India at Tokyo 2020: A look at Indian athletes at the Olympics
The number of Indian athletes participating in the Summer Olympic Games has seen a rise in each of its past three editions and all signs point to the finest athletes continuing that trend for India at Olympics 2020.
More than 70 Indian athletes have already earned a quota for next year’s showpiece event in Japan, with many more in contention to book their place. Below is the name of every athlete that has qualified for India at Olympics 2020, sorted by their sport, discipline and category:
- Tarundeep Rai, Men’s Recurve, Individual
- Atanu Das, Men’s Recurve, Individual
- Pravin Jadhav, Men’s Recurve, Individual
- Deepika Kumari, Women's Recurve, Individual
The men's trio will also compete as a team at Tokyo 2020.
The biggest attraction at the Olympics, athletics often tends to generate interest in India even though the Indian contingent is barely involved in any medal round. But at Tokyo 2020, expect that to change as a certain Neeraj Chopra will lead the Indian challenge at the new Olympic Stadium.
- KT Irfan, Men's 20km race walking, Individual
- Avinash Sable, Men's 3000m Steeplechase, Individual
- Neeraj Chopra, Men's Javelin throw, individual
- Bhawna Jat, Women's 20km race walking, individual
- Shivpal Singh, Men's Javelin throw, individual
- 4x400 Mixed Relay
The Indian boxers were not to hold any punches back as they punched as many as nine tickets to the 2020 Olympics at the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan. With the World Olympic Boxing qualifiers still to come, one can hope to see a few more Indian boxers add their name to this list.
- Vikas Krishan (Men's, 69kg)
- Lovlina Borgohain (Women's, 69kg)
- Ashish Kumar (Men's, 75kg)
- Pooja Rani (Women's, 75kg)
- Satish Kumar (Men's, 91kg)
- Mary Kom (Women's, 51kg)
- Amit Panghal (Men's, 52kg)
- Manish Kaushik (Men's, 63kg)
- Simranjit Kaur (Women's, 60kg)
- Men’s National Team
- Women’s National Team
This will be the 20th Olympic Games list to feature the Indian men’s hockey team, while the women’s side will be making their third appearance, second in succession. Each team will carry a contingent of 16 to the 2020 Olympics.
We will see as many as 15 shooters representing India at Olympics 2020 and giving their best for the ultimate prize. While the following athletes have secured a quota place in their respective category, their participation at the showpiece event rest with the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).
- Anjum Moudgil, 10m Women’s Air Rifle, Individual
- Apurvi Chandela, 10m Women’s Air Rifle, Individual
- Divyansh Singh Panwar, 10m Men’s Air Rifle, Individual
- Deepak Kumar, 10m Men’s Air Rifle, Individual
- Tejaswini Sawant, 50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position, Individual
- Sanjeev Rajput, 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position, Individual
- Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position, Individual
- Manu Bhaker, 10m Women’s Air Pistol, Individual
- Yashaswini Singh Deswal, 10m Women’s Air Pistol, Individual
- Saurabh Chaudhary, 10m Men’s Air Pistol, Individual
- Abhishek Verma, 10m Men’s Air Pistol, Individual
- Rahi Sarnobat, 25m Women’s Pistol, Individual
- Chinki Yadav, 25m Women’s Pistol, Individual
- Angad Veer Singh Bajwa, Men’s Skeet, Individual
- Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Men’s Skeet, Individual
There will be at least four grapplers for India at Olympics 2020, fighting it out for glory. While the following athletes have secured a quota place in their respective category, the Wrestling Association of India will decide if their names feature in the Olympic Games list.
- Vinesh Phogat, Women’s Freestyle 53 kg, Individual
- Bajrang Punia, Men’s Freestyle 65 kg, Individual
- Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Men’s Freestyle 57 kg, Individual
- Deepak Punia, Men’s Freestyle 86 kg, Individual.