Golfer Udayan Mane qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, Rijiju congratulates

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Golfer Udayan Mane (Photo/ Kiren Rijiju Twitter)
Golfer Udayan Mane (Photo/ Kiren Rijiju Twitter)

New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): 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.

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

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.

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. (ANI)

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