Tokyo Olympics 2020: Top 7 teenagers from India set to shine in the greatest extravaganza

Written By: Prajakta Bhawsar

The Indian adolescents who made a beeline for the Tokyo Olympics this year have additionally been former and are current title holders in different sports. From Badminton to Shooting, we take a look at Top 7 competitors under the age of 20 who will go to the Olympics this year and are set to flourish. 

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Salima Tete - Hockey

Salima Tete made her first strides in hockey on a dusty ground spotted with stones in Jharkhand.

Indian women's hockey team defender Salima Tete has been extremely resolved to be a steady entertainer for the national side in the following not many years. 

Salima, who was essential for India's victorious mission at the FIH Women's Series Finals and Olympic Qualifiers, added that 2019 was unquestionably the main year of her vocation.

Former vice-captain of the Under 18 group that won the Bronze at the Asian Cup in 2018, Salima Tete as of now has an abundance of involvement with both playing and driving succesful teams. She was the skipper of the Junior Women's hockey group that won silver at the Youth Olympics in 2019. Since then, she has been a steady component in the senior group and the 19-year-old was properly chosen as an essential part to play at the Olympics. 


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Anshu Malik - Wrestling

At the age of 12 he took up wrestling, four years after she began preparing, Anshu Malik was good enough to win state and national titles. She won a silver at the Asian Cadet title in 2016 and a bronze at the World Cadet title. 

Regardless of not having a lot of exposure at the worldwide level junior contests, she has begun leaving an imprint at the senior circuit too. 

She has contended in just six senior competitions and won medals in five of them, turning into the 57kg Asian champion. 


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sonam Malik - Wrestling

Sonam Malik came into limelight when an adolescent was able to beat Rio Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik, twice. A 19 years old, Sonam Malik will represent India as she will hope to radiate on the greatest stage. 

Sonam Malik qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by winning her matches against China's Jia Long (5-2) and Chinese Taipei's Hsin Ping Pai (11-0) to enter the semi-finals of the Asian Olympic Games qualifiers. She made a staggering comeback from 0-6 to 9-6 to beat World Championships bronze medalist Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan to get her position in the Olympics. 


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. 


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manu Bhaker - Shooting

Manu Bhaker is a rising shooter and one of the top medal competitors for India at the Tokyo Games. 

She started representing India at the young age of 16 in 2018. At the 2018 Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, she turned into the first Indian shooter to win a gold medal. 

The youngster then turned into an overnight sensation after securing a silver medal at the 2017 Asian Junior Championships. Around the same time, Manu won nine gold medals at the National Games. 

After tasting accomplishments at the junior level, Manu graduated to the senior level. In 2018, Manu won a gold medal at 2018 ISSF World Cup. She qualified for the Tokyo Games 2020 subsequent to completing fourth in the final of the 10m air gun event at the ISSF World Cup held in Munich. 


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - Badminton

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hails from Andhra Pradesh and has gained notoriety for his gameplay. He has given stupendous execution with his men's doubles accomplice Chirag Shetty including a title succeed at the 2019 Thailand Open. In doing as such, the pair turned into the first ever Indian doubles team to win a BWF Tour 500. 

Satwiksairaj will make his debut in the Olympics alongside Chirag. In the race to Tokyo Olympics men's doubles positioning, Satwiksairaj and Chirag completed at the number 9 spot. 

The couple has been playing together for some time and has been very fruitful, having won eight BWF titles until now. 


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar - Badminton

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, made the first significant leap forward when he succeeded at the 2019 ISSF Junior World Cup. He accomplished Olympic qualification during the Asian Shooting Championships, later in 2019. The rifle shooter is positioned no 2 in the world and would be excited to finish at a podium place in the Tokyo Games. 

In 2019, he was regarded with the Eklavya Award by the Government on National Sports Day. It is the most noteworthy Sporting honor given to Junior Athletes by the state government.


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