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Padukone: India must narrow focus to boost medal hopes in Tokyo

Prakash Padukone at his training facility in Bangalore

By: Eastern Eye Staff

After bringing home just two medals from the Rio Olympics, India needs to be realistic in its preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Games and should narrow its focus to a handful of sports, says former All England badminton champion Prakash Padukone. PV Sindhu’s silver medal in the badminton women’s singles and a bronze from wrestler Sakshi Malik at the Rio Games was considered a sorry return for a nation of 1.3 billion people. India have won a total of 28 medals since first competing at the Olympics in 1900, but a government think tank has come up with a strategy…

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