Tokyo Olympics: Indian contingent to include 228 members, together with 119 athletes


IOA president Narinder Batra and Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur wished India’s Olympic-bound athletes in a video interplay with a few of the largest medal hopefuls and PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

Narinder Batra is the Indian Olympic Affiliation president (AFP Picture)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 feminine members
  • This shall be India’s largest ever contingent of athletes on the Olympics
  • India shall be competing in a complete of 85 medal occasions on the Olympics

India shall be sending a 228-member robust contingent for this month’s Tokyo Olympics that may embrace 119 athletes, Indian Olympics Affiliation (IOA) President Narinder Batra confirmed on Tuesday.

Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 feminine members, Batra mentioned throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interplay with Olympic-bound athletes.

Batra additionally revealed that the primary batch of the athletes shall be leaving for Tokyo on July 17. India shall be competing in a complete of 85 medal occasions on the Olympics.

“The overall Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics shall be 228. There shall be 67 male athletes and 52 feminine athletes. We’re combating for 85 medal occasions,” Batra mentioned within the digital interplay.

This shall be India’s largest ever contingent of athletes on the Olympics.

“The primary contingent will depart for Tokyo on July 17. It would have 90 athletes and officers in complete.”

Newly-appointed Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur additionally wished the Tokyo-bound athletes and in addition praised the Prime Minister’s management.

“From 22 States, 119 athletes will symbolize 130-crore Indians in 18 sports activities disciplines in Tokyo Olympics. I really feel that below your (PM) management, our gamers will be capable of give their finest within the Tokyo Olympics,” Anurag Thakur mentioned. (With PTI inputs)



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