Novak Djokovic arrives in Tokyo, eyes 'Golden Slam'

Novak Djokovic arrives in Tokyo, eyes 'Golden Slam'

Tokyo. World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic arrived at Haneda airport here on Wednesday to participate in the Olympic Games. Last Thursday, Djokovic posted on Twitter that he had booked his ticket (to Japan) and was proud to represent Serbia at the Tokyo Games. The 34-year-old had recently equaled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record of 20 singles Grand Slam titles by winning the Wimbledon title.

Now his eyes are set on this year's Golden Slam, which includes all four Grand Slams in one season and the Olympic singles tennis gold medal. Top male players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios will not compete in the Olympics. Djokovic's previous best performance at the Olympics was a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008.


Indian equestrian Fawad Mirza finished 22nd after the cross country round

Indian equestrian Fawad Mirza finished 22nd after the cross country round

Tokyo. Fawad Mirza Ravivar , the only Indian to compete in equestrian in more than two decades at the Olympics after the cocross country event 11 . He finished 22nd with 20 penalty points. He and his horse Signor Medicott could finish in the top 25 if they do well in the individual show jumping qualifiers on Monday. With this they will make it to the finals of the individual category of Eventing Jumping to be held in the evening. Mirza's total 39. There are 20 penalty points. He completed the country run in just eight minutes.

In the equestrian crosscountry individual category, a competitor must complete the course in seven minutes and 45 seconds to reduce the time penalty. The lower the penalty, the higher the equestrian will be in the points table. Mirza and Signor started late due to a technical problem, due to which they got 11. Got 20 penalty points. He was ninth in the dressage round after a stellar performance. He got 28 penalty points in that. Now he has to move to show jumping, in which if he finishes in the top 25, he will make it to the eventing jumping final. Britain's Oliver Townend is at the top with a total of 23 . There are 60 penalty points. Britain's Laura Collett is second and Germany's Julia Krajewski third.