The Rio Olympics 2016 is set to start from tomorrow.
India's biggest ever contingent is eyeing a historic medal haul when the 31st Olympic Games -- the first ever in South America -- get underway with the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
The Indians are eyeing their first ever double-digit medal haul riding on the sheer number of qualifiers this time, standing at 118 now after sprinter Dharambir Singh and shot-putter Inderjeet Singh were told to stay back after being caught in the dope net.
India cricketers Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan along with actor-politician Gul Panag took to Twitter to cheer the Indian contingent on and called on others to encourage their countrymen and women at the 2016 Games.
Wish u all the luck my Indian athletes for #RioOlympics,keep the Indian flag flying— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 4, 2016
The country's top-level badminton doubles specialist Jwala Gutta also took to the micro-blogging site to cheer for her fellow compatriots.
Will you support us in this journey? 2/2— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 4, 2016