Tokyo [Japan], July 18 (ANI): Indian Badminton Group spearheaded by PV Sindhu and Boxing group lead by Mary Kom has reached the Olympics Village after they have been examined on their arrival on the Tokyo airport on Sunday.

Earlier within the day, an 88 member Indian contingent together with 54 athletes arrived in Tokyo for the Tokyo 2020 Video games which will get underway from July 23. Athletes and assist workers in eight disciplines Badminton, Archery, Hockey, Judo, Swimming, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and Desk Tennis arrived in Tokyo.

The Indian Boxing group arrived in Tokyo from Italy. The India boxers had skilled laborious for the showpiece occasion in Italy and departed for Tokyo on Saturday.

The lads’s boxing aspect includes primary and Asian Video games champion Panghal (52kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), and Satish Kumar (91kg). The ladies’s squad consists of Mary Kom (51kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Pooja Rani (75kg).

The primary batch of Indian athletes was given a proper send-off on Saturday at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport. The athletes have been addressed and despatched their finest needs by Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities, and Nisith Pramanik, Minister of State, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities.

The ceremony on Saturday was additionally attended by Narinder Dhruv Batra, President, Indian Olympic Affiliation; Rajeev Mehta, Secretary-Basic, Indian Olympic Affiliation, and Sandip Pradhan, Director-Basic, SAI amongst different dignitaries to make sure the protection of gamers, entry into the occasion was solely allowed of dignitaries and different officers who had a unfavourable COVID take a look at report.

Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23 and the Video games will run as much as August 8 this yr. The occasion was slated to be held final yr, however it was postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. (ANI)

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