Coming Soon...



Something went wrong!
Please try again later.

EXPAND Cross icon



Tokyo Olympics: Anirban Lahiri for the Second Successive Games

Posted by Admin 23 Jun 2021

Written by: Manvi Singh


Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri clinches the 60th and the final spot for his second successive Olympics appearance followed by Udayan Mane who made the cut from the reallocation reserve for the Games. 


 Anirban Lahiri at his form.


After making it in as the best-paced Indian golfer in the final Tokyo Games Rankings for men released on Tuesday, Anirban Lahiri, the Indian pro-golfer qualified for his second successive Olympic appearance making it a big surprise for the golfer, as told to TOI. 


Considering it to be an early birthday present as he turns 34 next Tuesday, Anirban tweeted a happy note of fluttering success:


“Best surprise I have got in a while. @Tokyo2020 can’t believe I will have the opportunity once again to represent the tricolour.” 



Tweet shared by Anirban Lahiri from his official Twitter account. 



On the outlook, the amiable pro-golfer seeks this to be an opportunity to work upon the performance at Rio Olympics where he finished tied 57th. “It feels fantastic to have got an opportunity again. Also having had the experience of being in an Olympics before helps. Because I am going to approach this one slightly differently and look at how I can play my best and also try and prepare myself in a way that I can do when I get to Japan,” he states as he puts his step down for Traveler’s Championships on the PGA Tour this week. 



As the highest-ranked Indian at 340, Lahiri looks forward to leaving a mark in the international domain again. Being down for 4-weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, he plans on slowly getting back in his form. 



The Tokyo berth was listed on his reservation after his stellar performance at Texas Open where he bagged fifth place. 



“The fact that I got it, I put it down to good luck to some extent. I am just trying to play my best. I feel like I could have played much better than what I did a couple of weeks back and I am beginning to play better golf. That’s what I want to focus on.” Lahiri added to his telephonic conversation with TOI. 


Along with Lahiri, Udayan Mane has also reserved his berth on the journey to Tokyo by making it to the list of Indian golfers for the Olympics. The player made the cut after the withdrawal of Argentina's Emiliano Grillo from the quadrennial event. 



Anirban Lahiri looking it out for his performance. 



Anirban plans to lock his place as he wishes to strike the perfect balance between his PGA Tours schedule and Tokyo though he’s yet to strategise his approach to the Tokyo game. 

Breaking News

  • Olympics | July 29, 2021

    Tokyo Olympics: Anirban Tied 8th on a Light-Struck Day

    After the delay stomped on the first day of golf at the Tokyo Olympics, Anirban Lahiri brings in a glorious day for Indian men’s golf closing at 4 under par 67. Read More

  • European Tour | July 19, 2021

    The 149th Open: Morikawa’s Magnificence for the Claret Jug Win

    After the splendour of debutant Collin Morikawa at the 149th Open, the Champion Golfer of the Year lifted the Claret Jug on the perfect Sandwich Sunday. Read More

  • European Tour | July 15, 2021

    The Chronicles of the Claret Jug and the Unsung Defending Champion

    The Claret Jug officially known as the Golf Champion Trophy is the facilitation every golfer yearns for playing the prestigious major - The Open Championship and Shane Lowry just happened to be the las Read More

  • General | July 09, 2021

    Anurakshan Kaman Sports Complex - The Orange City Course onboarded Anurakshan Kaman Sports Complex on their tee-time inventory to make your visit to the course a lot smoother, enjoyable and easier to access. Read More

  • Popular News

  • General | July 28, 2021

    CGC Institutes Trophy To Commemorate Legendary Sprinter Milkha Singh

    After the disheartening demise of the legendary track athlete, Milkha Singh; Chandigarh Golf Club chooses to commemorate a lifetime memory to grieve the nation’s loss. Read More

  • Olympics | July 26, 2021

    Hard Luck for Rahm and DeChambeau at the Tokyo Olympics

    After a phenomenal performance at the majors, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau got off the race for Tokyo Olympics before reaching the starting line as they tested positive for coronavirus. Read More

  • Olympics | July 06, 2021

    Delhi’s Malik to Referee in Tokyo Olympics

    Delhi’s experienced referee Shalini Malik has been nominated by the Ladies European Tour to befit the three-member LET team presiding over the Olympic’s women event. Read More

  • General | July 03, 2021

    IGU advocates Shubhankar Sharma for the Khel Ratna

    A two-time European Tour maestro, Shubhankar Sharma has been recommended to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour in the country by the Indian Golf Union. Read More

  • Hours


    Sponsored Links