Remember the moment when Vijender Singh punched above his weight to bronze glory at the Beijing Olympics. From that day, boxing in India has been uplifted. The sport has since grown in stature and the sport has boosted many young guns. When the Tokyo Olympics opens to all the grandeur next year, Indian pugilists will again be vying for the ultimate glory. From whom India can expect a medal in Tokyo?
Vijender Singh: No doubt he is India’s first ever Olympic medal winning boxer, Vijender Singh is the top pugilist to lead India’s gold charge. Since his 2008 bronze win, the Punjab born has made huge strides in the world of boxing. Will he bag the gold this time?
Shiva Thapa: The 25-year-old hails from Guwahati, Assam. He has bagged gold in Asian Championship in 2015. Shiva is speedily establishing himself as one of the finest boxers in India and is having a growing reputation across the world.
Vikas Yadav: After making a very impressive start in the Rio Olympics 2016, the 27-year-old boxer from Haryana lost his 75 kg quarter-final bout. It might not have been the expected result but the now Vikas has given enough impress of his talent and prowess. Will he stand on the middle of the Olympics podium?
Mary Kom: The list is incomplete without the boxing queen! The record six-time world champion will be looking to better her 2012 Olympics effort and cover the distance this time. The 36 year-old may be playing in her last Olympics and she would love to end in a gold glory.