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Indian shooters who can win an Olympic Medal

As Tokyo Olympics 2020 is approaching, there are high expectations from Indian shooters to get an Olympic medal. The performances of Indian shooters at ISSF World Cup 2019 has surely raised hope and expectations.

Surbhi Khera
Last updated: 14.09.2019
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Hard work is the key to success and the success does not come in just a few days, it takes years for people to achieve their targets. Similarly, as Tokyo Olympics 2020 is approaching and the date is coming near, the athletes might be having a tough and regular schedule of practices.

The 2020 Summer Olympics which is officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and Tokyo Olympics 2020 is basically an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24th July to 9th August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan and the preliminary events in some sports will begin from 22nd July. Around 26 nations and around 11,901 athletes are expected to take part. There will be 339 events in 33 sports and will take place in the New National Stadium.

There are a lot of participants from India and they are ready to challenge the world and hopefully will engrave their names in the Olympics’ history with their performances and victories. Though there is no doubt that all athletes will give their best but as the Indian shooters performed spectacularly in ISSF World Cup 2019 and bagged around 22 medals, so there is high hope and expectations from all the shooters participating in the Olympics. It is being said that the 2020 Olympics can be a game-changer for Indian shooting as they did not win even a single medal in the 2016 Olympics and then ended up winning medals in the last two World Cups, so this tracks the journey of Indian shooters. There are around 9 quotas already and 2 or 3 more are expected. Even the Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju praised the Indian shooters for their performance at the ISSF World Cup and also said that they can continue the good work and performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This has already raised expectations and here are top 5 Indian shooters who can surely win an Olympic medal.



1. Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Chandela Singh is an Indian Sports Shooter who competes in a 10m air rifle event. Recently, she won the gold medal in ISSF World Cup 2019 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She won a silver medal in World Cup 2015. Also, she won bronze in the 2015 Changwon World Cup, 2018 Gold coast, 2018 Jakarta Palembang. She is also popularly called as World Number one shooter.


2. Anjum Moudgil

She is an Indian sport shooter and is from Chandigarh. She represents the Punjab team in shooting. She is coached by Deepali Deshpande. She got the highest world ranking that is World Number 2 in 10m air rifle. She has won silver medals in 2018 Changwon World Championships, 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2017 Brisbane Commonwealth Shooting Championships as well as a bronze medal in 2017 Brisbane Commonwealth Shooting Championships.  She is one of the 19 sportspeople selected by the selection committee for the Arjuna Award for the year 2019. Due to such massive records, people have great expectations from her.


3. Saurabh Chaudhary

Every kid knows his name after his massive performance in ISSF World Cup 2019 and is the only Indian shooter to win a gold medal in ISSF World Championships, ISSF World Cup, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games, and Asian Air Gun Championship. He is an Indian sport shooter and won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in 10 m Air Pistol. Also, he became the youngest Indian gold medalist at the Asian Games. He is also considered to be the most successful Indian shooter at the ISSF World Cup as he collected around 7 medals.


4. Abhishek Verma

Along with Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma performed really well in ISSF World Championships. He was coached by Omendra Singh and was a part of the Eklavya sports shooting academy. He won a silver medal in 2018 Changwon. He shot 244.2 in the right-man finals in the 2019 world cup and thus has helped India to sweep Men’s 10m Air pistol. He is also a part-time lawyer.


5. Elavenil Valarivan

She is an Indian shooter from Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup. She won a gold medal at World Junior World Cup Suhl 2019. Also, she has earlier won at 2019 ISSF 10m Air Rifle world cup scoring 2551.7 in Rio de Jenerio. She finished fourth in the finals at ISSF World Cup with a score of 208.3. Apart from this, she has amazing records of medals and performances at various levels.


Not only these five, but there are more Indian shooters who will be representing India in 2020 Tokyo Olympics as there are already nine quotas and it includes Yashaswini Deswal, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rahi Sarnobat, Sanjeev Rajput. There is expectation of addition of 2 or 3 quotas. They did a wonderful job till now and we hope that they will continue to increase the tally of the medals and will emerge brighter.

We wish them all the luck for 2020 Tokyo Olympics!


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