“Want to thank sir, I hope we get many medals in the coming Olympics,” said 26-year old Gymnast, Dipa Karmakar.

The 2020 Olympics is scheduled to be held in Tokyo. The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for sports facility, training, selection procedure and other related matters. The team will comprise of members who are in house experts as well as those from outside.

The Prime Minister on Friday gave the assurance of setting up the Task Force over the next few days. India had sent its biggest contingent comprising 118 athletes in the recently concluded Rio Olympics. The country finished 67th in the medal standings with a silver won by PV Sindhu in badminton and a bronze by Sakshi Malik in women's freestyle wrestling.

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