Long-serving national shooting coach Sunny Thomas has offered his resignation to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) after 19 years at the helm during which India won four Olympic medals in the sport.

“I have tendered my resignation. It’s been 19 years and now I thought of moving on,” Thomas told PTI. “But I am not cutting off my ties with shooting. I will continue my involvement with the sport,” the jovial Keralite added.

A Dronacharya awardee, Thomas has been around for a long time and watched several Olympics as India’s shooting coach, besides managing the team in other international tournaments, including Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cups and World championships during his tenure.

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