Eight seasoned players -- are part of the 16-member strong squad. The team captain will be announced later, said HI
The Minister lauded Sai Praneeth for making it to Tokyo Games and presented a cheque for Rs 5 lakh as a token of appreciation.
The Indian lifter is ranked second in the women's 49kg category with 4133,6172 points in her kitty.
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Assistant secretary Vinod Tomar defended the decision.
It will start with support for athletes who are a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) development group expected to participate in Olympics 2024 and beyond.
As per the norms, the number of officials travelling to Olympics cannot be more than one-third of the athletes' contingent.
The 26-year-old Vinesh can now win her third gold in as many tournaments this season, having won titles in Matteo Pellicone (March) and Asian Championship (April).
IOA dropped Li Ning as its official kit sponsor for the Olympics and stated that the country's athletes will wear unbranded apparel during the Tokyo Games
The Indian men's hockey team is scheduled to begin its campaign on July 24 against New Zealand.
Four shuttlers, Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth, N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, failed to make the cut owing to cancellation of tournaments due to the pandemic.
Punia will remain with the team till July 5 for the training camp that has been organised by the Polish Federation.
The doubles duo follows in the footsteps of Sindhu who practices at this venue
If only the Covid-19 pandemic had not happened it would have been a different story, said the badminton player
The selection of the final 16 players who will represent the country in Tokyo is awaited and Toppo said there is no dearth of talent in the squad with several youngsters rising the ranks.
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