Asians athletes to watch out for in Olympics

This year’s Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The International Olympic Committee will include five new games into the existing list of games and these include softball, karate, surfing, sport climbing, and skateboarding. Japan has held Olympic games before in 1964, and this years games will attract a huge number of crowds from around the world. Apart from that around 11,000 athletes are expected to arrive in Tokyo for the participation. Preparations for the Olympics are already brewing up, not just in Japan but the whole world is getting ready for the multi-sport event, dedicating more time to training and preparation of the athletes.

Chen Aisen:

Gold-medalist Chen Aisen hails from China. The 24-year-old athlete has won a gold medal in the men’s individual 10m platform. He has been a double gold medallist at the summer gold medallist in the 2016 Olympics. The Chinese diver also holds a gold medal in men’s 10m platform competition.

Chen Aisen

Yuzuru Hanyu:

24-year-old Yuzuru is a Japanese figure skater. He competes in men’s single and is a two-time Olympic champion. Not only on an international basis, but he has won many medals in the national championships in Japan as well. He has remained a two-time world champion, four-time grand Prix champion and been a Japanese national champion four-times.

Lalu Muhammad Zohri:

Hailing from Indonesia, Zohri is the only Indonesian who has won 100m and 200m national records. 19-year-old Lalu is the only Asian holder of the IAAF World U20 Championships with a gold medal in his account. He also has a bronze medal in Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Osaka. He also finished 2nd in world Championships held in Doha, Qatar. Dubbed as the “fastest man in South-east Asia”, Indonesian track-and-field sprinter qualified for the 2020 Olympics during the 2019 Seiko Golden Prix in Osaka.

Mathilda Karlsson:

Sri Lankan Karlsson is the first athlete from the country to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. Mathilda is a jumping athlete She scored a third-place earlier in GP of San Remo. She has been in sports since she was thirteen years old. Mathilda made the decision of competing for her home country when she visited Sri Lanka for a holiday in 2017.

Mathilda Karlsson

Ruman Shana:

Bangladesh is set to contest in the Tokyo Olympics. The country will introduce its first-ever archer in the games. 24-year-old Ruman Shana will be representing his country in the gaming event. He has a bronze medal in  2019 World Archery Championships and secured three international medals in 2019. He won two gold medals at First Asian Grand Prix 2014 and another in International Archery Tournament 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Neeraj Chopra:

India has a long history of producing talented athletes throughout history. Neeraj Chopra will compete in javelin throw in the 2020 Olympics. He won a gold medal in 2018 Asian games as well as 2018 commonwealth games. With two gold medals in his bag, expectations for the next milestone are very high.

Karma:

29-year-old Karma is a Bhutanese archer from Thimphu, Bhutan. She started archery in 2009 and soon made her debut in 2012. Karma will become the first athlete from Bhutan to qualify for any sport. Bhutan has been participating in the Olympics since 1984 but on invitations. Karma’s selections mark a new era from the athletes from Bhutan. She won her archery spot during the Asian qualification tournament in Bankok.

Rikako Ikee:

Rikako Ikee

This Japanese competitor has won an unprecedented number of medals at Asian games in 2018. Rikako is known to be a potential gold medallist at the Games, having won 6 gold medals at the Asian games. She is the first Japanese to win 5 National Championship championships. The 18-year-old will bid for her long-desired gold in the Olympic Games at the 2020 Olympics and pin.

Conclusion:

Asia has no dearth of athletes whereas Olympics 2020 is concerned, new faces are expected to emerge. Among other countries, Asian countries continue to invest a hefty amount in preparation for their athletes. India will put its hopes on Saina Nehwal to maintain her gold-winning position while China’s Sun Yang is second to none. The world will see rival nations like India and Pakistan facing each other and trying to bag the prize. The gospel truth about the Olympic games is that nothing can be expected but as long as records are concerned, some are meant to be broken, others created.

 

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