India will be sending a 228-strong contingent to the Tokyo Olympics, including 119 athletes, IOA President Narinder Batra said on Tuesday. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with Olympic-bound athletes, IOA president Batra said that out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 female participants.
“The total Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics will be 228. There will be 67 male athletes and 52 female athletes. We are fighting for 85 medal events,” Batra said in the virtual interaction.
This will be India’s largest ever contingent of athletes at the Olympics.
“The first contingent will leave for Tokyo on July 17. It will have 90 athletes and officials in total.”
Below is the list of all the athletes in the Indian contingent:
10m Women’s Air Rifle – Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela
10m Men’s Air Rifle – Divyansh Singh Panwar, Deepak Kumar
10m Women’s Air Pistol – Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal
10m Men’s Air Pistol – Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma
25m Women’s Pistol – Rahi Sarnobat, Elavenil Valarivan
50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position – Tejaswini Sawant
50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position – Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar
Men’s Skeet – Angad Veer Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan
Women’s Freestyle – Seema Bisla (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sonam Malik (62kg)
Men’s Freestyle – Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Deepak Punia (86 kg)
Men’s National Team
Women’s National Team
Women’s singles – PV Sindhu
Men’s singles – B Sai Praneeth
Men’s doubles – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
While Indians have been among the best performing athletes in archery in various world events in the recent past, the Olympics have not seen too many notable performances. The biggest hope lie on the duo of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari, who will compete in the individual events as well as the mixed team event.
Men’s Recurve – Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav
Women’s Recurve – Deepika Kumari
MC Mary Kom (Women’s, 51 kg), Simranjit Kaur (Women’s, 60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s, 69kg), Pooja Rani (Women’s, 75kg)
Amit Panghal (Men’s, 52kg), Manish Kaushik (Men’s, 63kg), Vikas Krishan (Men’s, 69kg), Ashish Kumar (Men’s, 75kg), Satish Kumar (Men’s, 91kg)
Men’s 3000m steeplechase – Avinash Sable
Men’s long jump – Murali Sreeshankar
Men’s 400m Hurdles – MP Jabir
Men’s javelin throw – Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh
Men’s shot put – Tajinderpal Singh Toor
Women’s discus throw – Kamalpreet Kaur, Seema Punia
Women’s Javelin throw – Annu Rani
Women’s 100m, 200m – Dutee Chand
Men’s 20km race walking – KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohilla
Women’s 20km race walking – Bhawna Jat, Priyanka Goswami
4×400 Mixed Relay, 4×400 Men’s Relay teams
Fouaad Mirza – the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Games in 20 years.
Bhavani Devi is the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.
Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane
Sushila Devi Likmabam
Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh
Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard
KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er
Men’s 200m butterfly – Sajan Prakash
Men’s 100m backstroke – Srihari Nataraj
Women’s 100m backstroke – Maana Patel
Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Sutirtha Mukherjee, Manika Batra
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also compete in the mixed doubles.
Women’s doubles – Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina