Tokyo: Indian shooting team arrived in Tokyo on Saturday ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games, which is scheduled to be underway from July 23.
Upon arrival, samples of the shooting contingent for COVID-19 examination have been collected and the team is now waiting for the results.
On July 16, the Indian shooting contingent for Tokyo Olympics 2020 arrived in Amsterdam from their Zagreb base in Croatia. Abhishek Verma, Saurabh Choudhary, Anjum Moudgil and Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar headline India’s shooting squad for the Olympic Games.
The Indian team had an incredible medal-winning performance at ISSF World Cup in New Delhi and Croatia. The medal count was less in Croatia than in New Delhi because of less representation. In New Delhi, 52 shooters competed, while only 14 Indian shooters were in the fray in Croatia.
The Indian shooting team for Tokyo Olympics consists of Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan, Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant, Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal, and Rahi Sarnobat.
Furthermore, the Indian archery team spearheaded by Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari has left for Tokyo to take part in the Olympic Games as well.
“Way to Tokyo. The Journey begins. This is the first time we are getting the privileges to have a very comfortable journey. Thank you so much @Media_SAI @Anurag_Office @KirenRijiju @PMOIndia,” TheAtanuDas tweeted.
Way to Tokyo. The Journey begins.This is the first time we are getting the privileges to have a very comfortable journey. Thank you so much 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @Media_SAI @Anurag_Office @KirenRijiju @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/jGP6oUaBiJ
— TheAtanuDas (@ArcherAtanu) July 17, 2021
From India, a total of 126 athletes across 18 sports disciplines will be heading to Tokyo. This is also the biggest-ever contingent that India has ever sent to any Olympics.
Earlier today, the first case of coronavirus has been detected at the Games village. As per NHK World, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organising committee said the infected person is a foreign national who was staying at the Athletes’ village.