Episode 5: Training with the World's Best


The team travels again, this time to India where they train and compete against the best air rifle shooters in the world. Pressure begins to build and Nicco helps each competitor face the anxiety and nerves. Unfortunately, COVID-19 puts a wrench in their Olympic dreams, postponing the 2020 games a whole year.

 

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About Taking Refuge: Target Tokyo 2020

After quitting competitive shooting at the end of Rio 2016Niccolo Campriani needed a new direction.

Inspired by the first Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) at the Rio Games and a visit to a refugee camp in Zambia, Italy's three-time gold medallist wanted to make good use of his status as an Olympic champion.

Campriani decided he would find a couple of refugees based near his home in Lausanne and help them try to achieve the Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) in 10m air rifle which would make them eligible to compete at Tokyo 2020.

He ended up with three novice shooters - KhaoulaMahdi and Luna - with 'Taking Refuge' detailing their journey from being selected by Campriani through to international competitions against established athletes.

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