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Tokyo Olympics: Shushila Devi to train in Delhi before departure

Shushila Devi is one of the rising prospects in Indian judo and is a contender to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. However, before she takes off for Tokyo, she would train and finetune her skills in Delhi.

Tokyo Olympics: Shushila Devi to train in Delhi before departure-ayh
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New Delhi, First Published Jul 4, 2021, 6:05 PM IST
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The Indian contingent is preparing hard for the upcoming Olympic Games, slated from July 23 in Tokyo. India would be competing in many sports during the global event, while Judo happens to be one of them.

Meanwhile, as far as Judo is concerned, Shushila Devi is a rising star in the sport and is a medal prospect in this Olympics. However, before she flies out to Tokyo, she is all set to train and finetune her skills in Delhi.

According to the Sports Authority of India, Shushila would take part in the final training event on July 9, where her two teammates (Mongjam Kabita Devi and Ningthoujam Sarda Devi) would accompany her. The camp would be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, while her teammates, a physiotherapist and a masseuse, are already quarantining at the venue's complex.

"The government is ensuring that all Tokyo-bound athletes get the best possible assistance and that their preparations for the Games are on track," told SAI in a statement, reports PTI. Before she and her coach Jiwan Sharma depart for Tokyo, they would receive their second vaccination dose in the meantime at the capital.

Currently, Shushila is at the Chateau Gontier in France, where she is wrapping up her month-long training approved by the Mission Olympic Cell. While she happens to be a silver medalist during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she would be eyeing her maiden Olympic medal this term.

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