Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur has opened up on the continuing controversy involving India’s three wushu gamers who hail from Arunachal Pradesh and have been denied visas by the Chinese language authorities for the nineteenth version of the Asian Video games in Hangzhou. Whereas addressing a bunch of reporters, Thakur mentioned that it was additionally the duty of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to make sure the identical. He commented that dealing with the matter was not good by any requirements.
“As per the Olympic constitution, the gamers ought to have been granted visas. China ought to have granted the visas no matter the place the participant belongs to (in India). Arunachal Pradesh is and can stay an integral a part of India would not matter who says what. India won’t bow down….” mentioned Thakur.
Earlier, the Sports activities Minister cancelled his go to to China forward of the opening ceremony of the Asian Video games which got here as an indication of protest from India after the denial of visas to the wushu gamers. In the meantime, the Indian contingent is slowly making encouraging progress on the medal tally. India have already bagged two gold medals, 4 silver and 7 bronze and are seventh on the ladder.
Nevertheless, regardless of a sluggish begin, India can nonetheless scale the ladder as there are many sporting disciplines the place the nation can nonetheless bag medals. Nikhat Zareen (boxing), Neeraj Chopra (javelin), Lovlina Borgohain are among the many prime medal contenders for India within the particular person disciplines whereas within the staff occasions the Indian males’s hockey staff, the boys’s and girls’s kabaddi staff alongside the boys’s cricket staff may win gold within the days to come back.
The Indian males’s hockey staff particularly is in searing kind and has received two video games on the trot in a convincing means. They kicked off their marketing campaign with a splendid victory over Uzbekistan and have adopted it up with 16-1 win over Singapore.
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