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India in 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio

India will be participating in the 31st Summer Olympic Games which are scheduled to play from 5 to 21 August, 2016 at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It will be India’s 24th appearance in Summer Games. As on 19 September 2015, 57 Indian athletes have qualified in 5 different sports at Rio Olympics 2016.

India in 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio.

India has qualified for Archery, Athletics, Field Hockey, Shooting and Wrestling sports in Summer Olympics 2016.

Field Hockey

Both men’s and women’s national field hockey teams sealed Rio Olympic berths by winning required tournaments/matches for the qualification. A total number of 32 players will represent Indian field hockey in the prestigious event as 16 players each from men’s and women’s teams will play in the competition.

Indian men’s hockey team won gold medal at 2014 Asian Games which made them through to the 2016 Summer Games. On the other hand women’s national team qualified for Summer Olympics after 36 years span time by getting place in top 5 teams at 2014–15 Women’s FIH Hockey World League Semifinals.

List of Individual Indian athletes qualified for Rio Olympics

Sport Player Event
Archery Mangal Singh Champia Men’s Individual
Rimil Buriuly Women’s Individual
Deepika Kumari
Laxmirani Majhi
Rimil Buriuly, Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi Women’s Team
Athletics Inderjeet Singh Men’s Shot Put
Gurmeet Singh Men’s 20 KM Walk
Baljinder Singh
Chandan Singh
Sandeep Kumar Men’s 50 KM Walk
Manish Singh
Tintu Lukka Women’s 800 meter
Lalita Babar Women’s 3000 m steeplechase
Manpreet Kaur Women’s Shot Put
O. P. Jaisha Women’s Marathon
Sudha Singh
Lalita Babar
Khushbir Kaur Women’s 20 KM Walk
Shooting Chain Singh Men’s 50 m rifle 3 positions
Gagan Narang Men’s 50 m rifle prone
Abhinav Bindra Men’s 10 m air rifle
Gurpreet Singh Men’s 10 m air pistol
Jitu Rai Men’s 50 m pistol
Prakash Nanjappa
Mairaj Ahmad Khan Men’s Skeet
Apurvi Chandela Women’s 10 m air rifle
Wrestling Narsingh Pancham Yadav Men’s freestyle 74 kg

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