Tokyo Olympics 2020: India may send contingent early to Tokyo

March 19, 2021 | By : Rashi Bhattacharyya
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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the ministry is planning to send the Indian contingent in advance for the Tokyo Olympics so that the athletes adjust to the conditions comfortably. While talking to ANI, Rijiju admitted that adapting to weather of Tokyo will help the athletes in their events.

“Only three months are left for the Olympic Games. Athletes are giving their best to book their seats for the Olympics and do well for the country. The ministry is also planning to send the Olympic team in advance so that they would get time to adjust to the climate over there. They will be able to train in those conditions which will help them during the competition.”

Rijiju also confirmed that arrangements for Indian athletes are underway in different locations across Japan. He also reassured that detailed planning is being done to make sure that athletes are given best possible conditions to deliver good performances for India.

The Tokyo Olympics originally slated to take place in 2020 will be held from July 23 to August 8 this year. While the qualifications rounds are still going on, these are the athletes who have qualified for the games as of March 18, 2021.

Archery

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

Athletics

  • 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
  • 4×400 Mixed Relay team      

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)

Fencing

  • Bhavani Devi

Hockey

  • Men’s National Team
  • Women’s National Team

Shooting

(While the following athletes have secured a quota place in their respective category, their participation at the showpiece event rest with the National Rifle Association of India).

  • 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

Table Tennis

  • Sharath Kamal
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
  • Sutirtha Mukherjee
  • Manika Batra

Wrestling

(The following athletes have secured a quota place in their respective category, the Wrestling Association of India will decide if their names feature in the Olympic Games list)

  • Vinesh Phogat, Women’s Freestyle 53 kg, Individual
  • Bajrang Punia, Men’s Freestyle 65 kg, Individual
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Men’s Freestyle 57 kg, Individual
  • Deepak Punia, Men’s Freestyle 86 kg, Individual.

Equestrian

  • Fouaad Mirza


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