Modi gives Rio athletes send-off


ATHLETES bound for the Rio Olympics, including India’s opening ceremony flag-bearer Abhinav Bindra and wrestling ace Yogeshwar Dutt, hailed the send-off given by prime minister Narendra Modi, who interacted individually with each of them here on Monday (4). At a function at Manekshaw Centre, Modi wished luck to each of the sportspersons for the August 5-21 Games. Later, he took to Twitter also to extend his good wishes. He also responded to the tweets posted by the Rio-bound team. Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, who will make his final appearance at Rio, said, “For the first time ever…

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