The much awaited Tokyo Olympics to be held later this year has lifted the sporting mood and spirit in the country with 86 Indian athletes, including two teams, having qualified for the coveted event so far.
The Indian contingent has seen a rise in each of the past three Olympic editions and all signs point to the finest athletes continuing that trend for India at Tokyo 2020.
Here’s a look at all the athletes who qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo, sorted by their sport, discipline and category:
Four archers have earned a sport for Tokyo Olympics-
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.
KT Irfan became the first hope for India in atletics when in March 2019, he became the first Indian athlete to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.
Emerging javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh have also raised hopes this time around.
KT Irfan, Men’s 20km race walking, individual
Sandeep Kumar, Men’s 20km race walking, individual
Rahul Rohilla, Men’s 20km race walking, individual
Avinash Sable, Men’s 3000m steeplechase, individual
Murali Sreeshankar, Men’s long jump, individual
Neeraj Chopra, Men’s javelin throw, individual
Shivpal Singh, Men’s javelin throw, individual
Kamalpreet Kaur, Women’s discus throw, individual
Bhawna Jat, Women’s 20km race walking, individual
Priyanka Goswami, Women’s 20km race walking, individual
Muhammed Anas, VK Vismaya, Krishna Mathew, and Noah Nirmal, 4×400 Mixed Relay
Three male wrestlers including Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57 kg), Deepak Puniya (86 kg) have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in men’s freestyle wrestling.
Vinesh Phogat has earned her berth at the Tokyo Olympics 53 kg category freestyle event.
As many as 9 Indian boxers have sealed their chance for Tokyo Olympics including six-time world champion pugilist MC Mary Kom.
Mary Kom – Women’s 51 kg
Simranjit Kaur – Women’s 60 kg
Lovlina Borgohain – Women’s 69 kg
Pooja Rani – Women’s 75 kg
Amit Panghal – Men’s 52 kg
Manish Kaushik – Men’s 63 kg
Vikas Krishan – Men’s 69 kg
Ashish Kumar – Men’s 75 kg
Satish Kumar – Men’s 91 kg
15 Indian shooters, The largest contingent for any games, have achieved Olympic qualification so far.
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
Fouaad Mizra officially became the first Indian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Tamil Nadu’s CA Bhavani Devi made history by becoming the first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games in March 2021.
Both the Indian National Men’s and Women’s team have secured a berth at the Tokyo Olympics.
Sharath Kamal, Men’s Single & Mixed doubles
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Men’s Single
Sutirtha Mukherjee, Women’s Single
Manika Batra, Women’s Single & Mixed doubles