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5 Indian athletes who will impress at Rio 2016

A look at athletes who could impress at Rio 2016

Top 5 / Top 10 08 Aug 2016, 18:56 IST

The time has come for sports lovers across the world to tune into their television sets as they follow the progress of the world’s best athletes to find out which country performs the best in the hunt for medals.

The Indian contingent is in Rio with its biggest participation ever. With the contingent come the expectations, as a lot of athletes have been touted to be potential medal contenders at the Games.

Though India go into the event with a lot of hopes and aspirations, the Olympics will also see legendary athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps in action, in what will possibly be their last Olympic Games.

Phelps is the athlete with the most medals in Olympic history and will be looking to further his legacy in Brazil. Bolt is the two-time reigning Gold medalist in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4*100 metres relay, and will look to go out with a bang, making it three times in a row.

The world will be waiting eagerly to witness these stalwarts in action and the events promise to be very, very interesting.

In an ode to our athletes in Rio, Flipkart have launched their #RiseAtRio themed store, where they encourage people to embrace sports and fitness. Here are our picks for athletes who will #RiseAtRio for India:

Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt has both the personality and the attitude of a champion, which reflects in his demeanour on the mat. Dutt famously came back from the dead to win the Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics through the repechage rounds.

He has represented the contry in three Olympic Games already, and with Sushil Kumar absent, will be the leader of the wrestling contingent at Rio.

Yogeshwar has already announced that this is his last shot at glory and he will be going all out to ensure that he gives his all to defeat his opponents and win a medal.

Having been plagued by multiple injuries of late, Dutt has come back stronger each time and the way he fought his pain to stay undefeated in the Pro Wrestling League gives one strong belief that he will definitely impress in Brazil.

A man who has always been very emotional, he will look to use his experience and variety of moves on the mat to secure a medal for the nation.

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