INDIA TEAM DEPARTS FOR 3rd SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
A team of 68 members, including 46 young athletes departed on Tuesday morning to participate in the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games being held in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
This is the largest ever Indian contingent to the Youth Olympic Games with 46 young athletes having qualified to compete in 13 sports. Recurve Archery will see 2 athletes, 7 in Athletic events, 2 in Badminton, 1 in Boxing, teams of 9 each in Men’s and Women’s Hockey 5s, 1 in Judo, 2 in Rowing, 4 in Shooting, 1 in Sport Climbing, 2 in Swimming, 2 in Table Tennis, 2 in Weightlifting and 2 in Wrestling.
The team were given a ravishing send off by the Indian Olympic Association on October 1 at New Delhi. In the Send-off ceremony held Monday evening, Honourable Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who was the Chief Guest wished good luck to the athletes.
The India Team is being led by Chef de Mission Gurudatta D. Bhakta. The Games will take place from 6 to 18 October 2018.