The Indian hockey team will be the center of attention in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as the Manpreet Singh and co. have a good chance of boosting India’s Olympics Medal Tally. The Indian men’s hockey team have impressed a lot in the last few months.
The Tokyo Olympics Schedule for hockey event is not out yet but looking at the way India has performed in the build-up to the event one can back them to add at least one medal to the nation’s Olympics 2020 Medal Tally. Having won 8 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in this sport at the Olympics, hockey is definitely one of the strongest points of the Indian contingents.
Over the last three editions of the Olympics, India has improved its performance in the men’s tournament. They did not qualify for the 2008 Olympics while they finished at the 12th rank in the 2012 Olympics. In 2016 though, India registered two wins to gain the eighth position.
The Indian side is in red hot form at the moment as they recently kicked off their Pro League 2020 campaign with back-to-back wins over the world number 3 team, the Netherlands. India holds number 5 ranking in the men’s department but if they play to their full potential they can easily conquer the tough Tokyo Olympics Schedule and qualify for the final.
The only are of concern for the men’s side will be their recent performance at the big events. India clinched the silver medal in 2016 South Asian Games and followed it with a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games. Even in the Commonwealth Games 2018, India finished at the fourth position.
Talking about the Indian women’s hockey team now, this is only the third time they have secured themselves a berth in the Olympics. However, they had a disastrous outing in 2016 as they took the 12th position with zero wins in the tourney. They have been struggling against New Zealand thus, not many fans expect Rani Rampal and co. to add to India’s Olympics 2020 Medal Tally.
Ice Hockey & more in Tokyo 2020 insight, Indian athletes take to gear up for a hectic period. Archery & same more Championships in Bangkok, which saw them win one gold & more.
They will find it extremely hard to record wins against the higher-ranked opponents. So, the conclusion for the hockey universe is that the men’s team can win a medal in Tokyo but the same cannot be said about the women’s hockey team of India. India’s Olympics 2020 Medal Tally would receive an addition of one silver medal from the hockey event.
India will & definitely win 12 medals in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. With well six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Indian team is expected to return in the game & sees India finishing on must 23rd position with 12 medals, including 2 gold & will more the windy conditions on the day of her event affecting the chances of game-changer mode.