Rifle shooter Chain Singh, who is a part of the Indian shooting team for Rio Olympics has suffered a dreadful setback ahead of the Games. Chain has been hospitalized in Lausanne, Switzerland and is currently being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and pneumonia.
Pulmonary embolism is a condition where the veins of the patient have blood clots in them which results in trouble in breathing.
Chain has been training with his fellow shooters Gagan Narang and Apurvi Chandela in the city.
Speaking about Singh’s condition, Army Marksmanship Unit’s commanding officer, Colonel Lalit Sharma told Times of India, “He (Singh) 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 (about) and according to the doctors, he can resume training after four to five days.”
The Army shooter was scheduled to fly to Rio on Sunday, but will have to delay his flight now. Sharma also informed that Singh is not allowed to fly to Rio at the moment and will be joining the shooting team by August 2.
“He is being looked after well there. The sports ministry is helping by managing the finances for hospitalisation and other expenses,” added Sharma.
This will certainly effect Chain’s preparations for the Games where he is scheduled to participate in the 50m rifle prone and 50m rifle three position events along with Gagan Narang.