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India's wrestling coach targets three medals at Tokyo Olympics

| Updated: Jan 28, 2017 01:51 IST

Gurgaon [India], Jan. 27 (ANI):Kuldeep Malik, chief coach of Indian women wrestling team, and the man behind the Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, has a new goal: win at least three medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Speaking on the sidelines of Sportopia 2017, the annual sports meet of the G.D. Goenka University that he inaugurated on Friday morning, Malik said his team of women wrestlers are getting ready to bring more glory to the country. Malik, who has won several medals in international wrestling events, asked the students to respect their opponents. "India has a great legacy of playing sports," Malik told the participating teams. He also gave them a simple mantra. He told them that the only way to succeed is through hard work, determination and discipline. Earlier, the vice chancellor of G.D. Goenka University, Deependra Kumar Jha, administered the oath of sportsmanship to the players while Dr P.K. Goel, Chairman Sportopia Organising Committee, delivered the welcome address. A bright sun added to the joy of the over 1,500 sportspersons from nearly 50 Universities, colleges and institutes of Delhi/NCR, Haryana, and other neighbouring states who are participating in the event. The two-day event will witness teams fighting for titles in ten sports -- cricket, kabaddi, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, squash, lawn tennis, basketball, kho-kho and football. Some of the colleges and universities participating in the event are St Stephens, Lady Shri Ram College, Shiv Nadar University, Amity University, Galgotia University, Hansraj College, Rajasthan University, NorthCap University, K R Mangalam University and Apeejay Stya University.(ANI)