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Indian star eyes Olympic Games ticket

26th December 2018, 17:47 by Simon Barlow

Shubhankar Sharma has set his eyes on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and believes there is no dearth of talent in Indian golf.

The 22-year-old, a winner of two European tour titles, is working hard to earn an invitation to the multi-sports event which will be held in Japan.

"Ever since I took the club in hand my objective has been to display my best," he told the Times of India.

"It is motivating that results so far are good and I will try to keep the same in the future as well."

Sharma's meteoric rise has also seen him bag two top-20s on the PGA tour, including an impressive tied-9th at the WGC Mexico Championship and a tied-7th finish at the Hero Indian Open.

About Olympic preparations, he said: "Representing the country in Olympics is everyone's dream. However, it is not easy to get the ticket as only two players from a nation will get the berth. But I am confident of qualifying in Tokyo."

And, regarding the popularity of golf in India, he added: "It is true there are few spectators for golf in India. This is where both government and private companies can play an important role. There is no dearth of talent as several youngsters want to play this game but due to several reasons it is not happening."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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