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July 27, 2021

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Tokyo Olympics: Go for elusive medal, Sachin Tendulkar tells Games-bound track and field athletes

Tokyo Olympics: Go for elusive medal, Sachin Tendulkar tells Video games-bound observe and discipline athletes | Different Sports activities Information

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday (July 20) urged India’s athletics squad for Tokyo Olympics to benefit from the stress and never be slowed down by it throughout the Video games as he joined the nationwide federation in giving them a web based send-off. Within the digital occasion, Tendulkar informed them to chase the dream of profitable an Olympic medal relentlessly.
“Lots of people say there’s win or loss in sport however my message is that the loss must be on your opponent and the win for you. It’s best to go for the medal,” Tendulkar mentioned.
“Do not cease chasing your dream and the dream must be the medal round your neck, Nationwide Anthem enjoying and the tri-colour flying excessive.”
The observe and discipline contingent could have 47 members, together with 26 athletes. There can be 11 coaches, eight help workers, one staff physician and one staff chief. The AFI has named a 26-member staff and the contingent leaves for Tokyo on July 23.
Tendulkar mentioned stress is an athlete’s companion in all sports activities and it’s essential to channelise it into a greater efficiency. “Expectation of individuals has grown due to your improved efficiency. That may be a good factor. I had all the time loved stress or expectation from the individuals. It’s a must to change it to optimistic vitality.”
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, on whom the nation is pinning its hopes to win a medal, agreed with Tendulkar that expectations from the nation’s athletes have elevated due to their good efficiency.
“The nation has expectations from us as a result of we’ve got produced higher efficiency. We are going to do our greatest and attempt to meet the expectations by profitable medal,” Chopra mentioned.
Drawing parallels along with his illustrious cricket profession, Tendulkar mentioned, “I used to be a small boy when India received the World Cup in 1983 and I needed to carry that trophy in the future.
“That day got here in 2011 and no host nation had received the trophy then. That was one of the best second in my life. You can’t want to obtain greater than that.”
He additionally suggested the athletes to face the lean patches of their careers with fortitude. “I had confronted it after I had the tennis elbow and the shoulder surgical procedure. I had needed to play matches to get again and I went to England.
“After enjoying 15-16 years for the nation, chances are you’ll begin considering why one goes by way of all these regiments and routine. However until the time you could have the keenness to play for the nation, you should chase the dream.”
AFI President Adille Sumariwalla additionally hoped that the athletics staff can win the elusive Olympic medal this time. The athletics occasions can be held from July 30 to August 8 and India’s hopes are primarily from Chopra.

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