Tokyo Olympics 2020- From PV Sindhu to Deepika Kumari: Top Indian athletes to look out for!

India's men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh and boxing legend MC Mary Kom led the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony in Tokyo as thousands of athletes gathered at the Olympic stadium in a glittering ceremony. Team India go into the games with a record number of 119 athletes. Out of 119, 67 are male and 52 are female participants with an average age of 26.99 years.

Mirabai Chanu

World number 2 and a former world champion won a silver medal for India in the women's 49kg weight division. She is India's only representative in weightlifting at Tokyo 2020. She opened India's tally on the very first day of the Games. 

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Mary Kom

Five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, Mary Kom, is a legend in her sport. She is the sole woman to win a medal in each one of the six world championships. India will have their hopes pinned on her for securing a medal. 

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PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu won a silver medal during the 2016 Rio Olympics, and this time the World Champion will be looking for gold for India at the Tokyo 2020. 

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Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari is a 23-year-old former World Number One archer, who is currently ranked World No. 5. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women's individual recurve event. She has been honoured with Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Archery. She is most likely to make India proud at the Tokyo Olympics. 

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Saurabh Chaudhary - Shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary will be the cynosure in Shooting as he will participate in his debut Olympics in the 10m men's air pistol event. He is just 19-years of age yet he has intrigued with his colossal ability. 

He is the youngest Indian gold medallist at the Asian Games as he won an award in the 2018 version. He won eight Gold awards at ISSF World Cup and as of late won a Gold in ISSF World Cup too, making him one of the competitors to get a medal for the country. 

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Fouaad Mirza

Fouaad Mirza is the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Olympics in 20 years. 

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Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia is  India's best chance to win a medal in men's wrestling. The wrestler is the only Indian to win 3 medals at the World Wrestling Championships. He will compete in the 65kgs category. 

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Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat will compete in the Women’s Freestyle 53kg category in the Tokyo Olympics. She comes from the Phogat family who has given India some quality wrestlers in the past. 

(Photograph:DNA)

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