Tokyo Olympics: BAI secretary meets Kiren Rijiju to discuss shuttlers’ Olympic preparations

Tokyo Olympics: BAI secretary Ajay Singhania meets Kiren Rijiju to discuss shuttlers' Olympic preparations ahead of Tokyo Games
Tokyo Olympics: BAI secretary Ajay Singhania meets Kiren Rijiju to discuss shuttlers' Olympic preparations ahead of Tokyo Games

Tokyo Olympics: BAI secretary meets Kiren Rijiju to discuss shuttlers’ Olympic preparations-  Badminton Association of India (BAI) secretary-general Ajay Singhania on Monday called on sports minister Kiren Rijiju to apprise him of the preparation of Indian shuttlers for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

“On BAI President @himantabiswa’s advice, GS Ajay Singhania today met Hon’ble Sports Minister @KirenRijiju &updated him about the status & immediate needs of Tokyobound #badminton players. The Minister is upbeat about preparation &wished shuttlers to bring laurels for the nation,” BAI tweeted.

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan’s fate in Tokyo Games dependent on other countries

Tokyo Olympics: BAI secretary meets Kiren Rijiju to discuss shuttlers’ Olympic preparations

World champion and Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu, World Championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth and world no.10 men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have qualified for the Tokyo Games.

The BAI had recently written to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to allow four coaches, including chief coach Pullela Gopichand, and two physios to travel with the four shuttlers to Tokyo.

The sports ministry had decided against sending its delegation to Tokyo Olympics to accommodate “maximum” support staff, including coaches and physios, for the athletes competing in the Summer Games.

Also Read: Tokyo Olympics: हौसला अफजाई के लिए भारतीय ओलंपिक दल को आधिकारिक विदाई देंगे प्रधानमंत्री मोदी

For more sports news and Olympics latest updates, follow us at insidesport.co