December 10, 2022


By ANI

NEW DELHI: Former India grappler Yogeshwar Dutt on Friday mentioned he’s assured of the Indian contingent coming again with 8-12 medals from the Tokyo Olympics.

The Tokyo Olympics will probably be declared open in a while Friday because the Opening Ceremony takes place with boxer Mary Kom and males’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh as India’s flag bearers.

“We now have excessive expectations from our athletes. The whole nation is praying for our athletes and we hope that we win a variety of medals. I feel we can win 8-12 medals this time round. Hockey, badminton, wrestling, all our athletes are in fine condition,” Yogeshwar instructed ANI.

“I feel we are able to win 2-3 medals in wrestling and if God permits, there will probably be good issues to see in wrestling. All our athletes are hungry to win medals. I consider that we are going to have a greater displaying than the London Olympics,” he added.

Former India weightlifter Karnam Malleswari echoed Yogeshwar’s sentiments and mentioned she additionally thinks that India would come again with 10-12 medals.

“We’re considering positively, if we take a look at the efficiency previously years, Mirabai Chanu has been performing properly and I’ve excessive hopes from her. It relies upon lots on planning, this time round, Mirabai has deliberate properly and we hope that she’s going to win the medal. I feel we can win 10-12 medals,” mentioned Malleswari.

Twenty-five members from the Indian contingent will attend the Opening Ceremony to be held on Friday on the Nationwide Stadium amid the COVID-19 issues within the Japanese capital.

Ankita Raina has been added to the listing of gamers who will attend the occasion on Friday night whereas Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal from the Desk Tennis group is not going to attend the ceremony, IOA Secretary Common Rajeev Mehta confirmed on Twitter. Amit, Ashish Kumar, Mary Kom are among the many eight boxers who will probably be current on the operate together with six Indian officers.

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