Tokyo Olympics: India has high hopes for javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.© Twitter
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday urged the 26-member Indian athletics team in Tokyo to enjoy the pressure and not be upset during the Games as he joined the Indian Athletics Federation to deliver online submissions. At the virtual event, Tendulkar told them to continue their dream of winning an Olympic medal. “A lot of people say there’s a win or a loss in the sport but my message is that the loss has to be for the opponent and the win is for you. You should go for the medal,” Tendulkar said.
“Don’t stop pursuing your dream and the medal you have on your neck should be playing the National Anthem and Flying high tri-color,” he added.
The track area will have 47 members, including 26 athletes. There will be 11 coaches, eight assistants, a team doctor and a team leader.
The contingent leaves for Tokyo on July 23rd. Tendulkar put pressure on a friend who is a friend in every sport and it is crucial to focus on better performance.
“People’s hope has grown because of improving your performance. That’s a good thing. I’ve always had pressure or hope from people. You have to change to being a positive energy,” they said.
The athletics tests will be held from July 30 to August 8 and the expectations of India are mainly those of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
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