India has always been an enthusiastic participant in the Olympic Games. India sent its largest contingent at the 2016 Rio Olympics where it sent 117 athletes. However, India is looking to top that Number the Sports Association has revealed that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will witness an even bigger contingent. India is planning to send about 190 athletes this year. Till now, there are 102 confirmed entries from the Indian Sports Fraternity.
With exactly a month left until the biggest sports event in the world, here are some insights or expectations from India’s Point of view:
Pistol Shooting: India’s Trump Card in Tokyo Olympics 2020
1- India will win the most medals in the shooting competition. With some outstanding performances in the ISSF World Cups, Indian shooters have maintained their global dominance. Shooters like Saurabh Chaudhury, Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Anjum Moudgil, and Abhishek Verma have consistently made some of the best bets on winning multiple medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 over the last few years.
2- The shooter, Saurabh Chaudhury, has the opportunity to win the gold medal during the Olympics in Tokyo. The 10m Air Pistol in the 2018 Asian Games saw Chaudhury burst onto the stage with a gold medal. Since then, no one has ever stopped the teenager, who won a 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi for an Olympic quota with a gold medal at home. The ISSF World cup medals have been won by Saurabh Chaudhary, and the Asian Shooting Championships 2019 silver medal is in Qatar.
3- Manu Bhaker, a pistol shooter, is now placed second in the Tokyo 2020 and 2021 World Rankings after a string of podium finishes. In the Olympics in Tokyo, she demonstrated her global capabilities once more, and she is expected to be one of India’s top medal contenders.
1- In the Tokyo Olympics, Indian women’s teams might be the largest ever. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, 54 women competed for the most Indian women. The number of women competing could easily exceed River Games with 46 women already selected for the Tokyo Games and several others.
2- India could achieve its best Olympic outcome in the boxing event in Tokyo. Indian boxers won two Olympic medals, one in Beijing in 2008 by Vijender Singh and one in London by Mary Kom in 2012. India sends nine athletes to the games with a boxing team. In recent years, India has produced some of the world’s best boxers, many of whom dominate the classification. In category 64 kg, Manish Kaushik is sixth, while Amit Panghal is ranked first in category 52 kg.