The Tokyo Olympics got off to a tumultuous start yesterday. India has sent 120 athletes for the Olympics, including 68 male athletes and 52 female athletes. India has been competing in the Olympics since 1900 and has won 28 medals so far. The only gold medal was won by shooter Abhinav Bindra in 2008.
The Indian team is aiming to double the number of its medals in this Olympics. Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan, Divyansh Singh Panwar, and Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar are likely to win medals in shooting.
Apart from these players, Saikhom Mirabai in weightlifting, Deepika Kumari and Adanu Das couple in archery, Mary Kom in boxing, Amit Phangal in boxing, Bajrang Punia in wrestling, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw, Sindhu in badminton, and Sania Mirza in tennis are also on the lookout for medal opportunities.
There are 18 athletes in track and field. Also, the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams are on the field with medal haul. For the first time in the history of the Indian Olympics, Bhavani Devi, a Tamil Nadu athlete in fencing, and Bowad Mirza in horseback riding are on the field.
Each of the Indian athletes has embarked on a medal hunt. Prime Minister Modi stood up and applauded when he saw our players during yesterday’s inaugural parade.
He is looking forward to India’s victory. Not just him, but the first citizen of the country (President of the country) and all the people are waiting for the message of victory and are praying for the same.
Let the Indian players come out with flying colours. Let our new achievements be lauded on the global forum!