India at Tokyo Olympics: Where do Indian athletes for the Summer Olympic Games hail from?

As Indian heads into the Tokyo Olympic with an eye on a historic medal bounty, we take a bring to you the states from where the Olympians come from.

Amit Panghal, PV Sindhu, Saurabh Chaudhary and Dutee Chand
Amit Panghal, PV Sindhu, Saurabh Chaudhary and Dutee Chand (L-R)

Athletes from all across the world have started arriving in the host city for the much anticipated Tokyo Olympics. The quadrennial event is scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021. The Olympics were supposed to take place in 2020 but had to be postponed to this year in light of the global pandemic of COVID-19.

India has sent a record 127 athletes to the Summer Games with many ranked in the top 10 of their respective sports. This is India’s best-ever chance at scripting history on the grand stage. The Indian Olympic contingent has been touted to bring home a historic medal bounty and it will be interesting to see how they cope with the tremendous pressure of the grand stage.

With only 2 days to go for the Tokyo Olympics, the first of its kind following the deadly pandemic, let’s take a look at the states from where India’s Olympians for the first Olympics of the decade come from.

State-wise split of Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes

Haryana and Punjab, who have been the powerhouse of Indian sports are the ones leading the list. Despite housing only 4% of the nation’s population, the north Indian states are home to 40% of the athletes who will be featuring at the Olympic Games.

STATESNO. OF ATHLETES
Haryana31
Punjab14
Kerala9
Maharashtra8
Tamil Nadu8
Uttar Pradesh8
Karnataka7
Rajasthan5
Odisha4
Andhra Pradesh3
Delhi3
Jharkhand3
West Bengal3
Assam1
Himachal Pradesh1
Madhya Pradesh1
Mizoram1
Sikkim1

Where do Indian athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 hail from?

Archery

Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Tarundeep RaiMen’s RecurveSikkim
Atanu DasMen’s RecurveWest Bengal
Pravin JadhavMen’s RecurveMaharastra
Deepika KumariWomen’s RecurveJharkhand
Atanu Das and Deepika KumariMixed Team recurveWest Bengal/ Jharkhand
Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das, Pravin JadhavMen’s Recurve TeamSikkim/ West Bengal/ Maharastra

Athletics

Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
KT IrfanMen’s 20km race walkingKerala
Sandeep PuniaMen’s 20km race walkingHaryana
Rahul RohillaMen’s 20km race walkingHaryana
Gurpreet SinghMen’s 50km race walkingPunjab
Avinash SableMen’s 3000m steeplechaseMaharashtra
Murali ShreeshankarMen’s long jumpKerala
Jabir M PalliayliMen’s 400m hurdlesKerala
Neeraj ChopraMen’s javelin throwHaryana
Shivpal SinghMen’s javelin throwUttar Pradesh
Tejinder Pal Singh ToorMen’s shot putPunjab
Annu RaniWomen’s javelin throwUttar Pradesh
Kamalpreet KaurWomen’s discus throwPunjab
Seema PuniaWomen’s discus throwHaryana
Bhawna JatWomen’s 20km race walkingRajasthan
Priyanka GoswamiWomen’s 20km race walkingUttar Pradesh
Dutee ChandWomen’s 100m and 200m sprintOdisha
Noah Nirmal Tom, Mohammed Anas Yahiya, Arokia Rajiv and Amoj Jacob4x400m men’s relayKerala/ Kerala/ Tamil Nadu/ Delhi
Alex Antony, Sarthak Bhambri, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan and Dhanlakshmi Sekhar4x400m mixed relayKerala/ Delhi/ Tamil Nadu

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Badminton

Tokyo Olympics Badminton medal contender - PV Sindhu
Tokyo Olympics Badminton medal contender – PV Sindhu
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
PV SindhuWomen’s singlesAndhra Pradesh
B Sai PraneethMen’s singlesAndhra Pradesh
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag ShettyMen’s doublesAndhra Pradesh/ Maharashtra

Boxing

Amit Panghal and Mary Kom
Amit Panghal and Mary Kom
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Vikas KrishnanMen’s 69kgHaryana
Lovlina BorgohainWomen’s 69kgAssam
Ashish KumarMen’s 75kgHimachal Pradesh
Pooja RaniWomen’s 75kgHaryana
Satish KumarMen’s 91kgUttar Pradesh
Mary KomWomen’s 51kgManipur
Amit PanghalMen’s 52kgHaryana
Manish KaushikMen’s 63kgHaryana
Simranjit KaurWomen’s 60kgPunjab

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Equestrian

Fouaad Mirza
Fouaad Mirza
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Fouaad MirzaMen’s individual eventingKarnataka

Fencing

Bhavani Devi
Bhavani Devi
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Bhavani DeviWomen’s sabre fencingTamil Nadu

Gymnastics

Pranati Nayak
Pranati Nayak
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Pranati NayakWomen’s artisticWest Bengal

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Golf

Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Anirban LahiriMen’s IndividualKarnataka
Udayan ManeMen’s IndividualKarnataka
Aditi AshokWomen’s IndividualKarnataka

