Saurabh Chaudhary, P V Sindhu, Deepika Kumari and more — India’s medal hopes in Tokyo Olympics

Jul 21, 2021

By: Mona Pachake

Saurabh Chaudhary

Event — Shooting | He had bagged gold medals in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the 2018 Asian games | He is ranked as the world’s second best shooter in the 10 metre men’s air pistol.

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P V Sindhu

Event — Badminton | She won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics and became the second athlete to win an individual medal at Olympics | She also won the 2019 World Championships| Withdrawal of another professional player Carolina Marin who is ranked fourth in the world by BWF, has got Sindhu a better position to win.

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Vinesh Poghat

Event — Wrestling | She is the first female wrestler to win the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games held in the year 2018 | In 2021, she won gold at the Poland Open and secured her place in the summer Olympics

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Manu Bhaker

Event — Shooting | She is a nine-time gold medallist in ISSF World Cups and also claimed a gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina | She is participating in three events.

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Mary Kom

Event — Boxing | She is a politician and an Olympics bronze medalist from 2012 |She won the Padma Vibhushan award in the year 2020 | She won a silver at the Asian Boxing Championships, 2021 and this will be her last appearance

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Mirabai Chanu

Event — Weightlifting | Her major breakthrough was at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal | Chanu is ranked second in the world in the 49kg category.

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Neeraj Chopra

Event — Javelin | He shot to fame after winning gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 Commonwealth Games | In spite of the injury in 2019, he has maintained a consistent record of around 85 metre mark in javelin throw.

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Amit Panghal

Event — Boxing | He is an Indian amateur boxer who won the silver medal at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships | Panghal who serves in the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer also won a gold medal at the Boxing World Cup, in Germany.

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Bajrang Punia

Event — Wrestling | He has received the Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the year 2019 | This year, he won the gold medal in the 65 kg event at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series held in Italy

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Deepika Kumari

Event — Archery | She received the Arjuna award in the year 2012 from the President of India and Padma Shri in the year 2016 | She won 3 gold medals in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 tournament in Paris 2021.

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