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


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 20km Walk Irfan Kolothum Thodi


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Anjum Moudgil
Apurvi Chandela
Men’s 10m Air Pistol Chaudhary Saurabh