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Rio 2016 Olympics: Indian Olympian Profiles

India will boast of a strong 121-man contingent at Rio Olympics with the likes of Leander Paes participating in his seventh quadrennial event and shooter Kynan Chenai making his debut. Both hockey squads have qualified for the Olympics and this will be the first time women will be in participating after 1980. In golf, sport returning after 112 years to Olympics, three golfers will be looking to make their mark.
India have their strongest athletics contingent ever with a record number of participants pushing forward for a podium finish. Before we proceed further, it’s very important to know your Olympian! For instance, it is important to know that Shiva Thapa, 22, will be participating in his second Olympics – he made his debut in the 2012 edition. He was the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Summer Games and would hope to put the London horror behind.
Paes, as most are aware, is gunning for something special! At his age, tennis players are planning retirement, but not Paes. The doubles-specialist is raring to fly the tri-colour high in Rio. He will team up with Rohan Bopanna in the doubles category. When it comes to singles, Saina Nehwal is the first name which comes to our mind. The London bronze medallist will look to improve the colour of the medal, and her recent form and fitness levels are an encouraging sign. Stay tuned for all the updates, news and views from Rio 2016 Olympics here. Stay updated, stay connected with your Indian athletes!
  • Hardeep Singh

    Hardeep Singh

    98kg Greco-Roman wrestling

  • Prerthana Thombare

    Prerthana Thombare

    Women’s doubles tennis

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza

    Women’s doubles and mixed doubles tennis

  • Seema Antil

    Seema Antil

    Women’s discus throw

  • Vikas Gowda

    Vikas Gowda

    Men’s discus throw

  • Inderjeet Singh

    Inderjeet Singh

    Men’s shot put

  • Saikhom Mirabai

    Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

    w48kg weightlifting

  • Ashwini Ponnappa

    Ashwini Ponnappa

    Women’s doubles badminton

  • B. Sumeeth Reddy

    B. Sumeeth Reddy

    Men’s doubles badminton

  • Manu Attri

    Manu Attri

    Men’s doubles badminton

  • Kidambi Srikanth

    Kidambi Srikanth

    Men’s singles badminton

  • PV Sindhu

    PV Sindhu

    Women’s singles badminton

  • Manpreet Kaur

    Manpreet Kaur

    Women’s shot put

  • Atanu Das

    Atanu Das


  • Achanta Sharath Kamal

    Achanta Sharath Kamal

    Men’s singles table tennis

  • Deepika Kumari

    Deepika Kumari


  • Dattu Bhokanal

    Dattu Bhokanal

    Singles Sculls Rowing

  • Mouma Das

    Mouma Das

    Women’s singles and doubles table tennis

  • Sajan Prakash

    Sajan Prakash

    swimming 200m butterfly

  • Avtar Singh

    Avtar Singh

    90kg Men’s judo

  • Dipa Karmakar

    Dipa Karmakar

    Artistic Gymnastics

  • Bombayla Devi

    Bombayla Devi


  • Laxmirani Majhi

    Laxmirani Majhi


  • Soumyajit Ghosh

    Soumyajit Ghosh

    Table Tennis (Men’s singles)

  • Manika Batra

    Manika Batra

    Table Tennis (Women’s singles)

  • Nirmala Sheoran

    Nirmala Sheoran

    Women’s 400m

  • Srabani Nanda

    Srabani Nanda

    Women’s 200m

  • Dutee Chand

    Dutee Chand

    Women’s 100m sprint

  • Sapna Punia

    Sapna Punia

    Event: Women’s 400m

  • Khushbir Kaur

    Khushbir Kaur

    Women’s 20km walk

  • OP Jaisha

    OP Jaisha

    Marathon (Women)

  • Sudha Singh

    Sudha Singh

    Marathon (women)

  • Kavita Raut

    Kavita Raut

    Marathon (women)

  • Tintu Lukka

    Tintu Lukka

    Women’s 800m

  • Lalita Babar

    Lalita Babar

    3000m steeplechase (Women’s)

  • Mohammad Anas

    Mohammad Anas

    400m (Men)

  • Kheta Ram

    Kheta Ram

    Event: Men’s Marathon

  • Thonnakkal Gopi

    Thonnakkal Gopi

    Marathon (Men’s)

  • Nitendra Singh Rawat

    Nitendra Singh Rawat


  • Sandeep Kumar

    Sandeep Kumar

    Men’s 50km walk race

  • Irfan Kolothum Thodi

    Irfan Kolothum Thodi

    Men’s 20km walk

  • Ankit Sharma

    Ankit Sharma

    Men’s long jump

  • Yogeshwar Dutt

    Yogeshwar Dutt

    Wrestling (65kg men’s freestyle)

  • Sakshi Malik

    Sakshi Malik

    Wrestling (58kg Women’s category)

  • Vinesh Phogat

    Vinesh Phogat

    Wrestling (48kg Women’s category)

  • Narsingh Yadav

    Narsingh Yadav

    Wrestling (74kg men’s freestyle)

  • Leander Paes

    Leander Paes

    Tennis (Men’s doubles)

  • Sandeep Tomar

    Sandeep Tomar

    Wrestling (57kg men’s freestyle)

  • Rohan Bopanna

    Rohan Bopanna

    Tennis (Men’s doubles and mixed doubles)

  • Gurmeet Singh

    Gurmeet Singh

    20 km walk (Men’s)

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