India will perform better at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

first_imgIndia will perform better at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren RijijuDuring Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international level in many disciplines.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 14:39 IST Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with boxers (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSKiren Rijiju expressed confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be betterRijiju also said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international levelIn the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, India had won only two medals, said RijijuIndia will send a good contingent for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday, expressing confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be better.During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, he also said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international level in many disciplines.”A good number” of contingent would be sent for the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports said.He was responding to a supplementary question on the road map for the Olympics.”We will definitely perform better at Olympics,” the minister said, adding that a task force set up after the previous Olympics has come out with very effective suggestions.In the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, India had won only two medals, he added.Noting that promotion of sports is the primary responsibility of state governments, Rijiju said the Centre supplements efforts of the state government concerned for bridging gaps in sports infrastructure.Read more | After Sourav Ganguly’s call for all-format players, Vinod Kambli says horses for coursesAlso see: For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Nextlast_img read more