More than 100 athletes have qualified from India for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The first batch of players will leave for Tokyo on July 17
PM Modi started #cheer4india campaign
Indian athletes are going to leave for the Tokyo Olympics in a few days. In such a situation, the whole country is cheering its players. PM Narendra Modi has also started a campaign named #cheer4india to boost the spirits of the players. Indian cricketers also joined this campaign and wished the players going to Tokyo.
More than 100 athletes from India have qualified for the Olympics. The games were scheduled to be held last year but due to Corona, it was postponed for a year. Now this game is going to start from 23rd July. Hockey captain Manpreet Singh and London Olympics bronze medalist boxer MC Mary Kom will be India’s flag bearers during the opening ceremony. Top wrestler Bajrang Punia has been made the country’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony to be held on August 8.
Cricketers cheered the players
The BCCI congratulated the players by sharing a special video. He wrote in the tweet, ‘BCCI is proudly involved with the Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in extending their full support to the athletes of India for the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes have worked hard and are eager to go. Let us cheer them together. #Cheer4India’
They have trained hard and are raring to go.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 10, 2021
In the video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, players like Mithali, Rohit, Virat Kohli, Jemima Rodrigues, Ajinkya Rahane, Harleen Deol were seen saying ‘cheer for India’ for India.
BCCI gave Rs 10 crore to IOA
The BCCI had recently announced that it would provide Rs 10 crore for the preparation and training of the players. The board official said that this fund will be used for the preparation and other purposes of our top players who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The mode of payment will be decided after talking to the Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association.
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