Expectations in world cup 2019 ,Sports: Olympics

Expectations in world cup 2019 ,Sports: Olympics

26 December 2018

Olympics :- 
Neeraj Chopra has established himself as an Olympic medal contender.
Seventy-five medals have been disbursed in the javelin throw at the Olympics since 1908 and only 8 have been to non-Europeans. No Asian man has ever won one, which explains the enormity of what Neeraj Chopra seeks to achieve at Tokyo 2020.
October 6, 2019 will be the moment Indian sports will look forward to when Chopra takes on the combined hurling might of Europe at the Athletics World Championships. With a year to go for the Tokyo Games, the Worlds will be a marker of where the Indian stands on the global scale. In 2018, the 21-year-old Chopra boasted the sixth best throw in the world as he topped with 88.06m in the Jakarta Asiad, inching ever so close to that mental barrier of 90m. But getting the better of European throwers will be a steep step forward for the man who literally puts his entire bodily momentum behind sending that spear the farthest.
The coming year is important as a precursor to the Tokyo Games, with qualification in India’s Olympic staples of shooting, wrestling and boxing. In athletics, Hima Das is expected to qualify for 400m but it will be relay event where the Indian women can be counted on to make heads turn, even if the podium remains miles away. Anticipation will be rife when the wrestlers — Vinesh Phogat and Pooja Dhanda as well as the male grapplers like Bajrang — head to the World Championships looking for a top-6 finish that can seal Tokyo berths. The biggest domestic competition is in 57kg, while Sushil Kumar will make his last push in 74kg as he attempts qualification for a difficult third Olympic medal.

In shooting, which drew a blank in 2016, a clutch of teenagers are looking to burst on the seniors scene, and the one name most looked forward to is that of air pistol specialist Sourabh Choudhary. He leads several names — Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh, Elavenil Valarivan, Esha Singh, Lakshay Sheoran and Angad Bajwa — who are restless about hitting the big league. However, except for rifle shooter Anjum Moudgil, all other medals at 2018’s senior Shooting World Championships have come in non-Olympic events, leading to two conclusions — the seniors are a different level of competition, and India now craves the country’s first Olympic medal for a woman.

Indian boxing has had a rough ride since Vijender’s medal, but a stable training system raises hopes of a second medal in men’s boxing. Expect Mary Kom to continue to amaze, as she starts her journey towards the 51kg, once again facing taller, longer-reach pugilists. Considering the top names from 54kg will drop down, Mary Kom has to prepare for two divisions over her favoured 48kg category.

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