Tokyo: The association said 148 Indian athletes, including those eligible to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, have been vaccinated with the coronavirus.
Of the 148 players, 17 have taken two doses of vaccines. Narinder Batra, president of the Indian Association, said the remaining 131 players had taken the first dose. The 148 players will include players who can participate in the Tokyo Olympics starting on July 23.
Apart from these, 13 of those eligible to participate in the Paralympics have first dose vaccination
100 00:00:00 At the same time, two people have taken two doses of vaccination. The Paralympics begin on August 24.
A total of 163 players have been vaccinated with the first dose till May 20, including para athletes. At the same time, 87 of the officers involved in the competition related activities have taken the first dose and 23 have taken two doses.
It may be noted that more than 90 Indian players and players have so far qualified to participate in the Tokyo tournament.
Tamil Nadu fencing player Bhavani Devi, who is undergoing special training with Italy as a centre, took the first vaccine yesterday. He had posted a picture in this regard on his Twitter