In Pics: India's TOP medal favourites at Tokyo Olympics

The delayed Tokyo Olympics will finally get underway on Friday (July 23) and India will be hoping for their highest-ever medal haul from these Games. India has sent their biggest-ever contingent with 119 athletes competing in 85 different medal categories. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at India's top medal contenders at the Tokyo Olympics.

Shuttler PV Sindhu

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Shuttler PV Sindhu

2016 Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu will look to go one better at Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu recently made it to the semifinals of the All England Open where she lost to Thai player Pornpawee Chochuwong. The Hyderabad-born has worked on her defense and he had qualified directly for the Olympics as her BWF ranking is under 10. (Source: Twitter)

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu is the only Indian taking part in the weightlifting event at Tokyo Olympics. She is currently ranked at No. 2 in the 49 kg category. She won a silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and then bettered her performance by winning Gold at World Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Source: Twitter)

Boxer MC Mary Kom

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Boxer MC Mary Kom

2012 London Olympics bronze-medal winning boxer MC Mary Kom will be gunning for another medal at Tokyo Olympics. The 38-year-old recently won a silver in the Asian Boxing Championship in 2021 and will look to go all the way at the Games this year. (Source: Twitter)

Shooter Manu Bhaker

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Shooter Manu Bhaker

Teenager Manu Bhaker will be one of the biggest medal hopes in 10m air pistol event at Tokyo Olympics. She won two gold medals at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and became the youngest Indian player to do so. Manu is also a nine-time Gold Medallist at ISSG World Cup. (Source: Twitter)

Archer Deepika Kumari

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Archer Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari is currently the world No. 1-ranked archer heading into the Tokyo Olympics. She recently became the first Indian to win three individual women’s recurve gold medals at the Archery World Cup in Guatemala City in April. (Source: Twitter)

Wrestler Bajrang Punia

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia

Wrestler Bajrang Punia, who will be competing in the 65kg freestyle, will be India's biggest hope from this discipline at Tokyo Olympics. Punia won a Gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and has also won two Asian Championships. In 2021, the 27-year old won a Silver medal in Asian Wrestling Championships in Kazakistan. (Source: Twitter)

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