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Tokyo Bound: Meet the Indian athletes who are heading to the Olympics

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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. 

 

Shooting

 

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

 

Wrestling

 

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)

 

Hockey

 

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

 

Badminton

 

Women’s singles – PV Sindhu

 

Men’s singles – B Sai Praneeth

 

Men’s doubles – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty

 

Archery

 

Men’s Recurve – Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav

 

Women’s Recurve – Deepika Kumari

 

Boxing

 

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)

 

Weightlifting

 

Mirabai Chanu will be the only Indian weightlifter at Tokyo 2020. Having breached the 300 kg barrier, she is surely a medal contender.

 

Athletics

 

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

 

Equestrian

 

Fouaad Mirza is the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Games in 20 years.

 

Fencing

 

Bhavani Devi is the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.

 

Golf

 

Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane

 

Aditi Ashok

 

Gymnastics

 

Pranati Nayak is the second Indian woman to qualify for the Olympics, following Dipa Karmakar’s success from Rio.

 

Judo

 

Sushila Devi Likmabam

 

Rowing

 

Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh

 

Sailing

 

Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial

 

Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard

 

KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er

 

Swimming

 

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

 

Table Tennis

 

Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

 

Sutirtha Mukherjee, Manika Batra

 

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also compete in the mixed doubles.

 

Tennis

 

Women’s doubles – Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina

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