The Tokyo Olympics is only 12 days adrift and the Indian contingent is rearing to go on the grand stage. Ahead of the quadrennial event, the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended their best wishes to the Indian athletes. India will be sending a contingent of around 126 athletes and 75 officials for the Summer Games. The Indian team will compete in 78 quota places and the athletes will compete in about 85 medal positions.
Ace pugilist Mary Kom and men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh have been named India’s flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics. India’s biggest medal hope, wrestler Bajrang Punia will be the flag bearer at the closing ceremony on August 8. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has communicated the decision in this regard to the Organising Committee of the Games on Monday.
BCCI wishes Indian athletes best for Olympics
The governing body took to Twitter to post a video of ace cricketers urging the public to wholeheartedly support the Indian athletes. Skippers Virat Kohli, Mithali Raj along with Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues could be seen in the video extending their best wishes.
“The BCCI proudly joins the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri @narendramodi in extending our wholehearted support to the Team India Athletes @Tokyo2020 They have trained hard and are raring to go. Let us get together and #Cheer4India,” the video was captioned.
The Indian contingent heads to Tokyo eyeing a historic medal bounty. And our athletes are more than capable of fulfilling the dream. With Indian athletes favorites in numerous events, the 32nd Summer Games is all set to go down in history as the country’s best outing in the history of the event.
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