Rio Olympic Games 2016 begins on
Friday, August 5
and ends on
Sunday, August 21
Among so many gringos participating in the Rio-Olympics India sustains an important place. The Indian Olympic Association is going to send the nation's largest ever delegation (formerly 120 athletes, but 2 failed doping test by NADA, but are given a week's time for 2nd test; 37 larger than their previous record of 83 athletes in 2012) in Summer Olympic history. India is scheduled to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
Indian athletes who are set to travel to Rio Olympics
1. Deepika Kumari
2. Laxmi Rani Majhi
3. Bombayla Devi (All 3 for Recurve Team event)
4. Atanu Das (Individual Recurve)
5. Dharambir (200m)
6. Muhammad Anas Yahiya (400m & 4x400m Relay)
7. Jinson Johnson (800m)
8. Ankit Sharma (Long Jump)
9. Renjith Maheswary (Triple Jump)
10. Inderjeet Singh (Shot Put) >>>> May be disqualified as he failed in dope test by NADA
11. Vikas Gowda (Discus Throw)
12. Nitendra Singh Rawat (Marathon)
13. Gopi Thonakal (Marathon)
14. Kheta Ram (Marathon)
15. Manish Singh Rawat (20Km Race Walking)
16. Gurpreet Singh (20Km Race Walking)
17. Ganapathi Krishnan (20Km Race Walking)
18. Sandeep Kumar (50Km Race Walking)
19. Arokia Rajiv (4x400m Relay)
20. Kunhu Muhammaed Puthanpurakal (4x400m Relay)
21. Dharun Ayyasamy (4x400m Relay)
22. Mohankumar Raja (4x400m Relay)
23. Lalith Mathur (4x400m Relay)
24. Dutee Chand (100m)
25. Srbani Nanda (200m)
26. Nirmla (400m & 4x400m Relay)
27. Tintu Luka (800m)
28. Sudha Singh (3000m Steeple Chase)
29. Lalit Shivaji Babar (3000m Steeple Chase)
30. Manpreet Kaur (Shot Put)
31. Seema Punia (Discus Throw)
32. O.P. Jaisha (Marathon)
33. Kavita Tungar Raut (Marathon)
34. Khushbir Kaur (20km Race Walking)
35. Sapana (20km Race Walking)
36. Poovamma Raju Machettira (4x400m Relay)
37. Anilda Thomas (4x400m Relay)
38. Jisna Mathew (4x400m Relay)
39. Aswani Chidananda Akkunji (4x400m Relay)
40. Debashree Mazumdar (4x400m Relay)
41. Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar
42. Manu Atthri
43. Sumeet Reddy Buss
44. Saina Nehwal
45. P.V. Sindhu
46. Jwala Gutta
47. Ashwini Ponnappa
48. Shiv Thapa (56 kg)
49. Manoj Kumr (64 kg)
50. Vikas Krishan (75 kg)
51. Anirban Lahiri
52. Shivsankar Prasad Chawrasia
53. Aditi Ashok
54. Dipa Karmakar (Artistic - Individual Alround)
55. Avtar Singh (90 kg)
56. Bhokanal Dattu Baban (M1x Men's Singles Sculls)
57. Abhinav Bindra (10m air rifle)
58. Kynan Chenai (Trap)
59. Mairaj Ahmad Khan (Skeet)
60. Prakash Nanjappa (50m pistol)
61. Gagan Narang (10m air rifle, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
62. Jitu Rai (10m air pistol, 50m pistol)
63. Chaini Singh (50m rifle prone, 50m rifle 3 positions)
64. Gurpreet Singh (10m air pistol, 25m rapid fire pistol)
65. Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Trap)
66. Apurvi Chandela (10m air rifle)
67. Ayonika Paul (10m air rifle)
68. Heena Sidhu (10m air pistol, 25m pistol)
69. Sajan Prakash (200m butterfly)
70. Shivani (200m freestyle)
TABLE TENNIS (4)
71. Achanta Sharath Kamal (Singles)
72. Soumyajit Ghosh (Singles)
73. Mouma Das (Singles)
74. Manik Batra (Singles)
75. Yogeshwar Dutt (FR 65 kg)
76. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (FR 74 kg) >> May be disqualified as he failed in doping test by NADA
77. Sandeep Tomar (FR 57 kg)
78. Hardeep (GR 98 kg)
79. Ravinder Khatri (GR 85 kg)
80. Sakshi Malik (FR 58 kg)
81. Vinesh (FR 48 Kg)
82. Babita Kumari (FR 53 kg)
WEIGHTLIFTING (2)83. Sathish Kumar Sivalingam (Men's 77 kg)
84. Mirabhai Chanu Saikhom (Women's 48 kg)
85. Rohan Bopanna
86. Leander Paes
87. Sania Mirza
88. Prarthana Thombare
89. Sreejesh P.R. (captain)
90. Rupinder Pal Singh
91. Raghunath V.R.
92. Kothajit Singh
93. Surender Kumar
94. Harmanpreet Singh
95. Danish Mujtaba
96. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam
97. Manpreet Singh
98. Sardar Singh
99. Uthappa S.K.
100. Devindar Sunil Walmiki
101. Sunil S.V.
102. Akashdeep Singh
103. Ramandeep Singh
104. Chandanda Aiyanna Nikkin Thimmaiah
105. Navjot Kaur
106. Deep Grace Ekka
108. Nikki Pradhan
109. Anuradha Devi Thockcha
111. Poonam Rani
112. Vandana Katariya
114. Namita Toppo
115. Renuka Yadav
116. Sunita Lakra
117. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (captain)
119. Preeti Dubey
120. Lilima Minz
Let's have a look at India's brightest medal prospects in Rio. It means they are very important from the exam point of view:
1) SAINA NEHWAL
Recent performances: She defended her Australian Open Superseries title and settled for a bronze at the Asian Championships.
