Amid the current pandemic situation, organizing the Olympics in itself shows the values of these sports. In the last consecutive years, the shadow of humanity's development has been visible in the Olympics. Take the example of a 100-meter race. The Olympic gold winner of 1896 took 12 seconds for this race, while today's record is 9.58 seconds. Let's talk about the Indian team, which is looking very strong in many sports this year. Seeing this, I feel that India can reach its medal tally in double digits in this Olympics.
The sports in which I hope to medal are shooting, wrestling, boxing, badminton, archery, and athletics. We have a great mix of young talent and experienced players in the shooting. I think India will get at least four medals from this game. While Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat, and Anjum Moudgil are in the race for medals, Abhishek Verma, Yashaswini Deswal, and Deepak Kumar also have the power to surprise.
India is likely to get two medals in wrestling. Vinesh Phogat in the women's category and Bajrang Punia in the men's section can do wonders. In boxing, we have Amit Panghal, the world's number one boxer, and also MC Mary Kom. Both of them are medal contenders. Badminton is a sport in which India has been getting medals from the last two Olympics. It is expected that this time also PV Sindhu will continue this tradition. Although Carolina Marin will not be in the Olympics this year, Sindhu's challenge will not be easy for Sindhu even against her rivals China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.
We have world number one Deepika Kumari in archery. Deepika must win this sport her first Olympic medal. Now let's talk about my favorite athletics. I hope Neeraj Chopra will give the country its first medal in athletics after independent India in the men's javelin throw category. Apart from this, I am hopeful that Indian athletes will reach the finals in the 3000m steeplechase and men's shot put category. Above all, I am hoping that the whole of India cheers and encourages our athletes from their homes. Best wishes to the Indian team. Show the world how much power we have.