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 five medal prospects for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
1PV Sindhu (Badminton)
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.