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Sania-Ankita depart for Tokyo ahead of Games

By Rediff Sports
July 19, 2021 14:34 IST
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Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina before departing for Hyderabad

IMAGE: Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina before departing for Hyderabad. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter

The duo of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina departed to Tokyo for the Olympic Games on Monday.

 

'Rallying together to make India proud at #Tokyo2020! @MirzaSania and @ankita_champ have departed for Japan! #Olympics', Tokyo 2020 for India tweeted.

The duo departed from the Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad.

Six-time grand slam champion Sania and Ankita will compete in the doubles event at the Tokyo Games. Sania qualified for the Games on the basis of her injury-protected ranking of No. 9.

This is Sania's record fourth appearance at the Olympics while Ankita will be making her debut at the Games.

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