First batch of 88 strong Indian contingent arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for Olympics.It included 54 athletes in different sports like archery,badminton,table tennis,hockey,judo,gymnastics,swimming and weightlifting.
India’s teen shooter Manu Bhaker is happy after landing at Games Village for Tokyo Olympics.She said she will rest for two days to acclimatise with the timing there before starting training.Manu will have 3 shots at Olympic medal in 10m air pistol,25m pistol and 10m pistol mixed team event.
Indian boxing team’s high performance director Santiago Nieva said Tokyo Olympics is like a final exam after all the hard work done by Indian pugilists.As many as 9 Indian boxers will aim for Olympic medal in Tokyo.
Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia wants no drama in early rounds at Tokyo Olympics.Bajrang is seeded second in men’s 65kg freestyle and will start his campaign on August 6.
Aditi Ashok finished career best tied third at LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.Aditi will compete at Tokyo Olympics also.
Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand was held to a draw by Vladimir Kramnik in the third game of four match No Castling Sparkassen Chess Trophy.
Bucks beat Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA finals on Saturday night.Bucks can win their first title since 1971 on Tuesday.
By Shailesh Padhye