Tokyo Olympics has already been postponed because it was to be held in 2020. Now, with the application of the vaccine, the chances of infecting athletes are greatly reduced and I think it can take place safely. The Tokyo organizers are moving ahead with plans to organize the Olympics this year and appear to be planning for a smaller event than the ones we’re perhaps used to from previous Games. They recognize, though, that trying to predict the future with this pandemic is a fool’s game. The organizers have said that the Olympics will happen in the total guidelines and protocol of the ongoing pandemic. Although the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to this year, 2021, the name will remain 2020. It happens to all sports events that have a certain periodicity, that doesn’t happen every year.
That way, future events (for example, the 2024 Olympics) don’t have to change their dates too. The 20th century’s two World Wars led several editions of the Olympic Games to be cancelled, but this will be the first time in Olympic history that the Games are postponed. Although the excitement of the game is still in prevail among the Fans. Athletes from India are the epitome of enthusiasm to participate in the world’s biggest and oldest festival of games. A lot of players from different fields will be representing India on the international platform of the Olympics. Some of these players are most deserving and we are hoping that they will perform with their optimum strength in the Tokyo Olympics and they will bring gold for India. So, let’s get to know about these players in detail and what will be the hope for Indians on these players. We will talk about their stats and their eligibility to grab the gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
In this section, four-player from India will perform in Tokyo Olympics.
- Men: – Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Yadav
- Women: – Deepika Kumari
A large number of players are contending from the athletic section in the Tokyo Olympic 2021. Fans have a lot of expectations from these players and we hope that at least one gold will fall in the vicinity of India from Athletics. Nineteen players are participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
- Men’s 400m:- Huddle MP Jabir
- Men’s 4x400m Relay:- Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Noah Nirmal Tom, Amoj Jacob, and Arokia Rajiv
- Men’s 20KM Race Walk:- Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohila, Irfan Kolothum Thodi
- Men’s 3000M Steeplechase Avinash Sable
- Women’s 100M:- Dutee Chand
- Women’s 200M:- Dutee Chand
- Women’s 20 KM Race Walk: – Priyanka Goswami and Bhavna Jat
- Mixed 4x400m Relay: – The team hasn’t been announced yet.
- Men’s Javelin Throw: – Throw Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh
- Men’s Long Jump: – Murali Sreeshankar
- Men’s Shot Put: – Tajindarpal Singh Toor
- Women’s Discus Throw: – Kamalpreet Kaur and Seema Punia
- Women’s Javelin Throw: – Annu Rani
Altogether four players will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics from India. These players will be representing in badminton format in three disciples. Let’s get to know about these players.
- Men:- Sai B Praneeth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty
- Women:- PV Sindhu
Boxing will be the prior sport from India in the Tokyo Olympics. India is sending its best boxers to the sports festival. Hopes are on the top from boxers and there are chances of golds for India from the boxing section. These players are:-
- Men’s 52KG – Flyweight:- Amit Panghal
- Men’s 63KG – Lightweight:- Manish Kaushik
- Men’s 69KG – Welterweight:- Vikas Krishan
- Men’s 75KG – Middleweight:- Ashish Kumar
- Men’s +91KG – Super Heavyweight:- Satish Kumar
- Women’s 51KG – Flyweight:- Mary Kom
- Women’s 60KG – Lightweight:- Simranjit Kaur
- Women’s 69KG -Welterweight:- Lovlina Borgohain
- Women’s 75KG -Middleweight:- Pooja Rani
After a gap of more than twenty years finally, an Indian player has qualified from this section. Fouad Mirza will represent India as an Equestrian in the Tokyo Olympics.
It is the first time in the history of the Olympics when an Indian player has qualified for Fencing. CA Bhavani Devi will be the player from India in this section. She has been ranked 45th on international platforms.
Only three players from India have qualified in Golf and they will be representing the country in the upcoming Olympic events. So, let’s get to know about these players.
- Men’s Individual:- Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane
- Women’s Individual:- Aditi Ashok
Only one player from India is contending in the Tokyo Olympic 2021. Pronate Nayak will be the player from India and she will be the sole player from India to represent in Gymnastic. She had won the Bronze medal in the Asian Games.
India’s Hockey team is performing well on the national as well as on international grounds. Fans have a lot of expectations from both women as well as a men’s hockey team. Let’s get to know about the players contending on Hockey format.
- Goalkeeper: PR Sreejesh
- Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra
- Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit
- Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh
- Standbys: Krishan Pathak (goalkeeper), Varun Kumar (defender), and Simranjit Singh (midfielder)
- Goalkeeper: Savita
- Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita
- Midfielders: Nisha, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi
- Standby: E Rajani
Sushil Devi is representing India in the Tokyo Olympic 2021.
Two prior players are contending in the Tokyo Olympics and they will represent India in the biggest festival of sports. These players are Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh.
Four players are participating in sailing from India in the Tokyo Olympic 2021. They are Vishnu Saravanan, K.C. Ganapathy, Varun Thakkar, and Nethra Kumanan.
