Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina leave for the Games
Posted On July 19, 2021
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 19 (ANI): Indian tennis contingent flag bearer Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina are now heading to Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics.
The Sania and Ankita duo were spotted at Hyderabad airport on Monday, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) confirmed. Earlier this month, Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina were confirmed to represent India in women’s doubles at Tokyo 2020 following the official announcement of entries.
Sania is now set to become the first female athlete to represent India at four Olympics when she takes part in Tokyo 2020, which is scheduled to start on July 23, while Ankita Raina will make her event debut. Lighthouse.
Indian tennis ace Sumit Nagal has also qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics on the basis of retirement in men’s singles and will join the pair in Japan.
So far, the first batch of Indian athletes for the Tokyo Olympics have landed in the Japanese capital. The boxing team, led by legendary MC Mary Kom, badminton ace PV Sindhu, archers Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari, along with India’s men’s and women’s hockey teams, reached Tokyo on Sunday.
So far, athletes and support staff from 13 different disciplines – badminton, archery, hockey, judo, swimming, weightlifting, gymnastics, shooting, boxing, rowing, sailing, weightlifting and table tennis – reached Japan.
The remaining contingent, including the wrestling and track teams, are expected to join them soon. (ANI)