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India in Tokyo Olympics: There has been a dramatic rise in the number of Indian athletes who have qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games as compared to the previous Olympic Games (57 in the 2016 Rio Olympics). This year a total of 109+ athletes have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games across 15 sporting events.

The number is likely to increase as the qualification for several games is still under process. Government of India’s TOPS scheme & of course the determination of Indian athletes can be credited for this marvelous feat.

KreedOn brings you the complete list of:

  • Indians qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2021
  • List of India Olympics medals
  • India’s top athletes at Tokyo Olympics
  • When & where to watch the Tokyo Olympics in India, and a lot more.
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India in Tokyo Olympics 2021

SportMenWomenTotal
Archery314
Athletics10515
Badminton314
Boxing549
Equestrian101
Fencing011
Hockey161632
Gymnastics011
Judo011
Rowing202
Sailing314
Shooting8715
Table tennis224
Wrestling

Weight Lifting

Swimming

Golf

Tennis

 

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0

2

2

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4

1

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8

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3

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Total6049109

Complete List of Indias in Tokyo Olympics 2021

Archery

NameEvent
Tarundeep RaiMen’s Recurve
Atanu DasMen’s Recurve
Pravin JadhavMen’s Recurve
Deepika KumariWomen’s Recurve

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Athletics: India in Tokyo Olympics

NameEvent
KT IrfanMen’s 20km race walking
Sandeep KumarMen’s 20km race walking
Rahul RohillaMen’s 20km race walking
Avinash SableMen’s 3000m steeplechase
Murali SreeshankarMen’s long jump
Neeraj ChopraMen’s javelin throw
Shivpal SinghMen’s javelin throw
Kamalpreet KaurWomen’s discus throw
Bhawna JatWomen’s 20km race walking
Priyanka GoswamiWomen’s 20km race walking
4×400 Mixed Relay

TejinderPal Toor

Men shotput

Indian’s performance in Athletics has never been at par in Olympics as compared to other events. But emerging athletes like- javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh have raised hopes this time around.

The Indian 4×400 mixed relay team will make its debut at Tokyo Olympics Games 2021. The team consists of Asian Games gold-medallist Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Nirmal Noah, and Jisna Mathew. They qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after they finished third at the World Athletics Championships in 2019.

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Boxing: India in Tokyo Olympics

NameEvent
Vikas KrishanMen’s, 69kg
Lovlina Borgohain Women’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)


A total of 9 Indian boxers have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the Asia Oceania boxing Olympic qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan.

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Equestrian: India in Tokyo Olympics

Fouaad Mirza is the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Olympic Games in 20 years. Mirza booked his berth after topping the group in the individual event category at the South East Asia and Oceania qualifiers in November 2019.

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Fencing: India in Tokyo Olympics

Bhavani Devi became the 1st Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics. The sabre fencer from Chennai sealed her spot for Tokyo 2021 through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) method at the Budapest Sabre World Cup ( an Olympic qualifying event, in Hungary in March).

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Gymnastics: India in Tokyo Olympics

Pranati Nayak is only the 2nd Indian woman (after Dipa Karmakar) gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. She qualified in May via the Asian quota.

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Hockey: India in Tokyo Olympics

  • Men’s National Team
  • Women’s National Team

This will be the 20th Olympic Games for the Indian men’s hockey team. Currently, the Indian men’s Hockey team stands at fourth in the world rankings, while the women’s side will be making their third appearance in the Olympic games. (second in succession).

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Both teams qualified in November 2019. Each of them will carry a 16-member squad.

Rowing: India Olympics

Indian rowers Arvind Singh and Arjun Jat qualified in the men’s lightweight double sculls event at the Asian qualifiers in Tokyo, Japan in May.

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Sailing: India Olympics

NameEvent
Nethra KumananLaser Radial
Vishnu SaravananLaser Standard
KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar49er

Nethra Kumanan became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics at the Mussanah Open Championship 2021 in April. Three other Indian sailors also qualified for the Tokyo cut in Oman. For the first time in the history of India’s Olympic journey, the Indian team will be participating in more than one sailing event – Laser Radial, Laser Standard, and 49er.

India never had more than 2 sailors at a single Olympics ever before.

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Shooting

NameEvent
Anjum Moudgil10m Women’s Air Rifle
Apurvi Chandela10m Women’s Air Rifle
Divyansh Singh Panwar10m Men’s Air Rifle
Deepak Kumar10m Men’s Air Rifle
Tejaswini Sawant50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position
Sanjeev Rajput,50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position
Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position
Manu Bhaker10m Women’s Air Pistol
Yashaswini Singh Deswal10m Women’s Air Pistol
Saurabh Chaudhary10m Men’s Air Pistol
Abhishek Verma10m Men’s Air Pistol
Rahi Sarnoba25m Women’s Pistol
Chinki Yadav25m Women’s Pistol (replaced by Elavenil Valarivan)
Angad Veer Singh BajwaMen’s Skeet
Mairaj Ahmad KhanMen’s Skeet

A total of 15 Indian shooters has achieved Olympic qualification to date. This is India’s largest contingent at any game. Shooting is one of those events in which India hopes for maximum medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Youngsters like Divyansh Singh Panwar, Elavenil Valarivan, and Manu Bhaker have set the medal expectations quite high.

