India has a total of 28 medals, including nine gold medals, in the Olympics from 1900 to 2016. The maximum 11 medals are in hockey. The country got the only individual gold medal in shooting, which is in the name of Abhinav Bindra.
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Talking about Olympic history, India has a total of 28 medals so far. These include nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals. The Indian hockey team has won the maximum eight gold medals. The country has gold in only one individual event, which Abhinav Bindra won in shooting during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Talking about the best Olympic campaign, India had a total of six medals in the 2012 tournament played in London. This time India can cross this figure. However, for this, India will have to perform as expected in the remaining medal matches. Let’s know about the major sports from which India can create history in Tokyo.
1. Hockey: Two medals expected
This time both the men’s and women’s teams of India have reached the semi-finals. In such a situation, both the teams are strong contenders for the gold or silver medal. In the event of losing the semi-final match, both the teams will play for the bronze medal. In such a situation, India will expect two medals from hockey.
2. Boxing: Hoping for a Medal
Lovlina Borgohain, who is competing in the Olympics for the first time, has ensured that the country gets another medal by making it to the semi-finals of the 69 kg weight category. If Lovlina wins the semi-final match, then silver will be confirmed. However, the people of India would hope to end their campaign with a gold medal.
3. Wrestling: Expect two to three medals
The wrestling (freestyle) bouts will begin on August 4. In this, Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Vinesh Phogat will present the medal claim for India. India has done well in wrestling in the last few years. That’s why this time also India has high hopes from its wrestlers. India can win two to three medals in this category as well.
India will also be hoping for a medal from the javelin throw. Neeraj Chopra will start his mission from India. 2018 Asian Games champion Neeraj will play his first match on August 4.
India can win a total of nine medals
In this way, Team India can win a total of nine medals this time. At present, Mirabai Chanu has won silver and PV Sindhu has given India two medals by winning bronze. Lovlina has confirmed the medal by reaching the semi-finals of boxing. In this way, three medals are sure for India.
After this, if Indian players perform as expected in hockey, wrestling and javelin throw, then India will have a total of eight to nine medals. It can also get a gold medal in hockey or boxing.
Next two days important for gold hopes
- Hockey (Men’s) semi-final match against Belgium on August 3 at 7 am
- Hockey (Women’s) semi-final match against Argentina on August 4 at 3.30 pm
- Boxing (Women’s) semi-final match against Turkey on August 4 at 11 am
Will keep an eye on these players too
- On August 4, Ravi Kumar will be in the Wrestling Round of 16 (Men, 57 kg) match at 7.30 am.
- On August 4, in the Wrestling Round of 16 (Men, 86 kg) match, Deepak Punia will be at 7.30 am.
- Neeraj Chopra will be in Javelin Throw (Men) match on 4th August at 5.35 am
- On August 5, Vinesh Phogat will be in the Wrestling Round of 16 (Women, 53kg) match at 7.30 am.
- On August 6, in the Wrestling Round of 16 (Men, 65 kg) match, Bajrang Punia will be at 7.30 am.
London Olympics best with six medals
Could not even open account in six Olympics
India has participated in 24 Olympics so far. Of these, six could not win a single medal in the Olympics. The Modern Olympic Games have been held since 1896. Since then the world has seen countries like America, Soviet Union, Britain, China, France, Germany, Italy and Japan as superpowers.
The US and the Soviet Union are in the top two. The US has so far won a total of 2522 medals including 1022 gold, 795 silver and 705 bronze medals. While the Soviet Union won a total of 1010 medals including 395 gold, 319 silver and 296 bronze. Great Britain is at number three in this matter. He won a total of 851 medals including 263 Gold, 295 Silver and 293 Bronze.
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Next two days important for gold hopes
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