Rio 2016 Olympics: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik create history, grab 2 Olympic spots in wrestling

Here are the India sportspersons who have so far qualified for the Rio 2016 Games.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2016 5:39 pm
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The 2016 Olympics, which will be held in Rio di Janeiro, Brzail from August 5 to 20, will see a big Indian contingent take part in it. Sports like shooting, athletics and wrestling will see quite a few make the cut for the Rio Games. Here are the India sportspersons who have already qualified for the Games so far:


Vinesh Phogat qualifies in 48kg  category

Sakshi Malik qualifies in 58kg category

Archery (Women’s)

Deepika Kumari
Event: Individual and team

Laxmi Rani Majhi
Event: Individual and team

Rimi Biruily
Event: Individual and team

Archery (Men’s)

Mangal Singh Champia
Event: Individual

Athletics (Track Events)

Thonakal Gopi
Event: Marathon

Sandeep Kumar
Event: 50 km walk

Kheta Ram
Event: Marathon

Manish Singh Rawat
Event: 50 km walk

Nitender Singh Rawat
Event: Marathon

Baljinder Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Irfan Kolothum Thodi
Event: 20 km walk

Tintu Luka
Event: 800m

Lalita Babar
Event: 3000 m steeplechase

Khushbir Kaur
Event: 20 km walk

Sapna Punia
Event: 20 km walk

Kavita Raut, Sudha Singh, OP Jaisha, Lalita Babar
Event: Marathon

Athletics (Field events)

Vikas Gowda
Event: Discus throw

Inderjeet Singh
Event: Shot put

Manpreet Kaur
Event: Shot put


Shiva Thapa
Event: Bantamweight


Men’s team, Women’s team


Dipa Karmakar
Event: Artistic


Dattu Baban Bhokanal
Event: Single Sculls


Abhinav Bindra
Event: 10 m air rifle

Kynan Chenai

Mairaj Ahmad Khan
Event: Skeet

Prakash Nanjappa
Event: 50 m pistol

Gagan Narang
Events: 10 m air rifle, 50 m rifle prone, 50 m rifle 3 positions

Jitu Rai
Event: 10 m air pistol, 50 m pistol

Chain Singh
Events: 50 m rifle prone, 50 m rifle 3 positions

Gurpreet Singh, Manavjit Singh Sandhu
Events: 10 m air pistol, 25 m rapid fire pistol

Apurvi Chandela, Ayonika Paul
Event: 10 m air rifle

Heena Sidhu
Events: 10 m air pistol, 25 m pistol

Table Tennis

Sharath Kamal Achanta, Soumyajit Ghosh
Event: Men’s singles

Manika Batra, Mouma Das
Event:  Women’s singles

Wresting (Freestyle)

Sandeep Tomar
Event: 57 kg

Yogeshwar Dutt
Event: 65 kg

Narsingh Pancham Yadav
Event: 74 lg

Wrestling (Greco-Roman)

Hardeep Singh
Event: 86 kg

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