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LIVE: PM Narendra Modi interacts with Indian athletes going to Tokyo Olympics — Updates, Blog

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the country's athletes bound for Tokyo Olympics. Follow LIVE updates.

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi  (Source: narendramodi.in)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 13 July 2021 12:45 PM GMT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the country's athletes bound for Tokyo Olympics virtually at 5 pm today. Over 120 athletes from India have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, making it the biggest Indian contingent ever for the quadrennial Games.

Follow our LIVE blog for minute-by-minute updates of Prime Minster's interaction with Indian players.

Live Updates

  • 13 July 2021 12:45 PM GMT

    PM Narendra Modi concludes

    The day is not that far when winning becomes a habit for India. I just hope you give your best efforts without taking pressure. I urge everyone to cheer for India. I wish you all the best,

  • 13 July 2021 12:35 PM GMT

    Sania Mirza

    The facilities have improved in India, I hope more players emerge from India. I am looking forward to playing with Ankita.

    Today, Indians have a belief that even non-cricketers can have good performances. The last Olympic cycle has been quite productive.

    I returned after giving birth to my son. I see plenty of changes today. 

  • 13 July 2021 12:31 PM GMT

    Manpreet Singh

    We kept on training to our core. We studied our opponents very well.  We feel proud carrying forward Indian hockey's legacy. 

  • 13 July 2021 12:30 PM GMT

    Sajan Prakash

    My mother is my everything. She helped me to come over all the struggles and helped me in everything.

    I was in rehab recovering injury for 18 months. We couldn't go to the pool for a long time. However, my coach and support team helped me a lot. 

  • 13 July 2021 12:27 PM GMT

    Vinesh Phogat

    I have a lot of people's expectations on me. I will fulfil my family's legacy by winning a medal. 

    My family's support has been incredible. I push myself further thinking about my family,

  • 13 July 2021 12:23 PM GMT

    Manika Batra

    I seek a lot of motivation from children. Dancing is also like a stress buster for me. I gives me confidence. 

  • 13 July 2021 12:19 PM GMT

    Sharath Kamal

    The COVID outbreak broke our concentration last year. But this year, we only focussed on Olympics. We should always maintain the safety protocols or we can be out of Olympics. 

    Sports have become more professional today in India. The govt has given a lot of importance to sports. More opportunities have opened up. Parents are also confident today about sending their children to sports.

  • 13 July 2021 12:15 PM GMT

    Saurabh Chaudhury

    I meditate and practice yoga every day. Am thankful that everyone has faith in me.

  • 13 July 2021 12:13 PM GMT

    Elavenil Valarivan

    I took up a lot of sports but found shooting to be the most exciting. That's how I became passionate for sports. 

    I started shooting during the third standard. My training and education were facilitated by Sanskardham in Gujarat. Many people were behind my success.

  • 13 July 2021 12:09 PM GMT

    PV Sindhu

    I have been training in Gochibowli Stadium since February. I am thankful to the government for allowing me to train in an Olympic standard stadium.

    PM Modi says, "I will eat ice-cream with you, if you succeed"

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