Tokyo Olympics is here…119 Indians will take part in 18 Sports across 70 events. To put things into perspective, 117 India athletes went to Rio 2016 Olympics and 83 athletes went to 2012 London Olympics.
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Let us have a look at the athletes who will represent India at Tokyo Olympics:
Shooting: India has secured 15 quotas in shooting. This is the highest number of quotas achieved by India ever. Quotas are secured in following events:
10m Air Rifle Men – 2 (Deepak Kumar, Divyansh Panwar)
50m Rifle 3 Position Men – 2 (Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Tomar)
10m Air Rifle Women – 2 (Apurvi Chandela, Elavenil Valarivan)
50m Rifle 3 Position Women – 2 (Anjum Moudgil, Tejaswini Sawant)
10m Air Pistol Men – 2 (Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma)
10m Air Pistol Women – 2 (Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Deswal)
25m Pistol Women – 2 (Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat)
Skeet Men – 2 (Angad Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmed Khan)
10m Air Rifle Mixed: Deepak/Anjum, Divyansh/Elavenil
10m Air Pistol Mixed: Saurabh/Manu, Abhishek/Yashaswini
Archery: In Archery, India has achieved 3 quotas in Men’s individual event, 1 quota in Women’s individual event. India has also achieved team quota in Men’s team event.
Men’s Team: Atanu, Pravin, Tarundeep
Men’s Individual: Atanu, Pravin, Tarundeep
Women’s Individual: Deepika Kumari
Mixed Team: Deepika & Atanu
Wrestling: In wrestling, India has achieved 7 quotas. 3 in Men’s Freestyle and 4 in Women’s Freestyle.
57 kg – Ravi Dahiya
65 kg – Bajrang Punia
86 kg – Deepak Punia
50 kg – Seema Bisla
53 kg – Vinesh Phogat
57 kg – Anshu Malik
62 kg – Sonam Malik
Equestrian: In Equestrian, Fouaad Mirza has qualified for individual Eventing event. This is the 1st Olympic quota in Equestrian for India in 20 years.
Fencing: India has achieved a historic 1st quota in Fencing. Bhavani Devi will be representing India in Women’s Individual Sabre event.
Athletics: In athletics India has got following quotas – KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar & Rahul Rohila in 20 Km walk, Avinash Sable in Men’s 3000m steeplechase, Bhawna Jat & Priyanka Goswami in Women’s 20 km walk, Mixed 4 X 400m relay team, Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh in Men’s Javelin throw, Murali Sreeshankar in Men’s Long Jump, Kamalpreet Kaur & Seema Punia in Women’s Discuss Throw, Dutee Chand in Women’s 100 & 200m, Annu Rani in Javelin throw, MP Jabir in Men’s 400m hurdles, Tajinder Toor in Men’s Shot put, Men’s 4x400m relay, Gurpreet Singh in Men’s 50 km walk.
4×400 m Men Relay Team – Muhammed Anas, Noah Nirmal Tom, Amol Jacob, Arokia Rajiv
4×400 m Mixed Relay Team – Sarthak Bhambri, Alex Anthony, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan
Hockey: Both Men’s and Women’s team have qualified for Tokyo Olympics. Each team will be represented by a 16 member squad.
Men’s Squad: GK: Sreejesh; DEF: Harmanpreet, Rupinder, Surender, Amit, Birendra; MID: Hardik, Vivek
Manpreet, Sumit, Nilakanta; FWD: Dilpreet, Shamser, Gurjant, Mandeep,Lalit
Women’s Squad: GK: Savita; DEF: Deep Grace, Nikki, Gurjit, Udita; MID: Nisha, Neha,Sushila,
Monika, Navjot, Salima; FWD: Rani, Navneet, Lalremsiami, Vandana, Sharmila
Boxing: 9 Indian Boxers have secured quotas till now for Tokyo Olympics. This is highest number of quotas India has achieved in Boxing ever.
Men: 52 kg – Amit Panghal, 63 kg – Manish Kaushik,69 kg – Vikas Krishan, 75 kg – Ashish, 91+kg – Satish
Women: 51 kg – Mary Kom, 60 kg – Simranjit Kaur, 69 kg – Lovlina,
75 kg – Pooja Rani
Table Tennis: In Table Tennis, 4 Indians have qualified across 3 events.
Men’ Singles: Sharath Kamal Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Women’s Singles: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee
Mixed Doubles: Sharath & Manika
Sailing: Indian sailors had a great run at Asian Qualifiers and they secured 3 quotas.
1. Nethra Kumanan – Women’s Laser Radial Class
2. Vishnu Saravanan – Laser STD Class
3. Varun Thakkar & KC Ganapathy – 49er Class Event
Rowing: In Rowing, India got a quota in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls event at Asian Qualifiers. Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualified for India.
Gymnastics: Pranati Nayak has got the quota in Artistic All-Round event.
Judo: Shushila Devi Likmabam will represent India in 48 kg category.
Badminton: 4 Indian players will represent India in badminton.
PV Sindhu (Women’s Singles)
Sai Praneeth (Men’s Singles)
Rankireddy/Shetty (Men’s Doubles)
Weightlifting: Saikom Mirabai Chanu will represent India in the Women’s 49 kg category.
Golf: Men’s tournament – Anirban Lahiri & Udayan Mane have qualified. Women’s tournament – Aditi Ashok has qualified.
Tennis: In tennis, Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza will represent India in Women’s Doubles. Sumit Nagal will represent India in Men’s Singles.
Swimming: 2 Indian swimmers have directly qualified for the Olympics for the 1st time in history: Srihari Natraj in 100m backstroke and Sajan Prakash in 200m butterfly. In Women’s event, Maana Patel got the universality quota place in Women’s 100m backstroke.
If you are planning to take leave from office to watch Olympics, here is India’s schedule to help you plan better.