Bio: Saina won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Currently ranked No. 5 in the world, Saina became the first Indian woman to No. 1 spot in last year. She is the only Indian shuttler to win an Olympic medal.
2) PV SINDHU
Recent performances: World No. 10 PV Sindhu has had an inconsistent run the in the women's singles in badminton. Her lone title this year came in the Malaysia Masters where she beat Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in the final. Last year she clinched the Macau Open title thus, completing a hat-trick.
Bio: PV Sindhu is the first ever women's singles player to win a medal at the World Championships, where she won the bronze in 2013 and 2014. Injuries have let her down throughout her career but she will be a dark horse in the women's singles event at Rio.
3) SRIKANTH KIDAMBI
Recent performances: Srikanth's moment of glory remains his win over badminton legend Lin Dan in the 2014 China Open Super Series final where he registered a stunning 21-19, 21-17 victory to become the first Indian to win a Super Series men's title. He clinched the Syed Modi International this year and won two more gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games.
Bio: The past two years have been terrific for Srikanth as he became the first Indian male to win the Swiss Open Grand Prix and clinched the India Open Super Series right after that, on both occasions he defeated Viktor Axelsen in the finals. The China Open win will always be special for him while he also has a Thailand Open Grand Prix title to his credit.
4) DEEPIKA KUMARI
Recent performances: One of India's biggest medal hopes, Deepika Kumari had to settle for silver in the mixed recurve pair event at the Archery World Cup in Kazakhstan. Deepika qualified for the Rio Olympics after scoring 686/720 in the women's recurve event at the World Cup in 2015, equalling the world record score earlier held by South Korea's Bo-Bae.
Bio: Deepika Kumari is a former world No. 1 ranked archer in women's recurve and won her first World Cup gold in the individual recurve stage in 2012. She also won a gold medal in the 2013 Archery World Cup and has 3 silver medals so far.
5) BOMBAYLA DEVI
Recent performances: Nicknamed 'Bom', Bombayla Devi will be competing against her teammate Deepika Kumari in the women's individual events at Rio. Bombayla won a silver medal in the team event at the World Cup in Shanghai this year.
Bio: Bombayla will be competing in her third successive Olympics this year. She clinched the ticket to Rio after edging out Rimil Buriuly in the Olympic trials which consisted of six stages. She won the Gold in the 2010 CWG in the recurve team event and has 12 podium finishes in World Cups and World Championships to her credit.
6) LAXMIRANI MAJHI
Recent performances: Laxmirani Majhi will be making her maiden appearance at the Olympics this year. She clinched a silver medal in the individual recurve event and the team event at the 2015 Archery World Championships in Copenhagen last year, which got her a ticket to Rio.
Bio: Laxmirani is the least experienced in her team comprising of Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi. But her consistency leading up to the Games has been impressive. She is also one of the most accurate archers going around, one who can gets the 10s quite frequently.
7) IRFAN KOLOTHUM THODI
Discipline: 20km racewalk
Recent performances: Irfan, popularly known as KT, narrowly missed out on the bronze medal at the 2013 IAAF World Walking Challenge where he was controversially disqualified from the race after committing three fouls. He came fourth in the Rio Olympic qualification event to secure his second consecutive Olympic berth for India.
Bio: Irfan is the current Indian record holder who burst onto the scene of race walking after securing a tenth-place finish at the London Olympics. He covered the 20km race in 1:22.19. He was forced to take a three-year hiatus from the sport due to a right ankle stress fracture.
8) TINTU LUKA
Discipline: Women's 800m
Recent performances: Tintu Luka is being trained by legendary Indian athlete P.T. Usha and she made it to the Rio Olympic squad thanks to a time of 2:00.95 minutes at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing. She secured a gold in the Asian Athletics Championships in the 800m event and won a silver in the 4x400m relay.
Bio: Tintu's impressive record includes a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon and a gold in the women's 4x400m relay in the same competition, which also saw India clinch its fourth consecutive gold since 2002.
9) VIKAS GOWDA
Recent performances: Vikas made it to the Rio-bound squad after IAAF lowered its entry standards for athletes in order to have more participation in the track and field events during the games. He suffered a minor shoulder injury recently making him doubtful for the Games. But his father has assured that the ace discus thrower will be fit before the Olympics.
Bio: Vikas Gowda is being touted as one of the major medal hopefuls for India. Based in the United States, Vikas finished in eighth place in the London Games finals. He is the current national record holder and has two Asian Athletics gold medals to his credit. He also won a gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Disclaimer : This post does not has any intention to hurt or demoralise any person/sports person. The data is just based on previous performances and general observance. Discover Tips wishes all these athletes best of luck to perform their best and glorify India at world level.
Best of luck!