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It’s finally happening! After being postponed 4 times and the many speculations that it would be cancelled, the Tokyo Olympics 2021 is finally happening and it does not feel anything less than a dream. A major international multi-sport event that happens once in 4 years and is considered to be one of the world's foremost and most important sports events. With over 20 countries participating and cash prizes and medals, the Tokyo Olympics are clearly something that are worth the hype.
From the Indian Prime minister, Narendra Modi to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and the football fraternity everyone has sent their best wishes to the contingent. The Prime minister shared a tweet on the International Olympic Day on June 23 saying "In a few weeks, @Tokyo2020 begins. Wishing the very best to our contingent, which consists of our finest athletes. In the run up to the games, here is an interesting quiz on MyGov. I urge you all, specially my young friends to take part.” Sachin Tendulkar wished the Olympic athletes from India via a video he shared on his Twitter handle saying, “During the pandemic all of us have faced challenges, including our athletes. They didn't give up and continued with their preparation for the Olympics. I know they are gearing up to give their best performance in Tokyo Olympics." and there were many more. As you would have likely understood the games and the honour is huge! The Olympics will begin on July 23 and run up till August 8 this year.
However this is not just about that, we need to understand how the Olympic athletes body types are majorly different from each other depending on the sports they play and how hard they have to train for the same because it's not just the game they have to focus on but also their fitness and body weight. Many games have a weight limit and they don't allow someone who weighs more than the set limit. Let's take a look at the athletes diet and understand how they stay fit!
With the approaching people are curious! The curiosity regarding how the athletes stay in shape and watch their weight is something many of you might be curious about and why not! These athletes train so hard and here we bring to you how they stay hydrated and workout.
Event: Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Pranati Nayak is one of the most dedicated Tokyo olympic athletes India has sent. Last year she was quoted saying "I am training for the Olympics whether it happens or not." And this year her efforts will bear the fruit. When asked how she spent her lockdown last year she said "I spent a lot of time training at home. I also love to cook. So I used to make various types of chicken dishes."
Event: Freestyle Wrestling
Wrestler Bajrang Punia apart from exercising and training believes in eating organic whole foods and has Desi Ghee with almost every meal. He feels it's important to keep the glycogen levels high in the body. However he emphasizes that it's important to keep your diet in proportion to the amount of training you can do.
Six time world champion and 2012 bronze medalist MC Mary Kom is all set to make a comeback after skipping the games in 2016. One of the two flag bearers at the opening ceremony, Mary Kom follows a strict diet. She says she loves a balanced diet and eats mostly boiled food- rice and green vegetables and fruits and meat. This olympic athlete's daily routine includes running, stretching, skipping, whooping and punching.
Mirabai Chanu is a former world champion and India's hopes are pinned on her. Chanu says, events have not been that frequent but Chanu got the bronze medal in the Asian Championship. This Tokyo olympic athlete’s 2021 includes chicken, milk, eggs and every other form of protein which is necessary to maintain the right weight.
FITPASS wishes the contingent all the best for the Tokyo Olympics 2021! May you make India proud!