With every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every month passed, we arrived in July with the Tokyo Olympics just 20 days away from us. So far, 115 Indian athletes have qualified in 18 sports for the Tokyo Olympics. Since the games are 20 days away, let’s take a look at the 20 special Indian athletes who will be a treat to watch at the Tokyo Olympics.
Deepika Kumari (Archery)
âShe’s been there, seen it all but didn’t finish the jobâ is the thing that comes to mind when people think of her. This time, she will try to turn the tide when she competes in the recurve and mixed women’s individual event with Atanu das. If her recent World Cup performances in Paris are taken into consideration, then she should win at least one medal. Anything less than a medal would hurt the fans watching it at home.
Atanu Das (Archery)
Atanu Das had won a men’s individual recurve gold medal in Gautemala at the 2021 Archery World Cup, but his main expectation would be to win an Olympic gold in the event. mixed race, in which he will team up with world n Â° 1 Deepika. Kumari.
Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)
Neeraj Chopra maintains India’s medal hopes in track and field with strong performances on the road to the Olympics. His personal best throw of 88.07m, which he threw at Patiala in 2021, is the fourth best throw of the season. If he throws something better than his personal best at the Olympics, we can see India’s first independent Olympic medal in athletics.
Murali Sreeshankar (Athletics)
Murali Sreeshankarn will represent India in the long jump at the Tokyo Olympics. The qualification for the Olympics was set at 8.22m for one jump and he qualified by the jump distance of 8.26 for the Federation Cup in Patiala. With the jump of 8.26 m, he holds the national record in this category and it is the eleventh best jump in the world this season. The third best jump of the season is held by American Jeff Henderson and Cuban Maykel Masso with 8.39m. Based on 2021 performances, Murali Sreeshankar is just 0.13 off an Olympic medal.
Kamalpreet Kaur (Athletics)
Kamalpreet Kaur will represent India in the discus throw at the Tokyo Olympics. She qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a national record attempt of 65.06m at the Athletics Federation Cup in Patiala and again broke her own national record with a questionable throw of 66 , 59 m during his fifth attempt at the Indian Grand Prix IV at Patiala. His throw of 66.59m is now the sixth best in the world this season, with the best throw of 70.22m this season held by Jorinde Van Klinken. So we cannot exclude him from the podium yet.
Amit Panghal (Boxing)
Amit Panghal is an amateur boxer who will represent India in the 52 kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. He will compete in the Tokyo Olympics as world number one and he is the only Indian boxer linked to the Olympics to be ranked number one. The 25-year-old boxer is the reigning Asian Games champion and world championship silver medalist.
Vikas Krishan (Boxing)
Vikas Krishan Yadav is an amateur boxer who will represent India in the 69kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. With three medals at the Asian Games, one at the Commonwealth Games, a bronze medal at the World Championships make him one of the players to watch at the Olympics. He participated in two Olympics, the London 2012 Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics, Tokyo will be his third Olympics.
Bajrang Punia (Wrestling)
Bajrang Punia born on is a freestyle wrestler who will represent India in the 65 kg category at the Olympic Games. Bronze medalist at the 2019 World Championship and silver medal at the 2021 Asian Championship, he will definitely be the Indian wrestler to watch at the Olympics.
Deepak Punia (Wrestling)
Deepak Punia is a freestyle wrestler who will represent India in the 86 kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. He won the gold medal at the 2019 World Junior Championships and also the silver medal at the 2019 Senior World Championships. If he performs like he did at the 2019 World Championships, we could very well see it. on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics.
Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling)
Vinesh Phogat born is a freestyle wrestler who will represent India in the 53kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. She has won medals in almost every competition such as the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. At the 2016 Olympics, if she hadn’t been injured she could have won a medal there too and now she will be looking to add an Olympic medal to her cabinet.
Saikhom Mirabhai Chanu (weightlifting)
Saikhom Mirabhai Chanu is an Indian weightlifter who will represent India in the 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. Recently at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, she set a world record in 49 kg lifting 119 kg in the clean and jerk and also a national record for combined effort of 205 kg, which also earned her the bronze medal in the tournament. She will be the only Indian athlete at the Tokyo Olympics.
PV Sindhu (Badminton)
Who can forget her silver medal effort at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which is still fresh in our memory with the whole nation glued to their seats watching her play against Carolina Marin. She has a tough competition this time around compared to the last Olympics, but she still knows how to win games on big occasions. She is the only singles player at the Tokyo Olympics with Saina Nehwal who did not qualify for the Olympics.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag shetty (Badminton)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will represent India in men’s doubles at the Tokyo Olympics. Some of the main achievements of this pair are the silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the gold medal at the 2019 Thailand Open, and the silver medal at the 2019 French Open. They really are contenders. to medals in this event if a thing or two gets in their way.
Rani Rampal (Hockey)
Rani Rampal plays as a striker for the Indian team and also captain of the team at the Tokyo Olympics. She is the youngest player to play for India when she made her debut at the age of 15 at the 2010 World Cup. The 26-year-old has made more than 200 appearances for the Indian team. . This will be his second Olympics after the first at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Manpreet Singh (Hockey)
Manpreet Singh is the captain of the Indian hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics. He made his international debut at the age of 19 and plays as a running back for the team. He was part of the team that won the gold medal at the Asian games at Incheon 2014. After that, he was awarded the title of âJunior player of the yearâ in Asia by the Asian Hockey Federation. He represented India in 2012, at the 2016 Olympics and it will be his third One.
PR Sreejesh (Hockey)
PR Sreejesh born is the most experienced player on the team heading to Tokyo. He is the former captain and plays as a goalkeeper in the Indian team. His international debut dates back to 2006 at the South Asian Games in Colombo and since then he has participated in numerous international missions. He competed in the 2012 Olympics and the 2016 Olympics, in which he was the captain of the team that took India to the quarter-finals. He is the only goalkeeper announced in the squad.
Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting)
Elavenil Valarivan born is a sports marksman who will represent India in the mixed team event of 10m air rifle and 10m air rifle at the Tokyo Olympics. She is the only Indian shooter to have obtained the Tokyo place without winning a quota. His previous achievements are a silver medal at the 2018 ISSF World Championship in Changwon, gold medals at the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro and Putian in 2019.
Abhishek Verma (Shooting)
Abhishek Verma is a sports marksman who will represent India in the 10m air pistol and 10m air pistol mixed event at the Tokyo Olympics. He is currently ranked world number one in the 10m air pistol. The 31-year-old shooter will team up with Yashaswini Deswal in the mixed team event.
Manu Bhaker (Shooting)
Manu Bhaker is a sports marksman who will represent India in three events such as 10m air pistol, 25m air pistol and 10m air pistol mixed team event at the Games. Tokyo Olympics. She won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol and the mixed 10m air pistol in the ISSF World Cup final in 2019. Recently, she won the medal. silver in the ISSF World Cup mixed event with Saurabh Chaudhary. There is a huge expectation on this pair to win a gold medal in this category at the Olympics.
Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)
Saurabh Chaudhary is a sports marksman who will represent India in the individual 10m air pistol and mixed team 10m air pistol at the Olympic Games. He has won gold medals in various events such as ISSF World Cup, ISSF World Championship, Youth Olympics and Asian Games. Recently, he won a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event and in partnership with Manu Bhaker, the couple won the silver medal in the mixed event at the ISSF World Cup, Croatia in 2021