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The Olympics is just around the corner, and the energy is palpable. Indian athletes will soon live out their dreams of competing on the world's largest stage for sports this month of July at the Tokyo Olympics.
If you’re looking for a name to root for at the Tokyo Olympics, let us introduce you to the Indian athletes who've made the cut so far:
This story will be updated as more Indian athletes qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
10m Women’s Air Rifle – Anjum Moudgil, Apurvi Chandela
10m Men’s Air Rifle – Divyansh Singh Panwar, Deepak Kumar
10m Women’s Air Pistol – Manu Bhaker, Yashaswini Singh Deswal
10m Men’s Air Pistol – Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma
25m Women’s Pistol – Rahi Sarnobat, Elavenil Valarivan
50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position – Tejaswini Sawant
50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position – Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar
Men’s Skeet – Angad Veer Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan
Women’s Freestyle – Seema Bisla (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sonam Malik (62kg)
Men’s Freestyle – Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Deepak Punia (86 kg)
This will be the 20th Olympic Games to feature the Indian men’s hockey team, who sit fourth in the world rankings as of now.
Men’s National Team
Women’s National Team
Women’s singles – PV Sindhu
Men’s singles – B Sai Praneeth
Men’s doubles – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty
Men’s Recurve – Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav
Women’s Recurve – Deepika Kumari
MC Mary Kom (Women’s, 51 kg), Simranjit Kaur (Women’s, 60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s, 69kg), Pooja Rani (Women’s, 75kg)
Amit Panghal (Men’s, 52kg), Manish Kaushik (Men’s, 63kg), Vikas Krishan (Men’s, 69kg), Ashish Kumar (Men’s, 75kg), Satish Kumar (Men’s, 91kg)
Mirabai Chanu will be the only Indian weightlifter at Tokyo 2020. Having breached the 300 kg barrier, she is surely a medal contender.
Neeraj Chopra is expected to be India’s biggest medal hope for the elusive athletics Olympic medal.
Men’s 3000m steeplechase – Avinash Sable
Men’s long jump – Murali Sreeshankar
Men’s 400m Hurdles – MP Jabir
Men’s javelin throw – Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh
Men’s shot put – Tajinderpal Singh Toor
Women’s discus throw – Kamalpreet Kaur, Seema Punia
Women’s Javelin throw – Annu Rani
Women’s 100m, 200m – Dutee Chand
Men’s 20km race walking – KT Irfan, Sandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohilla
Women’s 20km race walking – Bhawna Jat, Priyanka Goswami
4×400 Mixed Relay, 4×400 Men’s Relay teams
Fouaad Mirza is the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Games in 20 years.
Bhavani Devi is the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.
Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane
Pranati Nayak is the second Indian woman to qualify for the Olympics, following Dipa Karmakar’s success from Rio.
Sushila Devi Likmabam
Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh
Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard
KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er
India will have three swimmers to have automatically qualified for the Olympics for the first time in Tokyo. Both Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj have achieved the ‘A’ qualification time in the men’ category, while Maana Patel is the first female from the country to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Men’s 200m butterfly – Sajan Prakash
Men’s 100m backstroke – Srihari Nataraj
Women’s 100m backstroke – Maana Patel
Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Sutirtha Mukherjee, Manika Batra
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also compete in the mixed doubles.
Women’s doubles – Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina