PIX: Bhavani Devi, Sushila start training in Tokyo

In a bid to conquer the Olympic Games being organised in the midst of the pandemic, the Indian contingent began its preparations. 

27-year-old Bhavani Devi is the first Indian ever to qualify for the women’s sabre fencing event.

Bhavani, who reached Tokyo on Tuesday, wasted no time to start her training.

On Wednesday, the Sports Association of India released some pictures of Bhavani Devi practicing.

‘Here are glimpses from Sabre Fencer, @IamBhavaniDevi’s first training session at @Tokyo2020

Games Village. Share your wishes and messages for her with #Cheer4India,’ SAI wrote alongside the pictures.

Sushila Devi Likmabam is also the only Indian Judoka to qualify for Tokyo Olympics.

‘Here’s a peek at Judoka Shushila Devi’s training session at the Kodokan International Judo Centre at @Tokyo2020 Games village,’ SAI tweeted.

Archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das, table tennis players G Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal, badminton players PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth, and India’s lone gymnast Pranati Nayak started practicing on Monday. 

The players of the sailing team, including V Saravanan, began their preparations on Sunday itself. Apart from Saravanan (men’s laser category), Netra Kumanan, KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar all reached in Tokyo last week. 

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