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Road to Rio: Archer Laxmirani Majhi aims to script a fairytale at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Archer Laxmirani Majhi aims to script a fairytale at Olympics

With a world ran of 15, Laxmirani is an outsider for a medal, but getting on the podium at Rio Olympics 2016 isn't beyond the young Indian archer

Road to Rio: Iron-willed Indian marathoner OP Jaisha ready to make a mark at 2016 Olympics
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Road to Rio: Iron-willed Indian marathoner OP Jaisha ready to make a mark at 2016 Olympics

A medal might be beyond OP Jaisha at the 2016 Olympics, but a top-eight finish would be regarded as a good showing from Kerala-born athlete

Road to Rio: Veteran light welterweight boxer Manoj Kumar packs quite the punch
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Road to Rio: Veteran light welterweight boxer Manoj Kumar packs quite the punch

Will Manoj overcome the dour memories of the London Olympics to get a podium finish in Rio? 11 years of experience say that there's a good chance for it!

Road to Rio: Rejuvenated Yogeshwar Dutt aims for Olympic gold despite injury setbacks
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Road to Rio: Rejuvenated Yogeshwar Dutt aims for Olympic gold despite injury setbacks

Yogeshwar Dutt's will and desire to compete and succeed at the top level is still driving him and hopefully, that is enough to secure India a medal at Rio.

Road to Rio: Will Ankit Sharma, ignored at Asiad, find redemption at Olympics?
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Road to Rio: Will Ankit Sharma, ignored at Asiad, find redemption at Olympics?

The current Indian national record holder in long jump, Ankit Sharma, will be competing in the Men's Long Jump event in Rio.

Road to Rio: Wrestler Babita Kumari's Olympic dream is still alive and kicking
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Road to Rio: Wrestler Babita Kumari's Olympic dream is still alive and kicking

Babita has learnt from her adversities and is ready for Rio. Will hard work pay off and bring the wrestling community in India into the spotlight?

Road to Rio: Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan finally gets a shot at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan finally gets a shot at Olympics

Mairaj has paved the way for India in skeet shooting by qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Will he finally witness Olympic glory after 15 years of hard work?

Road to Rio: Tintu Luka, India's best bet to end athletics medal wait at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Tintu Luka, India's best bet to end athletics medal wait at Olympics

Having failed to reach the final in the 2012 London Olympics, Tintu Luka will be keen to go at least one step better and reach the final of the Women's 800m event at Rio Olympics 2016

Road to Rio: Heena Sidhu, India’s world record-holding shooter, aims for glory at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Heena Sidhu, India’s world record-holding shooter, aims for glory at Olympics

If Heena Sidhu can keeps her nerves at the event, drawing on the experience from her previous Olympics and World Cup performances, she has the potential to win a medal in Rio.

Road to Rio: Sandeep Kumar aims to put India on global race walking map at Olympics
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Road to Rio: Sandeep Kumar aims to put India on global race walking map at Olympics

Sandeep Kumar, one of country's top athletes in race walking, will fly to Rio with an aim to put India on the global map for the sport.

Road to Rio: At Olympics, Lalita Babar's versatility will be big advantage for steeplechase
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Road to Rio: At Olympics, Lalita Babar's versatility will be big advantage for steeplechase

Lalita Babar has proved that she deserves to be in India’s Olympic contingent by qualifying for both the 42.195 km marathon event and the 3000M steeplechase competition in Rio.

Road to Rio: Dharambir Singh, first Indian male sprinter in Olympic 200m after 36 years
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Road to Rio: Dharambir Singh, first Indian male sprinter in Olympic 200m after 36 years

Dharambir Singh, India's only athlete in the 200m athletics category overcame several difficulties to script an unbelievable path to the Rio Olympics

Road to Rio: Gagan Narang eyes gold after clinching bronze in 2012 Olympics
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Road to Rio: Gagan Narang eyes gold after clinching bronze in 2012 Olympics

Gagan Narang will be gearing up for his fourth appearance in the Olympics, hoping to secure a gold in the three disciplines that he'll be participating in.

Road to Rio: In-form Chain Singh could spring a surprise for India at 2016 Olympics
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Road to Rio: In-form Chain Singh could spring a surprise for India at 2016 Olympics

Chain Singh refused to throw in the towel and in August 2015 finally booked an Olympics berth at the shooting World Cup in Gabala in Azerbaijan.

Road to Rio: Atanu Das, only male Indian archer at Olympics 2016, can spring a surprise
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Road to Rio: Atanu Das, only male Indian archer at Olympics 2016, can spring a surprise

Atanu Das is a talented youngster who has edged out experienced competitors in the national trials. Armed with his international experience and his determination, he has the ability to spring a surprise at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Road to Rio: Boxer Vikas Krishan confident of winning a medal in Olympic swansong
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Road to Rio: Boxer Vikas Krishan confident of winning a medal in Olympic swansong

The 2012 London Olympics left a psychological impact on boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav, but he's sure of winning a medal at Rio

Road to Rio: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has potential to be Karnam Malleswari’s successor
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Road to Rio: Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has potential to be Karnam Malleswari’s successor

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has both the potential and the right guidance to make a mark at the Olympics and change the face of Indian weightlifting.

Road to Rio: Soumyajit Ghosh, the youngster with a big impact on Indian table tennis
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Road to Rio: Soumyajit Ghosh, the youngster with a big impact on Indian table tennis

Four years after the London Olympics, where he was the youngest Indian, table-tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh is a wiser, stronger and a better sportsman, ready to make his mark at world's biggest sporting event.

Road to Rio: PV Sindhu, India's hope for a second medal in women's singles badminton
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Road to Rio: PV Sindhu, India's hope for a second medal in women's singles badminton

By qualifying for Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu has helped India send two ladies singles badminton players for the first time ever.

Road to Rio: 'World Class Gymnast' Dipa Karmakar could give India its first gymnastics medal
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Road to Rio: 'World Class Gymnast' Dipa Karmakar could give India its first gymnastics medal

Dipa's Produnova vault in the 2014 Commonwealth Games made her a favourite in the gymnastics community. Will she get India its first gymnastics gold?