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TOPMOST ATHELETES FROM INDIA WHO CAN BAG THE MEDALS HOME

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22nd July, 2021 12:09 IST

With more than 100 (120*) competitors contending across 85 occasions, the nation desires to win decorations for shooting, wrestling, boxing, toxophilism and badminton.

This time, India is taking part in two occasions interestingly, with Bhavani Devi turning into the principal fencer to qualify and Fouaad Mirza making it to the equestrian occasion.

Badminton

At the Rio Olympics, 21-year-old PV Sindhu sacked a silver – and won a billion hearts. Not every person had expected an award in those days from the youthful shuttler. Yet, five years on, assumptions are high.

Sindhu remains India’s top award trust

Last year, the expert shuttler won the debut BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year grant.

In 2019, she was delegated the World Badminton Champion however her structure has had irregularities from that point forward. Be that as it may, she remains India’s top award prospect.

Shooting

India’s 15-part shooting unforeseen is the top pick to bring back a major take of awards.

The country’s greatest expectations are nailed to Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary.

Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold in the last of blended 10m Air Pistol at ISSF World Cup, at Karni Singh Shooting Ranges on 27 February 2019 in New Delhi, India

Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary are top choices to win in the gun blended occasion

Nineteen-year-old Bhaker, one of the forces to be reckoned with in the 10m Women’s Air Pistol occasion, has in the past won everything from World Cup gold decorations to the Commonwealth award and Youth Olympics.

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary, world number two and Youth Olympics champion, turned into the most youthful Indian shooter to win a gold at the Asian Games in 2018 when he was only 16.

Both Bhaker and Chaudhary are forces to be reckoned with for a decoration finish when they pair up for the 10m Air gun blended occasion. The pair won five progressive golds at global shooting occasions and a silver at the World Cup in Croatia in June.

 

Archery

Just last month, toxophilite Deepika Kumari won three golds at the Archery World Cup in Paris.

Deepika Kumari is the main positioned recurve lady on the planet

She is currently the world number one in the ladies’ recurve class and a solid contender for a decoration in Tokyo.

Kumari has won nine gold, 12 silver and seven bronze awards at different World Cups and will be hoping to add the Olympic decoration to her count now.

Boxing

the iron woman, Mary Kom, otherwise called Magnificent Mary, , is a decoration top pick for India.

She won a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and will be hoping to change the shade of her award this time when she partakes in the Flyweight segment (51kg).

This could be the last Olympic Games for the boxing star

In May, she got a silver when she lost the last to Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay during the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai.

At 38, Kom likely could be partaking in her last Olympics, and India will pull for her to build her count before she removes her gloves.

Wrestling

India had a good run at the Rio Olympics in 2016, with Sakshi Malik procuring a bronze award. In Tokyo, Vinesh Phogat drives the ladies’ wrestling crew.

Having experienced an oddity injury during the Rio Olympics, Phogat got back to India in a wheelchair and went through a medical procedure.

The 26-year-old is presently thundering to go in the 53kg classification for certain extraordinary successes over the most recent few months, just as recovering the main positioning.

a physical issue at the Rio Olympics took her out, Phogat will be hoping to add to India’s count in Tokyo .

With three big showdowns to his name, grappler Bajrang Punia is the strong competitor from India in the 65kg men’s class at his first Olympics.

India’s award count at late Olympics:

2016 Rio Olympics: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

2012 London Olympics: 2 Silver, 4 Bronze

2008 Beijing Olympics: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze

India has won a sum of 28 awards since 1900 – 11 from hockey, five from wrestling, four from shooting, two each in badminton, boxing and games, and one each in tennis and weightlifting.

Weightlifting

The Tokyo Olympics will be Mirabai Chanu’s second time on the large stage. In 2016, she qualified for Rio however neglected to record any lawful lift in three endeavors in the Clean and Jerk classification, and was no longer available in the Women’s 48kg class.

 

Mirabai Chanu is India’s solitary weightlifter in the Tokyo Olympics

In 2017, she won gold in the World Weightlifting Championships and proceeded to win gold in the Commonwealth Games a year after the fact and bronze at the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships.

She is the solitary weightlifter in India’s Olympics unforeseen and will be searching for recovery in Tokyo.

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