The iconic Howrah Bridge was lit up in Olympic clours to boost the morale of the Indian contingent who are gearing for the Tokyo Olympics. Indian athletes will be in action from the very first day of the Games which kicks off on July 23. On the evening of July 20, the Howrah Bridge was seen donning the colours of the Olympics ring.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways took to Twitter to share a video of the decoration wishing all the Indian athletes the best of luck for the impending Olympics. “Celebrating the Sporting spirit at the greatest sporting arena, Take a glimpse of the dazzling and radiant Howrah Bridge immersed in the colours of #Olympics wishes the Indian Contingent a grand success at #TokyoOlympics,” the caption read.
India sends record number of athletes for Tokyo Olympics
India will be sending a contingent of 127 athletes and 75 officials for the Tokyo Olympics. The contingent will feature 56 percent male and 44 percent female athletes. The Indian team will compete in 78 quota places and the athletes will compete in about 85 medal positions. The contingent is the largest ever to represent India at the Games.
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.
The Indian shooters have undergone their first training session at the Asaka Shooting Range, getting a feel of the venue four days before the Olympics opens. While shuttlers PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and the men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hit the courts along with their coaches. With overseas athletes struggling in the hot and humid conditions of Japan, Indians are expected to excel given that conditions in the Japanese capital are favorable to them.
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