As India turns 70, we celebrate eight sportspersons who we feel will carry the torch for the next decade.
Here's ESPN's consolidated list of stories in our Eight for Eighty series.
India's sporting soul at 70 is sprightly, ambitious, dreams big and wants bigger stages. Our athletes are turning up in numbers, bursting with ability and desire and the urge to own their ground.
It is where the Eight For Eighty generation - those who we feel will carry the torch for the next decade - comes from, but where they belong to is tomorrow. - Sharda Ugra
Neeraj Chopra - Javelin Throw
Jerry Lalrinzuala - Football
Ramkumar Ramanathan - Tennis
Asha Roka - MMA
Varun Kumar - Hockey
Deepti Sharma - Cricket
Lakshya Sen - Badminton
Nihal Sarin - Chess