Judo a priority sport for India, will plan its roadmap to 2024 and 2028 Olympics, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
Rijiju said the government is working hand-in-gloves with the national federation of the game in creating a strong talent pool keeping in mind the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.
Asian Games 2018: Indian judokas Harshdeep Singh Brar, Garima Choudhary crash out in pre-quarterfinals
Hardeep lost to South Korea's Seungsu Lee 3-10 in the round of 16 of the men's 81kg category.
Asian Games 2018: How Garima Chaudhary's 81-second first-round loss at London Olympics helped her grow as a judoka
How Garima Chaudhary emerged a better judoka after her 81-second ouster from the London Olympics
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said.
As the nation rests its hopes on the promising 24-year-old judoka, one of Avtar Singh’s biggest supporters, his parents, might not be able to make it to the Olympics.