NEW DELHI: The players left with the intention of bringing laurels to the country by giving their best performance in the Olympics, which is called the Grand Kumbh of the Games. On Saturday, 17 July, Indian players left for Japan with the best wishes of the countrymen to participate in the Tokyo Olympics with the largest contingent ever.
Indian shooters are not required to be in quarantine before the Olympic Games and will start practicing from July 19. The Indian shooting contingent reached the Olympic Games Village on Saturday where they were handed over to their rooms. Shooting events will take place at the Asaka Shooting Range, located in Saitama, northwest Tokyo. Shooting competition was also held at the same venue in 1964 Olympics.
NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia said, “They have been allotted rooms in the sports village and they will start practice from July 19.” They do not need to be quarantined or isolated as they have arrived there from Croatia.
The Olympic Games are starting on 23 July. The shooting events will begin the day after the opening ceremony and will last for 10 days.
List of Indian shooters participating in this year’s Olympics. Although all the players are very strong and managed to get a ticket to the Olympics by performing their best, but India is expected to medal from Apurvi, Tejaswini, Sanjeev, Manu Rahi Sarnobat and Chinki.
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