Tokyo Olympics 2020: 5 Sports That Can Win Medals for India

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The grand, Tokyo Olympics event has already begun and there is so much exuberance among the sports enthusiasts as well as the spectators and followers. India, being a sport-loving nation, has a huge population of followers for every discipline of sports. So, which is your favorite sport? Do you wish your favorite sports and sportsperson succeed in fetching gold, silver, or bronze for India? Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope we get as many medals in this Tokyo Olympics 2020 as possible! In this post, I will talk about the 5 sports that can win medals for India in Tokyo Olympics. This is based on popular opinion and researches in the field by our team of sports enthusiasts and reporters.

So, here are the five sports categories that can bring medals for India in Tokyo Olympics 2020.

  1. ArcheryArchery: While there is no denying that Indian Archers are highly talented but we cannot ignore their underperformance in the past Olympics. Limba Ram had disappointed bitterly in the 1992 Olympics, whereas Deepika Kumari failed at the 2021 & 2016 Olympics. Despite returning empty-handed from the past Olympics, we still have great hopes from our new team of archers. Led by Atanu Das, the men’s recurve team had won a silver medal for India in 2019 and this time too we hope the team will repeat history or excel, especially because Indians had already won three gold and a bronze medal with Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das clinching the gold at stage 1 in last Olympics.
  1. WeightliftingWeightlifting: This is India’s own favorite zone I guess and the country has already produced many legends, especially in women’s weightlifting including some prominent names in the likes of Karnam Malleshwari and Kunjarani Devi. While Karnam became the 1st Indian woman to ever win a medal at the Olympics. She brought a bronze in under the 69 kg category. Since then, India has been waiting for another player to shine in this category and hopes are literally high with Mirabai Chanu who has made the nation proud at the Commonwealth Games and has brought several laurels to the nation so far. While I was just composing this post, I got this news flash that Mirabai has actually nailed. Yes, she has opened India’s tally by winning a silver in the women’s 49 kg weightlifting category! Well, that’s a proud moment for every Indian!
  1. BoxingBoxing: Among the best bets of India, boxing has almost always made India proud. Vijendra Singh was the first Olympic medalist for the nation in boxing who won a bronze in the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, and then Mary Kom latched another bronze for India in 2012 in the women’s flyweight category. The year 2016 didn’t see any medal in this category for our nation. The current team of Indian boxers who have qualified for the Olympics includes youth like Manish Kaushik, Lovlina Borgohain, and Amit Panghal who have won many medals at world championships. While COVID-19 had hampered the training of our Olympic-bound boxers, we should think positively especially considering and enthralling and amazing graph of these boxers.
  1. WrestlingWrestling: Since 2008, wrestling has been a strong pillar of the overall medal tally for India at the Olympics. The first medal was brought to India in 1952 by the legendary K.D. Jadhav. He came home with a bronze in the freestyle bantamweight wrestling category. Then, in 2012, it was Sushil Kumar who brought 1 silver medal and 4 bronze for India at the Olympics.
  1. ShootingShooting: India’s glory in the Olympics, shooting is the sport every Indian is highly hopeful about. It all began with Anjali Bhagwat becoming the world’s number one 10m Air Rifle Shooter back in 2002.  Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (who won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics), and Abhinav Bindra who brought the first gold medal for India in the Olympics in 2008 are the other names worthy of being praised here. We hope our 2021 team can repeat the history and make every Indian truly proud.

We chose these sports based on our own research and multiple online reports and we truly hope that our country shines even brighter on the Tokyo Olympics 2020 medals tally!

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