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Table Tennis

Four Indian table tennis players qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the Asian qualifiers in Doha in March. The squad includes the veteran Sharath Kamal (it will be his fourth appearance at the Olympic Games), G Sathiyan, Sutirtha Mukherjee, and Manika Batra.

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also compete together in the mixed doubles after sealing their Olympic seat at the Asian qualifiers.

  • Sharath Kamal
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
  • Sutirtha Mukherjee
  • Manika Batra

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Wrestling

NameEvent
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 Punia,Men’s Freestyle 86 kg
Sumit MalikMen’s Freestyle 125 kg


Eight Indian wrestlers will be competing at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. It is the largest wrestling contingent from the country at the Olympics so far.

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Badminton

Four Indian shuttlers have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as of 11 May 2021.

Judo

The last date for obtaining points to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 in judo is the 28th of June 2021. Shushila Devi Likmabam (Event -48 Kg) has mathematically assured her place in the games as of 20th of April 2021, but yet to assure the qualification.

Weightlifting

India’s superstar weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu made history as she became the one and only Indian weightlifter to qualify for Tokyo Olympics. She secured the 2nd spot in the Absolute Rankings.

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Mirabai Chanu wins gold at EGAT Cup International

India at Olympics: 1900 – 2016

The 1st medal for India came in 1900 at the Paris Olympic games. Norman Pritchard won a silver medal for British India in the Men’s 200 meters. In Independent India, the 1st Olympic medal was bagged by the Indian hockey team at the 1948 London Olympic Games. However, the 1st individual Olympic medal was won by Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav at the 1952 Helsinki Games in wrestling.

To date, India has won a total of 28 medals at the Summer Olympic Games. Hockey has been the most successful sport for the nation.

List of India Olympics medals

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Field hockey81211
Shooting1214
Athletics0202
Wrestling0145
Badminton0112
Boxing0022
Tennis0011
Weightlifting0011
Total971228

List of Indian Olympic medal winners

GamesName/TeamMedalSportEvent
1900 ParisNorman PritchardSilverAthleticsMen’s 200 meters
1900 ParisNorman PritchardSilverAthleticsMen’s 200-meter hurdles
1928 AmsterdamMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1932 Los AngelesMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1936 BerlinMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1948 LondonMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1952 HelsinkiMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1952 HelsinkiKhashaba Dadasaheb JadhavBronzeWrestlingMen’s freestyle bantamweight
1956 MelbourneMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1960 RomeMen’s hockey teamSilverField HockeyMen’s competition
1964 TokyoMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1968 Mexico CityMen’s hockey teamBronzeField HockeyMen’s competition
1972 MunichMen’s hockey teamBronzeField HockeyMen’s competition
1980 MoscowMen’s hockey teamGoldField HockeyMen’s competition
1996 AtlantaLeander PaesBronzeTennisMen’s singles
2000 SydneyKarnam MalleswariBronzeWeightliftingWomen’s 69kg
2004 AthensRajyavardhan Singh RathoreSilverShootingMen’s double trap
2008 BeijingAbhinav BindraGoldShootingMen’s 10 m Air Rifle
2008 BeijingVijender SinghBronzeBoxingMiddleweight
2008 BeijingSushil KumarBronzeWrestlingMen’s freestyle 66kg
2012 LondonVijay KumarSilverShootingMen’s 25 Rapid Fire Pistol
2012 LondonSushil KumarSilverWrestlingMen’s freestyle 66kg
2012 LondonSaina NehwalBronzeBadmintonWomen’s singles
2012 LondonMary KomBronzeBoxingWomen’s flyweight
2012 LondonGagan NarangBronzeShootingMen’s 10m Air Rifle
2012 LondonYogeshwar DuttBronzeWrestlingMen’s freestyle 60kg
2016 Rio de JaneiroPV SindhuSilverBadmintonWomen’s singles
2016 Rio de JaneiroSakshi MalikBronzeWrestlingWomen’s freestyle 58kg

India at Tokyo Olympics: India’s top athletes

  • Wrestling: Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Ravi Dahiya (57 kg), and Vinesh Phogat (53 kg)
  • Badminton: PV Sindhu (women’s single), Satwik Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty (men’s doubles)
  • Table Tennis: Manika Batra, G Sathiyan, and Sharath Kamal
  • Shooting: Anjum Moudgil, Divyansh Singh Parmar, Elavenil Valarevin, Manu Bhaker
  • Athletics: Neeraj Chopra, Murali Sreeshankar
  • Weightlifting: Mirabai Chanu
  • Boxing: Vikash Krishnan, Amit Panghal, and Mary Kom

When and where to watch Tokyo Olympics 2021 in India?

Sony Sports has acquired the rights for live streaming of the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The game begins on Fri, 23 Jul. 2021 – Sun, 8 Aug. 2021.


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Aditya Mishra
IIMC'n. National Level Athlete (400m- 50.23). Sports and Defence enthusiast. Busy decoding: "MANSHA-VACHA-KARMA"

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