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Tokyo Olympics-Bound Indian Athletes Say Thank You To Coronavirus Warriors – Watch Videos

Rising to prime minister Narendra Modi's call, Indian athletes applauded the medical fraternity fighting the deadly COVID-19 virus

Tokyo Olympics-Bound Indian Athletes Say Thank You To Coronavirus Warriors – Watch Videos
The national hockey teams are currently based at the SAI centre in Bengaluru. At exactly on 5 PM on Sunday, they clapped for an entire five minutes to say thank you to medical staff.
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Tokyo Olympics-Bound Indian Athletes Say Thank You To Coronavirus Warriors – Watch Videos
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2020-03-22T21:31:01+0530

On a day when India observed Janta Curfew as advised by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian sportspersons training at two major Sports Authority of India centres at Bengaluru and Patiala, applauded the tireless service being done by doctors and health workers across India to contain the deadly coronavirus.

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The national hockey teams are currently based at the SAI centre in Bengaluru. At exactly on 5 PM on Sunday, they clapped for an entire five minutes to say thank you to medical staff, who have challenged death to fight the COVID-19 virus that seems to be engulfing various parts of India.

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In Patiala, where the Tokyo Olympics-bound weightlifters and middle-distance runners like Mirabai Chanu and Hima Das are housed, also joined in saying thank you to the country's medical staff.

The coronavirus scare has stopped all sporting events across the world and the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled in July-August 2020, are in serious doubts. However, many Indian athletes, quarantined in the five centres are taking this opportunity to focus more on their training.

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Speaking to Outlook on Sunday, Indian men's team hockey coach Graham Reid said, "This is a massive opportunity to put our acts together and the intensity among the boys has been fantastic. We must look at the positives of this forced quarantine and these are not ordinary times."

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