31

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