Olympic medalists and other athletes return from Tokyo.
Indian athletes from Tokyo returned on Monday for the closing ceremony of the unusual Olympic event. “The sports team is back.
At the airport, fans were greeted with rage and confusion, hurrying to see their sports heroes.
The athletes were greeted by a delegation from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) led by director-general Sandeep Pradhan and Adille Sumariwala, President of the Indian Athletics Federation.
Party leader Bharatiya Janata Tejasvi Surya greets gold medal winner in javelin throw Neeraj Chopra at Delhi International Airport.
Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games on Saturday. The most dramatic result was the bronze medalist Birang Punia. Seeing fans waving and cheering from the SUV hatch, Birang Punia was hugged by several fans as she exited the airport and violated all traffic laws.
On arrival, the athletes were presented with wreaths and garlands, and the airport staff applauded them as they fled into total chaos. Then the Minister of Sports Anurag Thakur delivered a congratulatory speech tonight. KT Irfan, who competed in 20K, said, “This is the first time I have accepted this kind of reception.
This year's matches will be Covid-19 restricted and all events will be held in private. More than 11,000 athletes from 200 countries will take part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. India sent 228 delegations to the Olympics, including over 120 athletes.
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