Hockey

Medal Prospects for India at Tokyo Olympics - Men's Hockey Team
Men’s Hockey Team
Team Players States
Men’s National Team Manpreet Singh Punjab
PR Sreejesh Kerala
Harmanpreet Singh Punjab
Rupinder Pal Singh Punjab
Surender Kumar Haryana
Amit Rohidas Odisha
Birendra Lakra Odisha
Hardik Singh Punjab
Vivek Sagar Prasad Madhya Pradesh
Nilakanta Sharma Manipur
Sumit Haryana
Shamsher Singh Punjab
Dilpreet Singh Punjab
Gurjant Singh Punjab
Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Uttar Pradesh
Mandeep Singh Punjab
Women’s National Team Rani Rampal Haryana
Savita Punia Haryana
Deep Grace Ekka Odisha
Nikki Pradhan Jharkhand
Gurjit Kaur Punjab
Udita Haryana
Nisha Haryana
Neha Goyal Haryana
Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam Manipur
Monika Malik Haryana
Navjot Kaur Haryana
Salima Tete Jharkhand
Navneet Kaur Haryana
Lalremsiami Mizoram
Vandana Katariya Uttar Pradesh
Sharmila Devi Haryana

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Judo

Sushila Devi, women recurve team
Sushila Devi
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Sushila DeviWomen’s 48kgManipur

Rowing

Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh
Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh

Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after finishing second in the Asia/Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta in Tokyo.

ATHLETESEVENTSTATE
Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind SinghMen’s lightweight double scullsRajasthan/Uttar Pradesh

Sailing

Indian Sailing Contingent for Tokyo Olympics
Indian Sailing Contingent for Tokyo Olympics
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Nethra KumananWomen’s laser radialTamil Nadu
Vishnu SaravananMen’s laser standardTamil Nadu
KC Ganapathy and Varun ThakkarMen’s skiff 49erTamil Nadu

Shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker
Manu Bhaker and Suarabh Chaudhary
ATHLETESEVENTSSTATE
Apurvi Chandela10m Women’s Air RifleRajasthan
Divyansh Singh Panwar10m Men’s Air RifleRajasthan
Deepak Kumar10m Men’s Air RifleDelhi
Tejaswini Sawant50m Women’s Air Rifle 3 PositionMaharashtra
Sanjeev Rajput50m Men’s Air Rifle 3 PositionHaryana
Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar50m Men’s Air Rifle 3 PositionMadhya Pradesh
Manu Bhaker10m Women’s Air Pistol, Women’s 25m Air PistolRajasthan
Yashaswini Singh Deswal10m Women’s Air PistolDelhi
Saurabh Chaudhary10m Men’s Air PistolUttar Pradesh
Abhishek Verma10m Men’s Air PistolHaryana
Rahi Sarnobat25m Women’s Air PistolMaharashtra
Elavenil Valarivan10m Women’s Air RifleTamil Nadu
Angad Veer Singh BajwaMen’s skeetHaryana
Mairaj Ahmad KhanWomen’s skeetUttar Pradesh
Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan
Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil
10m Air Rifle – Mixed TeamRajasthan/Tamil Nadu
Delhi/Punjab
Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker
Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal
10m Air Pistol – Mixed TeamUttar Pradesh/Rajasthan
Haryana/Delhi

Swimming

Indian elite swimmers (L-R): Kushagra Rawat, Srihari Nataraj and Sajan Prakash
Indian elite swimmers (L-R): Kushagra Rawat, Srihari Nataraj and Sajan Prakash
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Sajan Prakash200m Men’s ButterflyKerala
Srihari Nataraj100m Men’s Backstroke Karnataka
Maana Patel100m Women’s BackstrokeGujurat

Tennis

Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina
Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina
ATHLETESEVENTSTATE
Sumit NagpalMen’s singlesHaryana
Sania Mirza and Ankita RainaWomen’s doublesTelangana/Gujurat

Table Tennis

Sharath Kamal and Manika
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Achanta Sharath KamalMen’s singlesTamil Nadu
Sathiyan GnanasekaranMen’s singlesTamil Nadu
Manika BatraWomen’s doublesDelhi
Sutirtha MukherjeeWomen’s doublesWest Bengal
Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika BatraMixed doublesTamil Nadu/Delhi

Weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo Olympics weightlifting medal contender Mirabai Chanu
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Mirabai ChanuWomen’s 49kgManipur

Wrestling

Vinesh Phogat
Vinesh Phogat
ATHLETEEVENTSTATE
Seema BislaWomen’s Freestyle 50kgHaryana
Vinesh PhogatWomen’s Freestyle 53kgHaryana
Anshu MalikWomen’s Freestyle 57kgHaryana
Sonam MalikWomen’s Freestyle 62kgHaryana
Ravi Kumar DahiyaMen’s Freestyle 57kgHaryana
Bajrang PuniaMen’s Freestyle 65kgHaryana
Deepak PuniaMen’s Freestyle 86kgHaryana

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