“All of the athletes of the Indian contingent at #Tokyo2020 are satisfaction of the nation. Be part of the nation to want all of them highest as they’re raring to go and provides their finest to carry laurels for the nation,” Naveen tweeted.
5 athletes from Odisha — Dutee Chand, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas, Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo — are collaborating on the Olympics. Apart from, para shuttler Pramod Bhagat has additionally certified for the Paralympics and is among the favourites to win a medal.
Naveen had earlier introduced money awards for athletes from the state profitable medals in Tokyo. Prize cash of Rs 6 crore was introduced for profitable gold whereas Rs 4 crore and Rs 2.5 crore, respectively, can be given for silver and bronze medals.
Hockey legend, Olympian and former India captain Dilip Tirkey additionally wished the athletes and stated the video games are a real celebration of sports activities and sportsmanship.
“Our athletes braved the Covid-19 pandemic and are keen to place their finest efforts on the Tokyo Olympics. Our medal prospects look very promising this time. So far as Indian males’s hockey workforce is anxious, it appears one of many strongest groups,” stated Tirkey.
State sports activities and youth companies division has additionally launched a particular marketing campaign to want the athletes for the Olympics. Many sportsstars, politicians, bureaucrats and common public cheered for the athletes.
State sports activities minister Tusharkanti Behera additionally joined the nation to want the athletes. “Greater than 100 athletes together with six from Odisha are collaborating within the sports activities extravaganza. I hope lots of them will make us proud by profitable medals. Now we have excessive hopes from the athletes of our state,” stated Behera.