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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu, Sharath Kamal begin training ahead of Games | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

July 19, 2021

TOKYO: Ahead of the upcoming Olympics, the Indian badminton and table tennis contingent on Monday started their training in Tokyo.
Shuttlers PV Sindhu and Sai Praneeth hit the court running, while paddlers Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also started their training.
Men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also began their training ahead of the Olympics with their coach Mathias Boe.
Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu has been given a comparatively easier path in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, beginning July 23. Sindhu is part of Group J of women’s singles and she has been seeded sixth.

The 2019 World Champion Sindhu will lock horns with Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi and Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova in the league stage.
Earlier, Indian archers Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Jadhav, and Deepika Kumari kick-started their training on Monday.
The Indian contingent that departed for Tokyo from New Delhi on July 17, after an official send-off at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, safely reached Japan and checked into the Olympics Games Village.
All 88 athletes underwent Covid-19 testing at the airport and were found to be negative. Their PVC cards were also validated at the airport.

Archery would host five events in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics — men’s individual, women’s individual, men’s team, women’s team and mixed team. The event will get underway from July 23 and will run up to July 31 at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field.
Archery is one event where India is yet to win a medal at the Olympics. However, this time around, the country is confident of its contingent as all four qualified competitors go into the competition having done well in their previous competitions.

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