However, as part of the recommended pathway for the upcoming two CWGs from 2026, they have included T20 (both men and women) as a 'proposed core sport'.
The AFI has identified five states — Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka and Punjab — where 400m aspirants and throwers are aplenty.
The last batch of Indian para athletes, who returned home this evening were the badminton contingent, shooters and recurve archery team.
Waving the tri-colour, people danced to the beat of the dhol and live band, sang and screamed their lungs out to show their appreciation for the medal winners.
As per protocols followed by Indian Olympic Association, the medal winners including gold medallist Neeraj Chopra will be duly made flag bearers in the future multi sporting events.
It should be to Neeraj’s advantage that the likes of Julius Yego (Kenya) and Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago) – have failed to qualify for the final.
After qualifying as second-best on Saturday, Kaur's throw of 63.70m was her best effort in the six rounds of the final that was interrupted by rain for more than an hour.
AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said the coaches of both the athletes had been spoken to about their lacklustre form in the trials.
Sumariwalla also said the coaches of both athletes had been spoken to about the lacklustre form in the trials.
"...I convey best wishes to you all on behalf of all Indians. I am confident that you all will excel, win laurels and make our country proud," Kovind tweeted.
Athletes coming from the hinterland to make the Olympic squad bring with them years of hardship, unbelievable suffering before finding sport as a vehicle for a better tomorrow.
The addition of mixed team events might just prove to be the ace up Team India’s sleeve.
Modi started the session by asking the athletes about their ambitions and challenges ahead of the sporting extravaganza.
Tokyo Games being held under extraordinary circumstances, go through everything with a smile: Indian contingent told
Baishya said the athletes need to be prepared for spending long hours at the airport after landing in Tokyo for testing, immigration and other clearances.
Alex Anthony, a 26-year-old track athlete from Pulluvila in Thiruvanathapuram, is all set to represent India in mixed 4x400m relay at the Tokyo Olympics.