India at Tokyo Olympics: Here is the complete list of Indian Athletes qualified for the Summer Olympic Games

India is sending a large contingent of 115 athletes in 18 sports to the Tokyo Olympics this year. Let's take a look at the Indian athletes who have qualified for the Olympics this year.

Tokyo olympics
Tokyo olympics

Nations all across the world are gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics which is scheduled to take place in Tokyo from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021. The Olympics which were supposed to take place in the year 2020 had to be postponed to this year in light of the global pandemic of COVID-19. Even as Japan plans everything in accordance with the Covid protocols, a lot of athletes from many countries are facing issues due to travel bans and restrictions.

India is sending a large contingent of 115 athletes in 18 sports so far to the Tokyo Olympics. While you may have already heard of some due to their participation in the previous Olympics, there are some new additions, ready to make a name for themselves.

List of Indian athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Archery

Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari

India has had many ace archers in recent times including Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das who won the gold medals in the Archery World Cup. Their performance is highly awaited in the upcoming Olympics.  

PLAYER NAME EVENT
Tarundeep Rai Men’s Recurve
Atanu Das Men’s Recurve
Pravin Jadhav Men’s Recurve
Deepika KumariWomen’s Recurve
Atanu Das and Deepika KumariMixed Team recurve
Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das, Pravin JadhavMen’s Recurve Team

Athletics

Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra

While athletics has never been a strong field for India, KT Irfan raised the hopes of all Indians as he became the first Indian athlete to qualify for the 2021 Olympics. Neeraj Chopra’s recent gold in Lisbon shows that India stands a chance at clinching a gold this year.  As the 4x400m Mixed Relay team makes their debut this year, here is the list of athletes qualified for athletics this Olympics

KT Irfan Men’s 20km race walking
Sandeep Kumar Men’s 20km race walking
Rahul Rohilla Men’s 20km race walking
Avinash Sable Men’s 3000m steeplechase
Murali ShreeshankarMen’s long jump
Neeraj Chopra Men’s javelin throw
Shivpal SinghMen’s javelin throw
Tejinder Pal Singh ToorMen’s shot put
Annu RaniWomen’s javelin throw
Kamalpreet KaurWomen’s discus throw
Seema PuniaWomen’s discus throw
Bhawna JatWomen’s 20km race walking
Priyanka GoswamiWomen’s 20km race walking
Dutee ChandWomen’s 100m and 200m sprint
Noah Nirmal Tom, Mohammed Anas Yahiya, Arokia Rajiv and Amoj Jacob4x400m men’s relay
Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Nirmal Noah, Jisna Mathew4x400m mixed relay

Badminton

Tokyo Olympics Badminton medal contender - PV Sindhu
Tokyo Olympics Badminton medal contender – PV Sindhu

After missing the gold by just a small margin in the Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu steps back into the Olympic field in Tokyo with grit and in better form. A lot of hopes ride on the badminton players this year to win an Olympic medal.

PV SindhuWomen’s singles
B Sai PraneethMen’s singles
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag ShettyMen’s doubles

Boxing

Mary Kom
Mary Kom

With Mary Kom as the frontrunner, 9 boxers paved their way to Tokyo at the Asia Oceania boxing Olympic qualifiers held in Jordan.

Vikas KrishnanMen’s 69kg
Lovlina BorgohainWomen’s 69kg
Ashish KumarMen’s 75kg
Pooja RaniWomen’s 75kg
Satish KumarMen’s 91kg
Mary KomWomen’s 51kg
Amit PanghalMen’s 52kg
Manish KaushikMen’s 63kg
Simranjit KaurWomen’s 60kg

Equestrian

Fouaad Mirza
Fouaad Mirza

India’s first qualification in an Equestrian event in Olympics came through Fouaad Mirza who sealed his spot with his performance at an event in Poland which helped him achieve the Minimum Eligibility Requirement.

Fouaad Mirza Men’s individual eventing

Fencing

Bhavani Devi
Bhavani Devi

India shall have its first qualifier for fencing this Olympics. The 27- year old who has trained with the Italian National Fencing Team for the last few weeks has a lot of hopes riding on her.

Bhavani Devi Women’s sabre fencing

Gymnastics

Pranati Nayak
Pranati Nayak

After Dipa Karmakar, Pranati Nayak is the only gymnast to have qualified for the Olympics. The 26-year old found her way into the Olympics after the Asian Championships of 2021 were cancelled.  

