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India's top medal hopes at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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  • 1st August, 2021 07:28:00 PM
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India's top medal hopes at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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India is sending its largest ever contingent to the Tokyo Olympics in the hope of bettering its medals haul over previous Games.

With 120 athletes competing across 85 events, the country hopes to win medals for shooting, wrestling, boxing, archery and badminton, BBC reported.

India returned with a meagre two medals from the 2016 Rio Olympics - a silver for ace shuttler PV Sindhu in the Women's Singles Badminton event and a bronze for wrestler Sakshi Malik in the Women's 58kg Freestyle Wrestling event.

This time, India is participating in two events for the first time, with Bhavani Devi becoming the first fencer to qualify and Fouaad Mirza making it to the equestrian event.