Mission Tokyo 2020: A glimpse at India’s largest-ever Olympic contingent

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 is knocking at the door, and competitors representing India are already at the Land of the Rising Sun.

Mission Tokyo 2020: A glimpse at India's largest ever Olympic contingent

INDIA WILL BE REPRESENTED BY MORE THAN 100 COMPETITORS

India will be represented by more than 100 athletes in Tokyo Olympics 2020, being held a year late due to the Covid-19 debacle. Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, and Shooting are the disciplines Indians qualify almost every time, and the 2020 Olympics are no exceptions to the rule.

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There are further interesting appearances to note. Farhad Mirza will represent India in Equestrian, the first Indian in 20 years to qualify for the Olympics in the discipline. In Fencing, Bhavani Devi has become the first Indian to qualify for the games. Sailing, too, has brought forward some good news. Nethra Kumanan has made history as the first Indian female sailor to qualify for the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics will begin with an opening ceremony on 23rd July 2021. The closing ceremony will take place on 8 August 2021.

HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF INDIANS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2020 OLYMPICS

Archery:

Tarundeep Rai, Men’s Recurve
Atanu Das, Men’s Recurve
Pravin Jadhav, Men’s Recurve
Deepika Kumari, Women’s Recurve

Athletics:

KT Irfan, Men’s 20km race walking
Sandeep Kumar, Men’s 20km race walking
Rahul Rohilla, Men’s 20km race walking
Gurpreet Singh, Men’s 50km race walking
Bhawna Jat, Women’s 20km race walking
Priyanka Goswami, Women’s 20km race walking
Avinash Sable, Men’s 3000m steeplechase
Murali Sreeshankar, Men’s long jump
MP Jabir, Men’s 400m hurdles
Neeraj Chopra, Men’s javelin throw
Shivpal Singh, Men’s javelin throw
Annu Rani, Women’s javelin throw
Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Men’s shot put
Dutee Chand, Women’s 100m and 200m
Kamalpreet Kaur, Women’s discus throw
Seema Punia, Women’s discus throw

Badminton:

PV Sindhu, Women’s singles
B Sai Praneeth, Men’s singles
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, Men’s doubles

Boxing:

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

Equestrian:

Fouaad Mirza

Fencing:

Bhavani Devi

Golf:

Anirban Lahiri
Udayan Mane
Aditi Ashok

Gymnastics:

Pranati Nayak

Hockey:

Both Men’s and Women’s national squads

Judo:

Sushila Devi Likmabam, Women’s Extra-lightweight (48kg)

Rowing:

Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh, Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Sailing:

Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard
KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er

Shooting:

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 Sarnobat, 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

Swimming:

Sajan Prakash, men’s 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly
Srihari Nataraj, men’s 100m backstroke
Maana Patel, women’s 100m backstroke

Table Tennis:

Sharath Kamal, Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Men’s Singles
Sutirtha Mukherjee, Women’s Singles
Manika Batra, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles

Tennis:

Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, Women’s Doubles
Sumit Nagal, Men’s Singles

Weightlifting:

Mirabai Chanu, Women’s 49kg

Wrestling:

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

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