First batch of Olympic-bound Indian athletes to go away on July 14: IOA official | Tokyo Olympics Information

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CHENNAI: Indian Olympic Affiliation Secretary Common Rajeev Mehta on Saturday stated first batch of the nation’s Tokyo-bound Olympic athletes will depart by an Air India chartered flight on July 14.
Mehta additional knowledgeable that the remainder of the contingent will journey between July 16 and 19.
Upon reaching Tokyo, all athletes and officers should serve three days of quarantine.
“We could have three days of quarantine. The day of arrival is termed because the zero day. After quarantine, we will transfer round,” the IOA official stated at an occasion organised by the YOUTHINK Basis and Sunshine Senior Secondary College right here to felicitate a few of the Indian athletes, who’ve certified for the Tokyo Olympics.
“The primary batch of the Indian contingent, comprising athletes and officers, for the Olympics will depart in an Air India chartered flight on July 14. The remainder of the officers will journey between July 16 and 19,” Mehta was quoted as saying in a press launch.
The Tokyo Olympics might be held from July 23 to August 8.
Mehta conceded that the COVID-19 pandemic has to some extent affected Indian athletes’ preparation for the Video games.
“…(however) Group India is all set for the Video games, with 115 athletes attaining qualification to date in 18 sports activities, together with a historic first in fencing,” he stated.
Tamil Nadu’s C A Bhavani Devi has develop into the first-ever fencer from India to seal a spot within the Olympics.
Desk tennis participant G Sathiyan, who has certified for his maiden Olympics, stated that it might be difficult to play within the absence of followers however their help from house would nonetheless assist them to remain motivated.
Throughout the occasion, Bhavani Devi stated being a girl she confronted a number of challenges to realize success in her sport.
The occasion was additionally attended by ace paddler A sharath Kamal and sprinter Dutee Chand.

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