The Rio Olympics is all set to begin with the grandeur and the biggest sporting event in the world will decide the champions who will claim the medals from 5th to 21st August. All the countries will be hoping that their athletes claim as many medals as they can and same is the case with India.
Though only once an Indian has won an individual gold, but this could be the Olympic that can change the facts as the Indian contingent looks on a quest for medals with their best ever squad. Here we look at the 5 players that have a real shot at winning a gold medal-
The London Olympic Bronze medalist is the only player to participate in four back to back Olympics and the ace Wrestler will be looking to change the color of his medal in an Olympic which will be the last Olympics of his glorifying career. He is India’s biggest hope for gold this time in wrestling.
He has done it once and is on a quest to do it again. It was a proud movement for every Indian when Abhinav Bindra became the first and only man to earn an individual Olympic Gold. But he disappointed many in the London Olympics and will be looking to regain the medal he lost at London once again.
The Indian badminton ace has a huge list of achievements to her name and she was a strong bet in the London too, but fitness was not on her side as she fell ill right before the Olympics which had an effect on her game. This time she comes into tournament with 100% fitness that makes her a name to reckon with.
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Deepika Kumari is a household name to every Indian sports fan as she has been impressive on the global archery scene. She was the one who claimed the World Archery championship in 2015 and will be looking to claim a gold medal at Rio.
Jitu Rai is the name that has made Indian Fans excited about his debut in the Olympics. After London Olympics the ace shooter has won 7 medals and his most notable achievements has been the number one ranking along with a silver medal at World Championship.
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