With just less than 48 hours to go for the Rio Olympics, Indian athletes are ready to showcase their talent and bring glory to the country. India will be represented by 119 athletes in 15 sports. There are some sports in which India can win medals because. We are going only by performances of Indians in that event in the past.
Here we look at the 5 sports in which India can medals in Rio Olympics.
Shooting is the best bet for India in Rio Olympics. In London Olympics, Vijay Kumar won the silver medal in 25 m rapid pistol event while Gagan Narang won the bronze medal in the 10 m air rifle event. But this time around, a total of 12 shooters will take part in 11 events. As far as mens team is concerned Jitu Rai, Abhinav Bindra will be main contender to win the medal. In womens section , Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul and Heena Sidhu are main hopes. Out of these three Heena Sidhu is most experienced shooter. Chandela and Paul will be playing their first Olympics. With Bindra playing his last Olympics, he will be hoping to sign off with a medal.