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.
India in Tokyo Olympics 2021
Complete List of Indias in Tokyo Olympics 2021
|Tarundeep Rai||Men’s Recurve|
|Atanu Das||Men’s Recurve|
|Pravin Jadhav||Men’s Recurve|
|Deepika Kumari||Women’s Recurve|
Athletics: India in Tokyo 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 Sreeshankar||Men’s long jump|
|Neeraj Chopra||Men’s javelin throw|
|Shivpal Singh||Men’s javelin throw|
|Kamalpreet Kaur||Women’s discus throw|
|Bhawna Jat||Women’s 20km race walking|
|Priyanka Goswami||Women’s 20km race walking|
|4×400 Mixed Relay||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.
Boxing: India in Tokyo Olympics
|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)|
A total of 9 Indian boxers have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the Asia Oceania boxing Olympic qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
Sailing: India Olympics
|Nethra Kumanan||Laser Radial|
|Vishnu Saravanan||Laser Standard|
|KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar||49er|
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.
|Anjum Moudgil||10m Women’s Air Rifle|
|Apurvi Chandela||10m Women’s Air Rifle|
|Divyansh Singh Panwar||10m Men’s Air Rifle|
|Deepak Kumar||10m Men’s Air Rifle|
|Tejaswini Sawant||50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position|
|Sanjeev Rajput,||50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position|
|Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar||50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position|
|Manu Bhaker||10m Women’s Air Pistol|
|Yashaswini Singh Deswal||10m Women’s Air Pistol|
|Saurabh Chaudhary||10m Men’s Air Pistol|
|Abhishek Verma||10m Men’s Air Pistol|
|Rahi Sarnoba||25m Women’s Pistol|
|Chinki Yadav||25m Women’s Pistol (replaced by Elavenil Valarivan)|
|Angad Veer Singh Bajwa||Men’s Skeet|
|Mairaj Ahmad Khan||Men’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.
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
|Seema Bisla||Women’s Freestyle, 50kg|
|Vinesh Phogat||Women’s Freestyle 53kg|
|Anshu Malik||Women’s Freestyle 57kg|
|Sonam Malik||Women’s Freestyle 62kg|
|Ravi Kumar Dahiya||Men’s Freestyle 57kg|
|Bajrang Punia||Men’s Freestyle 65kg|
|Deepak Punia,||Men’s Freestyle 86 kg|
|Sumit Malik||Men’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.
Four Indian shuttlers have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as of 11 May 2021.
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.
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.
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
List of Indian Olympic medal winners
|1900 Paris||Norman Pritchard||Silver||Athletics||Men’s 200 meters|
|1900 Paris||Norman Pritchard||Silver||Athletics||Men’s 200-meter hurdles|
|1928 Amsterdam||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1932 Los Angeles||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1936 Berlin||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1948 London||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1952 Helsinki||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1952 Helsinki||Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav||Bronze||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle bantamweight|
|1956 Melbourne||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1960 Rome||Men’s hockey team||Silver||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1964 Tokyo||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1968 Mexico City||Men’s hockey team||Bronze||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1972 Munich||Men’s hockey team||Bronze||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1980 Moscow||Men’s hockey team||Gold||Field Hockey||Men’s competition|
|1996 Atlanta||Leander Paes||Bronze||Tennis||Men’s singles|
|2000 Sydney||Karnam Malleswari||Bronze||Weightlifting||Women’s 69kg|
|2004 Athens||Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore||Silver||Shooting||Men’s double trap|
|2008 Beijing||Abhinav Bindra||Gold||Shooting||Men’s 10 m Air Rifle|
|2008 Beijing||Vijender Singh||Bronze||Boxing||Middleweight|
|2008 Beijing||Sushil Kumar||Bronze||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle 66kg|
|2012 London||Vijay Kumar||Silver||Shooting||Men’s 25 Rapid Fire Pistol|
|2012 London||Sushil Kumar||Silver||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle 66kg|
|2012 London||Saina Nehwal||Bronze||Badminton||Women’s singles|
|2012 London||Mary Kom||Bronze||Boxing||Women’s flyweight|
|2012 London||Gagan Narang||Bronze||Shooting||Men’s 10m Air Rifle|
|2012 London||Yogeshwar Dutt||Bronze||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle 60kg|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||PV Sindhu||Silver||Badminton||Women’s singles|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Sakshi Malik||Bronze||Wrestling||Women’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.