Rio olympics 2016 Indian Team Players

by jasss July 17, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Rio olympics 2016 indian team players:- India is scheduled to compete at the 2016 summer  Olympics in Rio de janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. India’s participation at the Olympics goes back to 1900 paris Olympics when Norman pritchard qualified for the Olympics as a sole participant. He won two silvers at the games in athletics and made india the first Asian nation to win Olympic Medal. Since after indian athletes have appeared in every summer Olympic Games from 1920.

The indian Olympic association is going to send the nation’s Largest ever delegation (thus far 121 athletes, 38 larger than their previous record of 83 athletes in 2012) in summer Olympic history.

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India is the world’s 2nd most populous country and the largest democracy. Strangely, this is the reason behind India’s weakness in sports. Democracy, on the other hand, is mounted by corruption and it can be rightly said that “India is not the largest democratic, but the largest corrupted nation in the world.” This is the reason for the gross mismanagement of resources  already allocated for sports in india. And although india ranks 129 in terms of percapita income in the world and still we managed the 50th position in the Beijing Olympics. Hence, the population argument should not be used to disparage India’s performance.

New Delhi : BJP National President Amit Shah and Sports Minister Vijay Goel with Indian men's hockey team members after the announcement of the team for Rio Olympics 2016, in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla (PTI7_12_2016_000108B)

For the first time ever, India will be sending a more than 100-sportsperson strong contingent to an Olympics for the Rio Games in August.
India have managed to qualify 103 players for the Rio event. Here is the complete list of all those who will represent India in Rio.

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Indian Players in rio olympics 2016

Khushbir Kaur (Walk)
Sapna Punia (Walk)
Dutee Chand (100m)
Sarbani Nanda (200m)
Ankit Sharma (Long jump)
Nirmala Sheoran (400m)
Manish Singh Rawat (men’s 50km walk)
Nitender Singh Rawat (Marathon)
Thonakal Gopi (Marathon)
Inderjeet Singh (Shot Put)
Vikas Gowda (Discus Throw)
Seema Antil (Discus Throw)
Manpreet Kaur (Shot Throw)
Gurmeet Singh (men’s 20km walk)
Baljinder Singh (men’s 20km walk)
Irfan Kolothum Thodi (men’s 20km walk)
Sandeep Kumar (men’s 50km walk)
Kheta Ram (Marathon)
Muhammad Anas (400m)
Lalita Babar (3000m steeplechase)
Tintu Luka (800m)
Kavita Raut (Marathon)
Sudha Singh (Marathon and 3000m steeplechase)
OP Jaisha (Marathon)

Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy (Men’s Doubles)
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa (Women’s doubles)
Saina Nehwal (Women’s singles)
PV Sindhu (Women’s singles)
Kidambi Srikanth (Men’s singles)

Atanu Das
Deepika Kumari
Laxmirani Majhi
Bombayla Dev

Men’s team – 16 members
Women’s team – 16 members

Dattu Bhokanal (Singles sculls)

Kynan Chenai
Ayonika Paul
Manavjit Singh Sandhu
Jitu Rai
Chain Singh
Mairaj Ahmed Khan
Heena Sidhu

Apurvi Chandela
Gagan Narang
Abhinav Bindra
Gurpreet Singh
Prakash Nanjappa

Vikas Krishan (75kg)

Shiva Thapa (56kg)
Manoj Kumar (61kg)

Avtar Singh

Dipa Karmakar

Sajan Prakash (men’s 200m butterfly)
Shivani Katariya (women’s 200m freestyle)

Table Tennis
Achanta Sharath Kamal
Manika Batra
Soumyajit Ghosh
Mouma Das

Vinesh Phogat (Women’s 48kg)
Sakshi Malik (Women’s 60kg)
Narsingh Pancham Yadav (Men’s FS 74kg)
Yogeshwar Dutt (Men’s FS 65kg)
Hardeep Singh (Men’s GR 98kg)
Sandeep Tomar (Men’s FS 57kg)
Ravinder Khatri (Men’s GR 86kg)


Sania Mirza (Women’s doubles, Mixed doubles)
Prarthana Thombare (Women’s doubles)
Rohan Bopanna (Men’s doubles, Mixed doubles)
Leander Paes (Men’s doubles)
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
Sivalingam Sathish Kumar (Men’s 77kg)

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Rio olympics 2016 Indian players

Parents in india give more emphasis on academics. They consider sports to serve only recreational purposes. Work and education are believed to be the only way of livelihood and sports have never been considered for that. This must be changed if india has to become a sporting nation.

India’s chance in Rio Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics are less than 9months away. India is planning to better  its 2012 tally of six medals. This would be possible only if India is able to send a contingent of at least 100 athletes.

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According to information available to the government, 57 Indians have qualified so far for the 2016 Olympics, and 32 of them are from Hockey (Men&women). So we must send a contingent of at least a hundred athletes in 2016.

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