The much awaited sports championship “Rio Olympics 2016” is all set to begin from today. India has sent its largest ever Olympic contingent to Rio de Janeiro with 118 athletes (minus staff and hockey backups) to make the trip to Brazil.
This will be big event for the athletes as it will provide them chance to showcase their talent. Earlier, in the London 2012 Olympics around 83 athletes participated in the event.
Juhi Chawal said, “I wish India great success at Rio. I just got a message from my friend Sangita Jindal who said she has sponsored 12 athletes for the Olympics which I think is fantastic. It is amazing to see corporates reaching out and helping athletes reach to that level so that they can go and perform. I congratulate our athletes and wish them all the best and I hope more corporates can come forward and lend a hand to sports. We are a country of a billion plus people. So surely we can get a lot of medals”.
Film Director Farah Khan said, “All our prayers and wishes are with our Indian contingent. I have a friend in Olympics this year, Sania Mirza and I am going to be praying extra hard. Our sportsmen and sportswomen are the real pride of our country and let’s hope that they make us proud this time too.”
“Wishing all the best to the Indian Contingent at Rio Olympics. In addition to gymnastics & swimming events am looking forward to all the events that have Indian participation,” Madhur Bhandarkar said.
Divya Khosla Kumar said, “So excited to see all these talented players participate in the Olympics. India really is not far behind when it comes to our immense pool of talent and I would like to wish every single participant the best of luck ! Saina Nehwal representing us in Badminton is probably the best decision. It’ll be fabulous seeing her ace every move! Also, it will be great to see India show their true colours and emerge victorious in a sport(s) in addition to cricket. The gold won’t be sold. Go India and have a story be told ! #GoIndia #Rio2016.”
Dia Mirza asserted, “I want to wish our Indian contingent all the best. Congratulations, It’s your hard work, talent and sincerity that has brought you so far in life and I am sure you will put your best foot forward. All the very best.”
Neha Dhupia said,“I would like to wish them all the luck. It is just like any other day at work. They can have good days and bad days. They have trained very hard. All they need to do is give it their best and make us proud.”