Sunday will be a special day for the Indian women players in the Tokyo Olympics, as the country's star women players will start their campaign in their respective sports. Rio Olympic silver medalist badminton player PV Sindhu, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom, tennis players Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, and shooter Manu Bhaker (out of medal race) will compete in their respective events. Although. On Sunday, the medal sport for the Indians will be shooting, in which men and women shooters will play.
Badminton: Sindhu had a stellar performance in Rio, but she lost in a tight match in the final and had to settle for silver. This Indian will be desperate to get the gold medal this time. She is starting her campaign in Group J which includes Cheung Ngan Yi (ranked 34th) and Ksenia Polikarpova (ranked 58th). Sindhu is one of the top contenders for the gold medal this time around, especially in the absence of defending champion Carolina Marin, who will miss out due to an injury.
Shooting: Manu Bhaker is the world's number 2 shooter and has won 13 medals in the World Cup. She is just 19 years old. She entered the 10m Air Pistol event, but could not qualify for the medal. All eyes were on his performance, but he was disappointed. Apart from them, Yashaswini Deswal was also in a similar condition, from whom medals were expected. At the same time, in men, Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Singh Panwar will compete in the 10m air rifle qualification.
Tennis: India's veteran tennis player Sania Mirza will join hands with young player Ankita Raina to play the first round of women's doubles, then she will try to take her journey to a medal. This is being said to be Sania's last Olympics and she would like to make it memorable.
Boxing: After the exit of Vikas Krishnan, one of India's medal contenders, now Mary Kom has increased the weight of India's medals on her shoulders. Mary Kom is an Olympic medalist and a six-time champion, she knows how to handle pressure situations well. Apart from him, Manish Kaushik will also start his campaign.
Rowing: In this sport, Indian players Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will play in the lightweight doubles sculls repechage round 2 of men.