Top Five Medal Contenders for India in the Paris Olympics 

The Paris Olympics is just a few days away and India is preparing strongly for the multination tournament. Let’s look at the top five medal contenders for India.

In this article, we will look at the top five medal hopes for India in the Paris Olympics starting in a few days

Paris Olympics 2024

Neeraj Chopra

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Neeraj Chopra, who participated in the Federation Cup and the Doha Diamond League back-to-back in May, is presently taking a little vacation from competitions. After that, he experienced some soreness in his adductor during training, and considering the stakes this year, he decided not to compete in the Ostrava Golden Spike event on May 28.

The current Olympic and world champion is currently training in Kuortane, Finland. On June 18, he is scheduled to compete at the Paavo Nurmi Games, where he may see Max Dehning, his new adversary.

Vinesh Phogat

This week in Budapest, Vinesh Phogat will participate in her second international competition in a span of eighteen months at the Ranking Series. Participating in the 50 kg weight class will act as a decisive match for Vinesh before Paris since she will face some elite rivals here in two-time Bronze medallist Feng Ziqi, silver medallist Dolgorjavyn Otgonjargal from the World Championships, and bronze winner Aktenge Keunimjaeva from the Asian Games.

Vinesh will have the opportunity to establish herself as India’s best wrestler of all time in 50 days, both on and off the mat. To date, nevertheless, her path to Paris has undoubtedly been the most difficult one taken by any fellow countryman.

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PV Sindhu

Since returning to action following a protracted injury layoff, PV Sindhu’s outcomes have been all over the place. She appeared flawless and advanced to the Malaysia Masters final a few weeks ago, but a week later she was eliminated, from a victorious stance, over her enduring adversary Carolina Marin. However, Sindhu was defeated this week in the opening round of the Indonesia Open, the final big competition before the Paris Games.

Her form has been inconsistent, but she hasn’t reached her best yet, so it shouldn’t be too concerning. However, her recent losing streak from winning positions at the Malaysia Masters and Singapore Open is concerning. Although Sindhu has had a lot of success, she will spend the next 50 days refining her small imperfections in order to attempt to win an unprecedented third Olympic medal.

Sift Kaur Samra

Sift Kaur Samra may be the one to mend the wounds caused by the Indian shooting. 22 years old, she has the extraordinarily challenging NEET test, took first place in the women’s 50m rifle at the 2023 Asian Games, defeating China’s world champion with a world-record score at home, and qualified for the Olympics in Paris after winning a nerve-wracking four-stage competition.

Although the Indian shooting squad for Paris has not yet been formally confirmed, Sift is expected to be one of the squad’s top medal contenders.

Sift is currently competing in the Munich World Cup, where she placed fifth in the qualifier and advanced to the 50m Rifle 3P final.

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Rankireddy Satwiksairaj and Shetty Chirag

It is concerning that Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have withdrawn from the Indonesia Open. This occurs a week following their defeat in the opening round of the Singapore Open, indicating that they should better control their workload as we approach Paris or that one of them is injured [Satwik recently recovered from one.

Their global ranking will also be impacted by their withdrawal from the Indonesia Open, where they were the defending champions.

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