Pranati NayakWomen’s artistic

Golf

Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri
Anirban LahiriMen’s Individual
Udayan ManeMen’s Individual
Aditi AshokWomen’s Individual

Hockey

Medal Prospects for India at Tokyo Olympics - Men's Hockey Team
Men’s Hockey Team

Being the national sport, hockey has always been a pride of India. After winning the gold medals on multiple editions of the Olympics in the 20th century, the hockey team has a reputation to uphold as they shall be the center of attention.

This will be the 20th Olympic Games list to feature the Indian men’s hockey team, who sit fourth in the world rankings, while the women’s side will be making their third appearance and second in succession.

Men’s National TeamHockey
Women’s National TeamHockey

Both teams qualified in November 2019 and each of them will carry a 16-member squad to Tokyo 2020.

Judo

Sushila Devi, women recurve team
Sushila Devi

Judoka Sushila Devi qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics by claiming the continental quota. She is currently ranked 7th in Asia with in the 48kg category with 989 points.

Sushila DeviWomen’s 48kg

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.

Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind SinghMen’s lightweight double sculls

Sailing

Indian Sailing Contingent for Tokyo Olympics
Indian Sailing Contingent for Tokyo Olympics

While Indians have participated in the sailing events in Olympics in the past, this is the first time that they have qualified in multiple events in the same edition of the Olympics. Nethra Kumanan is the first woman sailor to have qualified for the Olympics.

Nethra KumananWomen’s laser radial
Vishnu SaravananMen’s laser standard
KC Ganapathy and Varun ThakkarMen’s skiff 49er

Shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker
India at Tokyo Olympics: Here is the complete list of Indian Athletes qualified for the Summer Olympic Games 1

As many as 15 Indian shooters including Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan have achieved Olympic qualification so far, making it the country’s largest contingent at any Games with high medal expectations.

Apurvi Chandela 10m Women’s Air Rifle
Divyansh Singh Panwar10m Men’s Air Rifle
Deepak Kumar10m Men’s Air Rifle
Tejaswini Sawant50m Women’s Air Rifle 3 Position
Sanjeev Rajput50m Men’s Air Rifle 3 Position
Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar50m Men’s Air Rifle 3 Position
Manu Bhaker10m Women’s Air Pistol, Women’s 25m Air Pistol
Yashaswini Singh Deswal10m Women’s Air Pistol
Saurabh Chaudhary10m Men’s Air Pistol
Abhishek Verma10m Men’s Air Pistol
Rahi Sarnobat25m Women’s Air Pistol
Elavenil Valarivan10m Women’s Air Rifle
Angad Veer Singh BajwaMen’s skeet
Mairaj Ahmad KhanMen’s skeet
Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan
Deepak Kumar and Anjum Moudgil
10m Air Rifle – Mixed Team
Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker
Abhishek Verma and Yashaswini Singh Deswal
10m Air Pistol – Mixed Team

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

For the first time in history, two Indians have earned automatic qualification for the Olympic Games.

Sajan Prakash200m Men’s Butterfly
Srihari Nataraj100m Men’s Backstroke
Maana Patel100m Women’s Backstroke

Tennis

Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina
Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina

Former World No. 1 Sania Mirza will make the Olympics entry on the basis of her injury-protected ranking of No. 9. As per the rule, Sania can make the doubles draw with a partner ranked in the top-300. The 28-year-old Ankita Raina is 183 in singles and 95 in doubles. This will be Sania’s fourth Olympics appearance.

Sumit NagpalMen’s singles
Sania Mirza and Ankita RainaWomen’s doubles

Table Tennis

Sharath Kamal and Manika
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra

Four Indian players qualified for table tennis at the Asian Qualifiers held in Doha in March.

Achanta Sharath KamalMen’s singles
Sathiyan GnanasekaranMen’s singles
Manika BatraWomen’s doubles
Sutirtha MukherjeeWomen’s doubles
Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika BatraMixed doubles

Weightlifting

Mirabai Chanu Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo Olympics weightlifting medal contender Mirabai Chanu

Mirabai Chanu from Manipur qualified for weightlifting in Tokyo Olympics in the 49kg category and is the only weightlifter to have qualified so far.

Mirabai ChanuWomen’s 49kg

Wrestling

Vinesh Phogat
Vinesh Phogat

Wrestling has always brought India many laurels whether it was in Olympics or World Championships. Following the Phogat legacy, Vinesh Phogat is all set to make a name for herself as she comes back in better form this year after her injury in Rio Olympics. Medal expectations are quite high from the wrestling contingent which has brought at least one medal in the last few editions of Olympics.

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

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