Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju congratulates Golfer Udayan Mane for qualifying for Tokyo Games

Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju congratulates Golfer Udayan Mane for qualifying for Tokyo Games: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday congratulated golfer Udayan Mane for qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

“I congratulate Udayan Mane on qualifying for #Tokyo2020 after updated Olympic rankings were released today. We now have 3 golfers representing India at #Tokyo2020. I wish them the best. #Cheer4India,” tweeted Rijiju. Earlier, Aditi Ashok and Anirban Lahiri were the two Indian golfers who had attained qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Aditi is the first female Indian golfer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Golfer Aditi had scripted history after the final Olympic rankings were released last week.

Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju congratulates Golfer Udayan Mane for qualifying for Tokyo Games

She qualified in 45th place and will now play in her second Olympics.

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Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri qualified for his second successive Olympics as he finished as the best-placed Indian golfer in the final Tokyo Games Rankings.

Sharing the development on Twitter, Lahiri stated that this is the best surprise he has got in a while.

Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju congratulates Golfer Udayan Mane for qualifying for Tokyo Games

The 33-year-old bagged the last available quota in the Games rankings at the 60th spot, headed by the World No 1 and recently-crowned US Open champion Jon Rahm (Spain).

Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 and the Games will run up to August 8 this year. The event was slated to be held last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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