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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.

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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:

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  • 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

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 3 1 4
Athletics 10 5 15
Badminton 3 1 4
Boxing 5 4 9
Equestrian 1 0 1
Fencing 0 1 1
Hockey 16 16 32
Gymnastics 0 1 1
Judo 0 1 1
Rowing 2 0 2
Sailing 3 1 4
Shooting 8 7 15
Table tennis 2 2 4
Wrestling
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Weight Lifting

Swimming

Golf

Tennis

 

4

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2

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4

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1

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8

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3

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Total 60 49 109

Complete List of Indias in Tokyo Olympics 2021

Archery

Name Event
Tarundeep Rai Men’s Recurve
Atanu Das Men’s Recurve
Pravin Jadhav Men’s Recurve
Deepika Kumari Women’s Recurve
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Athletics: India in Tokyo Olympics

Name Event
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

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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

Name Event
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.

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READ |A Detailed History of Boxing in the World and How it Originated

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

Name Event
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.

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Shooting

Name Event
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.

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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

Name Event
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.

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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.

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

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Field hockey 8 1 2 11
Shooting 1 2 1 4
Athletics 0 2 0 2
Wrestling 0 1 4 5
Badminton 0 1 1 2
Boxing 0 0 2 2
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 9 7 12 28

List of Indian Olympic medal winners

Games Name/Team Medal Sport Event
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.


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