The sport in which Indian players have performed very well. Several participants from India are selected for the Tokyo Olympics, these are:-
- Men’s 10 M Air Rifle:- Divyansh Singh Panwar & Deepak Kumar
- Women’s 10 M Air Rifle:- Apurvi Chandela & Elavenil Valarivan
- Men’s 10 M Air Pistol:- Saurabh Chaudhary & Abhishek Verma
- Women’s 10 M Air Pistol:- Manu Bhaker & Yashaswini Singh Deswal
- Men’s 50 M Rifle 3 Position:- Sanjeev Rajput & Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
- Women’s 50 M Rifle 3 Position:- Anjum Moudgil & Tejaswini Sawant
- Women’s 25 m Pistol:- Manu Beaker & Rahi Sarnobat
- Men’s Skeet :- Angad Bajwa & Mairaj Ahmad Khan
Indian swimmers have directly qualified for the first time in the history of Indian sports. The players who are contending for the Tokyo Olympics are: –
- Men:- Srihari Natraj, Sajan Prakash
- Women:- Manna Patel
Altogether four players have been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in Table Tennis sports.
- Men’s Singles:- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Achanta Sharath Kamal
- Women’s Singles:- Manika Batra & Sutirtha Mukherjee
Two players will represent India in the Tokyo Olympic 2021. The players are Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina.
A sole player will be contending as a weight lifter in the Tokyo Olympic 2021. Mirabai Chanu will be the player from India in the weightlifting section.
India is sending seven wrestlers to the Tokyo Olympics. These wrestlers are:-
- Men’s 57KG:- Ravi Kumar Dahiya
- Men’s 65KG:- Bajrang Punia
- Men’s 86KG:- Deepak Punia
- Women’s 50KG:- Seema Bisla
- Women’s 53KG:-Vinesh Phogat
- Women’s 57KG:- Anshu Malik
- Women’s 62KG:- Sonam Malik
- Shooting: Shooting is key to India’s medal hopes. The count of our medal tally hinges on our performance in shooting especially on Saurabh Chaudhary. This 17-year shooting genius broke the world record in 10m air pistol last year and then went on to break his world record. This young archer is much proficient because he had already won medals in the Asian Games. Rahi Sarnobat is in the best form of her career and a very good medal prospect along with Manu Bhaker.
However, Manu Bhaker tends to lose nerve in big matches. Apporvi Chandela and Abhishek Verma are also good and can bring a medal. The best thing about Tokyo Olympics is mixed shooting in which India completely dominates. If we miss a gold medal in a 10m Air Pistol mixed event, then that would be quite a bummer.
- Badminton: Only good hope is P.V Sindhu who is going through a rough patch in recent months. She has been continuously knocked out in the recent tournament. Her form clouds India’s chances of winning a badminton medal. Let’s hope for the best though.
- Wrestling: In wrestling, the best contender is Bajrang Poonia. This pro wrestler is at the epitome of perfection and he will be the most liable athlete from India to win Olympic gold in the Tokyo Olympic 2021. The mental and physical strength of Bajrang poonia will be the crucible factor in the upcoming Olympics. Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik are other good prospects. Chances of Gold are very slim.
- Boxing: In boxing, Hopes are high from the Indian team because this year we have a lot of efficient boxers contending for the Olympic 2021. Hopes are high in boxing because of Mary Kom. Although owing to her age there are speculations that there are fewer chances of a medal from Mary Kom.
But there is no denying the fact that she is one of the world’s best women boxers under the flyweight category. Another boxer who was quite in limelight owing to his worth applauding performance is Amit Panchal. He has already made his name on the international platform by winning a silver medal in the world championship.
- Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu is the only hope of a medal because she has been on the epitome of her practice while preparing for the Olympic 2021.
- Archery: Our archers especially Deepika Kumar and Atanu Das have the ability but somehow fail under pressure. Let’s hope they don’t disappoint us again.
- Athletics: Only real hope was Neeraj Chopra whose fitness is questionable after a recent injury. He was a solid medal prospect but can’t say now. Hima das is good but still far from a medal.
- Hockey: With India’s recent performance, we can hope for a medal at least. India has performed well on international platforms in Hockey, lets see what Tokyo Olympic holds for the Indian Hockey team.
There are roughly 11,000 athletes at a Summer Olympics and add in maybe another 89,000 staff, coaches, trainers, workers, etc. for roughly 100,000 people who probably have to be at the various venues. The USA alone will be vaccinating close to 4 million people per day (each person needs two doses or vaccinations) so, 100,000 people around the world and a large group in Japan is a drop in the bucket. It will be a tough task for the organizers to maintain and channelize the event in a prover way along with abiding with the rules and regulations of Covid-19 norms. This is the first time in the history of the Olympics when players and organizers are in a conundrum owing to the crisis promulgated by a coronavirus.
There’s a 13-hour time zone difference compared to the eastern time zone which will make it difficult to show live sports. They are also attendance restrictions at the Olympic venues which cut down on fan excitement generated. The committee already has delayed the tournament for 1 year as the event was going to happen in 2020. Committee said that they will take the right measures and will look out for the best safety so that tournament can go on smoothly. We hope that the decision of the committee works favorably and everything goes smoothly in the upcoming festival of sports.