The 32nd edition of the Olympic Games, the Tokyo Olympics 2020, is all set to begin on July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Games were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India won six medals (two Silver and four Bronze) at the 2012 Summer Olympics, commonly known as London 2012. Later, India was able to achieve only two medals (one Silver and one Bronze) at the Rio Olympics 2016.
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Indian players for Tokyo Olympics 2020
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will witness 228 Indian players. Of all 228, 119 will be competing for medals across 85 different sports. Take a look at India’s top medals contenders at Tokyo Games 2020-
•Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari – Mixed Team Recurve
•Deepika Kumari – Women’s Individual Recurve
•Neeraj Chopra – Javelin Throw
•P V Sindhu – Badminton
•Mary Kom – 51 Kg category, Boxing
•Amit Panghal – Boxing (Men’s 52 kg flyweight)
• India’s Men Hockey Team
• India’s Women Hockey Team
•Manu Bhaker – 10m Women’s Air Pistol
•Saurabh Chaudhary – 10m Men’s Air Pistol
•Divyansh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan – 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team
•Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker – 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team
•Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina – Women’s doubles
•Mirabai Chanu – 49 Kg category
•Bajrang Punia – Men’s Freestyle, 65 kg
•Ravi Dahiya – Men’s Freestyle, 57 kg
•Vinesh Phogat – Women’s freestyle, 53 kg
India’s Men Hockey team
Apart from these, there is India’s Men Hockey team. The Indian team currently ranks fourth in the world in the field of hockey. The 16-member men’s hockey squad led by Manpreet Singh will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
In total, the Indian team has won 8 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 2 bronze medals in the entire history of the Olympic Games.