8 Indians form #IAmTeamIndia, and get set to make their debut in Rio Olympics starting this week. The excitement, anticipation and buzz are making all of us hopeful for some Olympics medals this time. Let's introduce you to these athletes who are going to be in Rio de Janeiro for their first ever games, as part of India’s largest ever contingent for Olympics.
Sandeep Tomar, Wrestling
From being a part of local dangals at his hometown Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh to being an Olympian, Sandeep Tomar promises a lot with his dedication and confidence.
Dipa Karmakar, Gymnastics
First Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and fifth person in the World to land the Produnova vault, Dipa is touted as India’s hope of winning a gold at the event.
Laxmi Rani Majhi, Archery
It’s her first time at the Olympics and this lady is exuding confidence like none other. With a promising start at the beginning of her years as a professional, we can expect her to win us medals for the country.
Prarthana Thombre, Tennis
India’s second best doubles player, Prarthana will partner Sania Mirza at the Rio and is beaming with excitement at the prospect of making her country proud.
Prakash Nanjappa, Shooting
Forty is seen as an age when people retire from sports, but do not get surprised when you see Prakash debuting at the Rio at that age!
Kynan Chenai, Shooting
Kyan Chenai is making his Olympic debut in shooting this year at the Rio. He has won two gold medals at the Junior National Shooting Championship in Trap and another gold at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. This year he is committed to bring some medals back home.
Avtar Singh, Judo
Being the first Indian Judoka since 2004 to qualify for Rio Olympics, Avtar Singh has his heart set out to win gold in the 90 kg category.
SSP Chawrasia, Golf
India is making a comeback in the golf category after 108 years and SSP Chawrasia, representing India in this sport takes this very seriously. He hopes to bring India a gold and is determined to play his best.