Mumbai: World chess champion Viswanathan Anand has said that India will have to start planning for the 2016 edition of the Olympics right now to have good results.

Asked about India’s medal hopefuls at the London Olympics 2012, Anand said, “Right now the likes of Saina, Gagan and Mary are some of our big hopes. Then we also have some younger promising players.”

"Clearly, our target is two. It’s better than one but we should be able to get more. At this moment we not only have to plan for 2012, but 2016 as well for good results," he said.

The chess champion will be mentoring and training potential athletes for Olympics and is going to be active on the 'Power your champion' initiative of the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), the NGO floated by legends Prakash Padukone and Geet Sethi.

(Agencies)