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There are 11 days left in the Tokyo Olympics. This time 124 players will be involved in 18 games from India. If we look at the history so far, Indian athletes have won only 15 medals in individual. This includes 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 10 Bronze. Of these, 5 medals have been won by Indian women athletes.
So far, only wrestler Sushil Kumar has won two Olympic medals. He has won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
This time, badminton star PV Sindhu and boxer Mary Kom have a chance to equal Sushil’s record in Tokyo Olympics. Mary Kom won medals in 2012 and Sindhu in 2016 Olympics.
Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) will play the Olympics for the second time. She has shown that she is leaving no stone unturned to win a medal at the Tokyo Games by winning a silver medal at the Kazakhstan Asian Boxing Championships in May this year. This was his 7th gold medal at the Asian Championships. She has won 2 gold in Asian Games. He has won bronze medals at the 2014 Incheon and 2010 Asian Games. She won gold at the 2018 Goldcoast Commonwealth Games.
Three categories of women’s boxing were included in the 2012 London Olympics for the first time. Mary Kom had earlier won a bronze medal for the country in the Olympics. Although she could not qualify in the Rio Olympics, this time she has a chance to equal Sushil’s record by winning a medal in Tokyo. Mary Kom has said that she has won medals in every boxing tournament, but is not satisfied with her performance in the Olympics so far. This is the reason why he has not taken retirement from boxing till now. She wants to change the color of the medal in the Olympics by completing this task.
There is full hope of medal from PV Sindhu in Badminton women’s singles also. She is also the first Indian female player to win gold in the World Championship. Sindhu is the only Indian female badminton player to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. He won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This time they have got an easy group. Also, Carolina Marin of Spain, who defeated Sindhu in the final of Rio, is also out due to injury this time.
In such a situation, Sindhu is being considered a strong contender for the medal, it is expected that she will be able to change the color of Rio’s medal. At the same time, he has a good chance to equal Sushil Kumar’s record. Sindhu has won 5 medals including one gold in the World Badminton Championships. He won bronze medals in 2013 and 2014. Won silver in 2017 and 2018 and gold medal in 2019.
Have also won medals in Asian and Commonwealth Games
Sindhu has been a part of the Indian team that won the bronze medal in the women’s team event at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. At the same time, she won the silver medal in the women’s singles at the Jakarta Asian Games. She has also won 3 medals including one gold in Commonwealth Games.
In 1900, Pichard of British origin won two medals for India.
Norman Pichard participated in the Games for the first time from British-ruled India in the 1900 Paris Olympics. He ran the 200m race and the 200m. Won 2 silver medals in hurdles race. Many historians do not count these medals in India’s account, because Pichard was of British origin. In such a situation, we have also kept these medals separately. While the International Olympic Committee counts it in India’s account.