It was double joy for both Sandeep and Priyanka, as they broke the national record.
The executive board did not immediately choose a successor for Mori, which CEO Toshiro Muto said would come “as soon as possible" and will be made by a review committee.
Mori's resignation might be the only option for the Tokyo 2020 organising committee to ease the mounting pressure following the comments.
The 20-year-old received a Rs 1.64 crore scholarship from the Liberty University, Virginia.
Saina is going through the toughest phase of her career and needs to take care of herself so as to avoid any more defeats, says the former national champion and coach.
A December poll by public broadcaster NHK showed a third of Japanese residents want the Games to be scrapped due to fears an influx of foreign arrivals may cause a further spike in COVID-19 cases.
The 25-year-old world badminton champion, who is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, spoke to Malayala Manorama over the phone from London before heading for Thailand.
The new creative team will be headed by Hiroshi Sasaki, who was one of seven directors previously responsible for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Also confirmed for Paris by the IOC executive board were skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing. Those three sports will make their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games next year.
Johnson, who won the decathlon gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and later helped tackle Robert F Kennedy's assassin, died on Wednesday at the age of 86.