The biggest sports event of the year 2020, the Tokyo Olympics will take place in the mid-part of the year. The Indian fans have high hopes from all the Indian athletes as they had been pretty impressive in their respective fields during the previous decade. India will look to finish high in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally.
The one sport where India can clinch the most medals is boxing. Although the Olympics 2020 Schedule is not out yet, the Indian boxers have the caliber to outlast their opponents in any draw. Thus far in all the editions of the Olympics, only two Indian pugilists have been successful in winning a medal. Vijender Singh won a bronze medal in 2008 while Mary Kom achieved the same feat 4 years later.
Here’s a look at the top three Indian boxers who can add to India’s Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally.
After winning a historic silver medal at the World Championships, Amit Panghal has set his eyes on the gold medal now. He has expressed his desire to add a gold to India’s Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally.
He is holding the number one ranking in the 51-kg flyweight category which showcases that he has dominated the world of boxing in recent times.
If he brings his ‘A’ game to the table in Tokyo, however tough his Tokyo Olympics 2020 Schedule might be, the pugilist can make history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in boxing.
Former Olympics bronze medallist will look to better her 2012 Olympics performance after overcoming a challenge from Nikhat Zareen to make it to the Indian team for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Mary Kom knows how to up her game when it matters the most but the tight Tokyo Olympics 2020 Schedule may test her. She will not start as the number 1 contender for the gold medal but she could definitely contribute a medal to India’s Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally.
The Golaghat-born female pugilist, Lovlina Borgohain will India’s wildcard option win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She had won a bronze medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships last year hence, she knows how to perform in the big tournaments. The Welterweight boxer has a fantastic percentage as well.
Thus, these are the three Indian boxers who can provide a boost to India’s Tokyo Olympics Medal Tally.