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Top Indian athletes to watch out for at Olympics 2024

By Ravi - 2024-06-21 18:00:05
Top Indian athletes to watch out for at Olympics 2024

Top Indian athletes to watch out for at Olympics 2024

The 2024 Olympics will be held in France from July 26 to August 11, 2024, with Paris as the main host city, along with 16 other cities spread across metropolitan France. India won its highest ever medal haul of seven in the previous edition of the quadrennial event, held in Tokyo in 2021. Here's a look at the top-10 Indian athletes who have qualified for the upcoming Paris Games.

1. Neeraj Chopra

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The javelin thrower became the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics. Chopra, who is in great form, would look to replicate the same heroic performance to defend his title in Paris.

2. Avinash Sable

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The steeplechase runner won a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He is one of the most important athletes at the Paris Games.

3. Lovlina Borgohain

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This promising boxer won a bronze medal in Tokyo and qualified for Paris in the women's 75kg category. Will she go one step further this time and reach the final

4. Kishore Kumar Jena

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The track and field athlete won a silver medal in javelin throw at the Asian Games last year, finishing behind Neeraj Chopra. He will be eager to prove his point on the biggest stage next month.

5. Vinesh Phogat

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This wrestler was one of the faces of the wrestlers' protest last year. She will compete in the women's 50kg category at the Paris Games, hoping to recover from her disappointing performances in previous editions of the Olympics.

6. P.V. Sindhu

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This shuttler won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and a bronze medal in Tokyo. P.V. Sindhu would like to win this title thrice this time and maybe even win a gold medal.

7. Lakshya Sen

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The badminton star has created a sensation in the circuit with his impressive performances in all the major competitions. However, success at the Olympics has eluded him and he may even reach Paris.

8. Rohan Bopanna

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The tennis veteran won the doubles title at the Australian Open with Matthew Ebden and reached the semi-finals of the French Open. He will pair up with N Sriram Balaji at the Paris Games and will hope to give India its first tennis medal at the quadrennial event since Leander Paes won bronze in Atlanta in 1996.

9. Manu Bhaker

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This shooter will participate in the women's 25m pistol event. Her performance in big events has not been good, but the consistency Bhaker has shown in qualifying for the Olympics shows that with age and maturity she can improve her game further.

10. Indian men's hockey team

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They ended a 41-year medal drought at the Olympic Games by winning a bronze medal in 2021. Although their form has dipped since then, the team has the potential to live up to expectations when the stakes are high in Paris.

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