With the sports world slowly clawing its way back to normalcy, all sports lovers would be looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The mega-quadrennial Games got postponed by a year giving every athlete time to organize well and set their sights on getting a highly coveted Olympic medal.
India features a good chance to secure a couple of medals this point . The Tokyo Olympics 2021 might still be months away but supported their performances within the past one year and a half, here are three athletes who are presumably to clinch medals for India from Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Biggest news for Indian shooters, In March 2021 India will be hosting ISSF World Cup 2021. It will scheduled between March 18 to 29, 2021.
India’s rifle and Pistol shooting squad are all set to embark upon the year’s fourth and final International Shooting Sports Federation [ISSF] World Cup Rifle and Pistol stage campaign in the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janerio.
There are a total of 16 quota places for Tokyo will be up for grabs in eight individual events.
Manu Bhaker :
It was in 2017 that Manu Bhaker initially tasted glory on the big stage when she won a silver medal at the Asian Junior Championships that year. Bhaker continued her outstanding run with gold medals at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the 2018 Youth Olympics.
Vinesh Phogat :
Vinesh Phogat finished her 2016 Olympics campaign in Rio with a physical issue in the quarterfinals. Each progression of Vinesh Phogat from that point onward has been towards getting a much-coveted medal in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Bajrang Punia :
Bajrang Punia had initially met India’s 2012 Olympics bronze medallist and his idol Yogeshwar Dutt when he was just a 14-year-old. Even though Dutt was wiped out early in Rio, the veteran chose to guide Punia in his pursuit of an Olympic medal. They were richly rewarded when Bajrang Punia clinched the 2017 Asian Wrestling title.