Participation is important, Team India to face the Olympics with confidence Indian team for tokyo olympics | olympics | japan

‘പIndia is once again heading to the world’s largest sporting event in the spirit of the Olympic slogan ‘Acquisition is important’. The Indian team consists of 119 athletes and 109 officials. Most of the players are in hockey, athletics and shooting. For the first time in history, Indian athletes will compete in equestrian and fencing events. The first group from India has arrived in Tokyo. Hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and boxer Mary Kom will fly the Indian flag at the inauguration ceremony.

Athletics and shooting

In athletics, 16 in individual events and 10 in two relay teams will arrive in Tokyo. Seven of them are Malayalees. In the men’s javelin throw, Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh are the most promising players for India. Another big team of India arriving in Tokyo is the 15-member shooting team. In the men’s 10m air rifle, Divyansh Singh Panwar leads the world rankings. In the women’s 10m air pistol, Manu Bhekar and Apoorvi Chandela are the hopefuls. India will have to win more than two medals in shooting to surpass the six-medal haul at the London Olympics.

Forward in swimming and backward in tennis

For the first time in India’s history, the Olympic-qualified swimming pool for three athletes will make waves in Tokyo. While Malayalee star Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify directly for the Olympics, this time Srihari Nataraju and Mana Patel will be competing in the water for India.

Mana Patel, a 21 – year – old from Gujarat, secured a ticket to Tokyo at the last minute. While Sajan competes in the 200m butterfly, Sreehari and Mana compete in the 100m backstroke.

India are saddened by the setback in tennis. In the women’s doubles, Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina are the only team to compete for India in tennis this year. This is the first time since 1992 that a male tennis player has missed the Olympics in an Indian shirt.

The ‘burdens’ of hope

The four races that India has previously won medals at the Olympics also carry the ‘weight’ of hope in Tokyo. The men’s and women’s teams are competing in hockey, which has won the most Olympic gold medals for India. Although not sure if they can reach the gold, if they perform well, the fourth-ranked men’s hockey team in the world could win a medal. Malayalee player P.R. Kerala’s hope is that Sreejesh is in the team as a goalie.

Former world champion Mirabai Chanu is set to compete in the women’s weightlifting event in Tokyo. Chanu, who is currently ranked second in the world, will not be surprised if a gold falls on his neck as he competes in the 49 kg category.

In wrestling, India enters the Tokyo rankings with medal hopes. Vinesh Fogat and Bajrang Punia are India’s most promising wrestlers

Badminton player PV, who can reach the gold level if he can perform according to his talent. Sindhu’s presence in Tokyo is one of India’s biggest hopes.

Sindhu, who lost to Silver in the final of the last Olympics, is coming to Tokyo this time with the brilliance of winning the World Championship. But the failure of Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth to qualify for the Olympics is one of India’s biggest disappointments.

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