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Army Mission Olympic Wing: Indian Army is training Over 450 athletes.

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Indian Army is currently training over 450 athletes for the upcoming Olympic game, so Indians can also win more gold in Olympics like Neeraj Chopra. The Army Mission Olympic Wing is an initiative by the Indian Army to identify and train promising sportspersons in 11 disciplines for various national and international competitions. According to army officials, there are five nodes in the Mission Olympics Wing: Rowing node, Marksmanship node (for shooters), Equestrian node, Sailing node and Army Sports Institute (ASI).

After joining the army in May 2016, Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was selected for training under the Mission Olympics Wing. He won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Subedar Neeraj Copra, the 23-year-old son of a farmer from Panipat in Haryana, produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the javelin throw finals last Saturday to end India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.

Army Mission Olympic Wing:-

Army officials said the Army Sports Institute (ASI) is training over 200 senior athletes in seven disciplines: athletics, archery, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, fencing and diving. Around 100 shooters are getting training under the marksmanship node. Around 90, 50 and 10 senior athletes are being trained currently under rowing node, sailing node and equestrian node, respectively, the officials stated.

16 soldiers from the army were part of the Indian contingent that took part in the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Milkha Singh popularly known as “The Flying Sikh” was recruited as a Sepoy in 1951. A track and field sprinter, he was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He was the only Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at Commonwealth Games till 2012. He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

There are so many Army athletes who win the medal in various disciplines you check the list of Army athletes from the below link- Click Here

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