Olympic preparations: Narang, Sushil meet parliamentary standing committee – other sports

Olympic medallists Gagan Narang and Sushil Kumar on Wednesday met the parliamentary standing committee fashioned to observe and help in Indian athletes’ preparations for subsequent yr’s Tokyo Games and past. The parliamentary standing committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), headed by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, is monitoring the medal preparedness of athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics subsequent summer season.

“We have shared our views, from the athlete’s perspective, on what needs to be done to ensure our preparations are great heading into the Tokyo Olympics,” Narang, who gained a bronze medal on the 2012 London Games, instructed PTI.

“We expressed our views on 2021 and beyond and generally about Indian sports. Both Sushil and I have represented India in multiple Olympics and shared the cumulative experience of having played in seven-eight Games,” the rifle shooter added.

Narang posed for {a photograph} with the 2-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil after their interplay with members of the involved division at Parliament House Annexe within the nationwide capital. The committee had earlier known as for a presentation by National Sports Federation (NSF) of 5 disciplines which can be touted to provide the Indian workforce medals within the Olympics.

India is more likely to area a robust contingent on the Games, which was pushed again by a yr to 2021 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In the final version in 2016, India managed to win solely two medals — silver for PV Sindhu in badminton and bronze for Sakshi Malik in wrestling.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has inspired athletes for subsequent yr’s Games to get vaccinated.

“This will be no requirement,” Bach stated after touring the Olympic village by the Tokyo Bay.

“But we will encourage athletes when it is possible to have a vaccination because it is better for their health. It is also the demonstration of solidarity with their fellow athletes and the Japanese people.”

Spread the love
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!