India

History

India made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900. They would return in 1920 and have competed ever since. The nation typically sends a few dozen athletes to compete, but in 2016 they sent over 100 athletes for the first time. India competes in a wide range of sports with the most common ones being archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, field hockey, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling.

India won its first medal in 1900 and has won a total of 28 across 8 sports. The most successful sports include field hockey (11), wrestling (5) and shooting (4). This included a run of six straight gold medals in men’s field hockey between 1928 and 1956. The most successful athletes are field hockey players Leslie Claudius and Udham Singh whom won four medals each. Both athletes won three gold and one silver medals, but Claudius did it between 1948 and 1960 while Singh did it between 1952 and 1964. In 2016 India won two medals.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Atanu Das
Pravin Jadhav
Tarundeep Rai
Men’s Team Atanu Das
Pravin Jadhav
Tarundeep Rai

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Avinash Sable
Men’s 20km Walk Irfan Kolothum Thodi

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Muhammed Anas
Velluva Vismaya
Jisna Mathew
Noah Tom

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Sanjeev Rajput
Men’s 10m Air Rifle Divyanish Panwar
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Anjum Moudgil
Apurvi Chandela
Mixed Team 10m Air Rifle Eligible to Compete
Women’s 25m Pistol Rahi Sarnobat
Men’s 10m Air Pistol
(1) (2)
Chaudhary Saurabh
Verma Abhishek
Women’s 10m Air Pistol
(1) (2)
Manu Bhaker
Yashaswini Deswal
Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol
(1) (2)
Eligible to Compete
Eligible to Compete

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Freestyle -57kg Ravi Kumar
Men’s Freestyle -65kg Bajrang Punia
Men’s Freestyle -86kg Deepak Punia
Women’s Freestyle -53kg Vinesh Phogat