India has been sending a large contingent for the last three editions of the Summer Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics 2021 will see a 228-member strong contingent from India participate in 18 sporting events.
India's Olympic contingent for Tokyo 2020 includes 127 participants from 18 sports, including two alternate players and one reserve goalie in men's and women's hockey squads, respectively.
Four Indian sailors -- Nethra Kumanan and Vishnu Saravanan (laser class), KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (49er class) -- were the first to reach Tokyo from their training bases in Europe.
India in previous Olympics
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, 117 Indian athletes participated (63 men and 54 women) across 15 sports. The Indian roster featured three Olympic medalists from London, including badminton star Saina Nehwal, freestyle wrestler and four-time Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt, and rifle shooter Gagan Narang.
In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, India sent 83 athletes, 60 men, and 23 women, who competed in 13 sports. In the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, 57 athletes in 12 sports represented India, and for the first time since 1928, the men's national field hockey team was unable to take part in the Summer Olympics after failing to qualify.
Below are the names of Indian athletes qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo:
Tarundeep Rai, Men’s Recurve
Atanu Das, Men’s Recurve
Pravin Jadhav, Men’s Recurve
Deepika Kumari, Women's Recurve
The men's trio will also compete as a team at Tokyo 2020.
Archery’s support staffs
Coach: Mim Bahdur Gurung
Physiotherapist: Chinmay Shrirang Bhide
KT Irfan, Men's 20km race walking
Sandeep Kumar, Men's 20km race walking
Rahul Rohilla, Men's 20km 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
4x400 Mixed Relay
Men's 4x400m Relay
Coaches: P Radhakrishnan Nair, Galina Bukharina, Dr Klaus, Mohinder Singh, Uwe Hohn, Rajmohan K, Amrish Kumar, Alexander Artsybashev, S Murali, N Ramesh, Alexander Sinitsyn, Rakhi Tyagi and Gurmeet Singh.
Support staff: Elmira Kiseleva, Abhishek Pandey, Ishaan Marwaha, Dr Andrei, Simoni Shah, Chandre, Pawan Kumar, Ketan Hulawale; Team Doctor: Dr Brajesh Koushle; Team Leader: Dr Madhukant Pathak.
PV Sindhu, Women’s singles
B Sai Praneeth, Men’s singles
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, Men’s doubles
Badminton support staffs
Coaches: Tae Seng Park, Mathias Boe.
Physiotherapist: Evangeline Baddam, Sumansh Sivalanka, Dwi Santosa Agus
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)
Boxing support staff:
Coach: Santiago Nieva, Raffaele Bergamasco, CA Kuttappa, Mohammad Ali Qamar, Chhote Lal
Physiotherapist: Aayush Yekhande
Doctor: Karanjeet Singh
Fouad Mirza is the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Games in 20 years.
Veterinary Doctor: Grigorios Maleas
Groom: Johana Pohjonen
Physiotherapist: Veronia Sinz
Bhavani Devi became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.
Pranati Nayak is only the second Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.
Coach: Lakhan Sharma
Men’s National Team
Goalkeepers: P. R. Sreejesh
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra
Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit
Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh
Women’s National Team
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita.
Midfielders: Nisha, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Nanjot Kaur, Salima Tete.
Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila, Devi.
Sushila Devi Likmabam will be India's only participant in Judo at Tokyo 2020.
For the first time, India will have more than two sailors at the Olympics, including Nethra Kumanan, the first Indian woman sailor. For the first time India will be competing in more than one sailing event - Laser Radial, Laser Standard and 49er.
Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard
KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er
India will have its largest Shooting contingent with 15 shooters.
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
Angad Veer Singh Bajwa, Men’s Skeet
Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Men’s Skeet
Four Indian table tennis players qualified for the Olympics at the Asian qualifiers in Doha in March, including Sharath Kamal, who will be making his fourth appearance at the Games.
Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also compete together in the mixed doubles after earning their Olympic berths at the Asian qualifiers.
Sumit Nagal gets a last-minute entry in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 after some players withdraw their names. Sania Mirza qualified for Tokyo 2020 via her protected ranking and she will partner with Ankita Raina in the women's doubles.
Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, Women's Doubles
Sumit Nagal, Men's singles
Mirabai Chanu will be India's only representative in weightlifting at Tokyo 2020. Ranked second in the world, the former world champion is among the favorites for a medal in the women's 49kg weight division.
India is sending seven wrestlers to Tokyo. With Sonam Malik winning the quota in the 62kg category, Rio 2016 bronze medallist Sakshi Malik will not be wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics.
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