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Leander Paes Begins Countdown to Tokyo Video games With Throwback to His First Olympics

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Leander Paes (Picture Credit score: @Leander) Leander Paes shared {a photograph} of himself from his first Olympic Video games in Barcelona in 1992. Information18 Sports activities New Delhi Final Up to date: July 29, 2020, 12:51 AM IST […]


Leander Paes (Photo Credit: @Leander)

Leander Paes (Picture Credit score: @Leander)

Leander Paes shared {a photograph} of himself from his first Olympic Video games in Barcelona in 1992.

  • Information18 Sports activities New Delhi
  • Final Up to date: July 29, 2020, 12:51 AM IST

Leander Paes reminisced his first Olympics manner again in 1992 when he started the countdown to the Olympic Video games in Tokyo, which had been postponed by a yr attributable to coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics, after being postponed, is slated to be held from July 23, 2021 to August 8, 2021.

Paes had introduced 2020 as his ultimate yr as a tennis skilled earlier than the beginning of the yr however he went again on his resolution after the postponement of the Video games. He’s now trying to symbolize India in Tokyo subsequent yr.

In his throwback put up, he shared {a photograph} from the opening ceremony of his first Olympics, which was Barcelona 1992.

“As a younger boy I at all times imagined emulating my father @olympics & to have been in a position to do this 7 instances in a row nonetheless appears like a dream! This is an image from the opening ceremony of my first Olympics in Barcelona 1992. Only a yr to @tokyo2020 #Tokyo2020Plus1 #StrongerTogether,” he tweeted.

There are nonetheless inhibitions concerning the Olympics being held subsequent yr with a vaccine for Covid-19 nowhere near being discovered.

Paes has cleared that if the Olympics should not held subsequent yr, he has already appeared in his ultimate Video games.

“If the Tokyo Olympics is cancelled then I’ve already performed my final Olympics in Rio. I’m not going to attend for the subsequent Olympics,” Paes had informed Purav Raja in an Instagram chat in June.

Nonetheless, Paes can be utilizing the lockdown to reinvent himself and hopes it can yield outcomes for him as soon as tennis resumes.

“If I can use this lockdown to boost my bodily health which is what I’ve performed. If I can use this lockdown to take a rejuvenated break to take my thoughts contemporary. Final yr in September 2019 I regarded to retire as a result of I used to be jaded from 30 years of taking part in this sport. So I needed to reinvent myself,” Paes, the winner of 18 majors, mentioned throughout a webinar session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

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“I needed to learn, spend time with my father. I regarded to boost my particular person being in order that when the lockdown opens up and I do come again to my career, I’m a brand new model of Leander. I’m a brand new model of that 30 years (of taking part in) outdated athlete that is there,” mentioned Paes.


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