Former Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on July 23 stated that he’s assured of the Indian Olympic contingent to return dwelling with 8-12 medals from the Tokyo Video games.
For India 6-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom and males’s hockey group skipper Manpreet Singh had been India’s flag bearers on the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony. Wrestler Bajrang Punia would be the flag bearer on the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 video games on August 8.
Yogeshwar whereas chatting with ANI talked in regards to the excessive expectations your complete nation has on the athletes saying “Now we have excessive expectations from our athletes. The whole nation is praying for our athletes and we hope that we win loads of medals. I feel we will win 8-12 medals this time round.”
Yogeshwar expects the wrestling contingent to win 2 to three medals. He additionally stated that the athletes are “hungry” to win medals and he additionally believes that they may have a greater displaying than the London Olympics.
Former Indian weightlifter Karnam Malleswari echoed Yogeshwar’s sentiments saying “We’re pondering positively if we take a look at the efficiency prior to now years, Mirabai Chanu has been performing effectively and I’ve excessive hopes for her. It relies upon rather a lot on planning, this time round, Mirabai has deliberate effectively and we hope that she’s going to win the medal. I feel we will win 10-12 medals.”
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Opening Ceremony
A complete of 25 members from the Indian contingent attended the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Video games which was held on July 23 at 4:30 PM IST amid COVID-19 issues within the Japanese capital.
The opening ceremony occurred at Japan’s new Nationwide Stadium. Sadly, spectators weren’t allowed to witness the ceremony dwell on account of COVID pandemic issues.
A complete of 127 athletes throughout 18 sports activities disciplines from India are taking part in Olympics. That is the biggest-ever contingent India is sending to any Olympics. The 69 cumulative occasions throughout the 18 sport disciplines that India will take part in can be the very best ever for the nation.