2020 Olympics: Here Are The Top 8 Medal Hopes for India

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India's top medal prospects for Tokyo Olympics. Image Source: The Hindu

So far, India has only won 28 medals in the 24 Olympic Games that it has participated in since 1900. Of these, 9 were gold, 6 silver, and 11 were bronze. In 2016, India, with more than a billion population, only managed to win two medals—none of them gold—at the Rio Games.

Despite the debacle in 2016, the future looks bright as our entire country is finally waking up to sports, besides Cricket. A lot of new medal prospects have emerged in the last few years, and we are going to look at top eight medal prospects for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

1PV Sindhu (Badminton)

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Rio Silver Medalist PV Sindhu. Image Source: Deccan Chronicle

Sindhu become a nationwide sensation when she claimed silver at Rio, at the age of 21. There is no reason that she can’t repeat the feat in Tokyo. Arguably, she is a much better player now than she was two years ago. She is among consistently among the top five players in the world. She has won two Super Series titles, including the BWF one, in December 2018.

She is a contender for a medal at Tokyo, and all she would need is a bit of luck in the draws.



  1. Indian mens hockey team—Let them get qualified first.
    Hima das— best timing of 50.79 is 23rd in list of 400m runners in 2018
    Shiva thapa– may not even go to olympics he hasnt even been india’s official entry to recent tournaments manish kaushik holds better chance.

    • Hi Anur!

      Thanks for taking out time to go through our list. Ours one is just a perspective and we will be glad if any more or some of these mentioned in the list, turn out medals for the country in Olympics.

      Stay tuned with us for more content on Indian Sports. Stay in touch!

    • Yes, Sagar. And we hope this medal streak continues in the upcoming Olympics as well. Stay tuned with us for more interesting content around Indian sports. Thanks.

  2. Youth boxer zareena. Triple jump arpinder. Javleen neerj.hima das work hard to reduce time 48 second. Sourab chowdary. Manu bhakar. Shooting minimum 4 medals.badminton sai praneeth sameer varma. Now poor performance by sindu saina good. Archery abhishek varma. Field hokey both men women. Wrestling 2 to 3 medal minimum.


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