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

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.

1
PV Sindhu (Badminton)

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Rio Silver Medalist PV Sindhu. Image Source: Deccan Chronicle

2
Indian Men’s Hockey Team

Indian Hockey Men’s Team. Image Source: Twitter

3
Shiva Thapa (Boxing)

Shiva Thapa
High hopes from Shiva Thapa at Tokyo Olympics. Image Source: Scoopwhoop

4
Shooting

Manu Bhaker shooting
Manu Bhaker is the new shooting sensation of India. Image Source: Rediff

5
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu Weighlifting
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. File Image Source: ScoopNest

6
Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat wrestling
Vinesh Phogat, the powerhouse in wrestling. Image Source: Twitter

7
Hima Das

Hima Das
The strongest prospective in Tokyo Olympics, Hima Das. Image Source: HT

8
Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra in action. File Image Source: India Today
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Bhawna Kothari
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10 COMMENTS

  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!
      Regards

    • 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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