Indian contingent at Paris Olympics will grow in size

Team India representatives in Paris Olympics 2024
Team India representatives in Paris Olympics 2024 (PC: X)

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Indian contingent comprised 122 athletes, the largest number the country had ever sent to the Summer Games. India achieved its biggest medal haul in a single Olympics with seven medals, including Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold medal in the men’s javelin throw. With the Paris 2024 Olympics just a month away, India aims to surpass this achievement.

So far, 100 Indian athletes across 15 sports have qualified for Paris. With less than 30 days left until the mega event, few events are remaining where athletes can make the cut for Paris. However, some Indian athletes may still qualify through world rankings or by Universality places. It is anticipated that 110 Indian athletes will qualify for the Paris Olympics.

Athletics: –

The qualification period for athletics at Paris 2024 will conclude on June 30. The final list of athletes and teams eligible for entry through world rankings will be published on July 7, 2024. So far, 19 Indian athletes have qualified based on the qualification standard. Eight more Indian athletes are expected to qualify for Paris based on their world rankings.

Parul Chaudhary: Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, has already qualified for Paris. She is also set to qualify in the 5000m, ranked 34th in the world (top 42 qualify).

Jyothi Yarraji: Silver medalist in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Hangzhou Asian Games, is likely to make her Olympic debut, currently ranked 31st (top 40 qualify).

Abha Khatua: With an impressive 18.41m throw in the women’s shot put at federation cup, she is ranked 25th and set to qualify (top 32 qualify).

Annu Rani: Ranked 19th in the world for women’s javelin, she is comfortably within the top 32 and will make her second consecutive Olympic appearance.

Abdulla Narangolintevida & Praveen Chitravel: Both are set to participate in the men’s triple jump, ranked 21st and 24th, respectively.

Tajinder Singh Toor: In the men’s shot put, Tajinder singh toor is all set to make his second consecutive Olympic appearance. Toor, double Asian Games gold medallist is ranked 25th in the world, as the top 32 qualify for Paris.

DP Manu: – In the men’s javelin throw, Manu is set to be the third Indian competitor, joining Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Jena who have already qualified through the standard.  Manu, who narrowly missed out on the qualification standard, is currently ranked 15th globally.

Jeswin Aldrin: – Murali Shreeshankar had qualified for Paris by qualification standard, however he has to pulled off due to an injury. All eyes will be on Jeswin Aldrin who just makes the cut ranked 32nd in the world. 

In the men’s 20km walk, four Indian athletes—Akshdeep Singh, Ram Baboo, Vikash Singh, and Paramjeet Singh Bisht—have qualified by entry standard. However, only three can participate per event in the Olympics. The Athletics Federation of India will have to think who finally goes.

Jyothi Yarraji celebrating her win at the Asian Games. Source (X)

Narrow misses?

Sarvesh Kushare: In the men’s high jump, Sarvesh has dropped to 36th position, making qualification difficult. He has been in top 32 for several months but due to recent performance he is likely to miss out.

Tejaswin Shankar: Improved his ranking to 38th in the men’s high jump, but still outside the top 32.

Ankita: In the women’s 5000m, ranked 44th, just outside the top 42 that will qualify for Paris.

Swimming: –

No Indian swimmer has qualified through the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT) for Paris. However, as per the report for Universality places on World Aquatics website India is likely to receive two entries.

Srihari Nataraj: The 23-year-old is likely to make the cut as the country’s top ranked 100m swimmer. This will be second consecutive Olympics for Srihari, he participated in 100m backstroke at Tokyo.

Dhinidhi Desinghu: Teen-age sensation Dhinidhi Desinghu is likely to qualify in the women’s 200m freestyle. 14-year-old Dhinidhi, will be India’s youngest athlete at the Paris.

Below are the 100 Indian Athletes who have qualified for Paris 2024:

Archery (6)

Men’s recurve: Dhiraj Bommadevara, Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Jadhav.

Women’s recurve: Bhajan Kaur, Ankita Bhakat, Deepika Kumari.

Athletics (19)

Neeraj Chopra: Men’s Javelin Throw

Kishore Kumar Jena: Men’s Javelin Throw

Avinash Sable: Men’s 3000m Steeplechase

Parul Chaudary: Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Priyanka Goswami: Women’s 20km racewalk

Akshdeep Singh and Priyanka Goswami: Mixed marathon racewalk relay

Men’s 20km walk race:(3) Three athletes to be confirmed by Athletics federation of India

Women’s 4x400m relay team: (5) Relay team will consist of 4 athletes & 1 backups.

Men’s 4x400m relay team:(5) Relay team will consist of 4 athletes & 1 backups.

Badminton (7)

PV Sindhu: Women’s Singles

Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto: Women’s Doubles

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty: Men’s Doubles

HS Prannoy: Men’s Singles

Lakshya Sen: Men’s Singles

Boxing (6)

Nikhat Zareen: Women’s 50kg

Preeti Pawar: Women’s 54kg

Jaismine Lamboria: Women’s 57kg

Lovlina Borgohain: Women’s 75kg

Amit Panghal: Men’s 51 kg

Nishant Dev: Men’s 71kg

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Anush Agarwalla in action
Anush Agarwalla in action (PC: Anush Agarwalla/X)

Equestrian (1)

Anush Agarwalla: Individual Dressage

Golf (4)

Men: Shubhankar Sharma, Gaganjeet Bhullar.

Women: Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar.

Hockey (16)

The Indian men’s hockey team will comprise 16 team members. They qualified for the Olympics after winning a gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou. The 16 team members squad is yet to be announced.

Judo (1)

Tulika Maan: women’s 78kg+ category

Rowing (1)

Balraj Panwar: Men’s single sculls (M1x)

Sailing (2)

Vishnu Saravanan: Men’s ICLA 7

Nethra Kumanan: Women’s ILCA 6

Manu Bhaker
Manu Bhaker (PC: G Rajaraman)

Shooting (22)


Sandeep Singh – 10 m air rifle                                               

Arjun Babuta – 10 m air rifle                                   

Sarabjot Singh – 10 m air pistol                                            

Arjun Singh Cheema – 10 m air pistol                                            

Swapnil Kusale – 50 m rifle 3 positions                                            

Aishwary Pratap Tomar – 50 m rifle 3 positions                                            

Anish Bhanwala- 25 m rapid fire pistol                                            

Vijayveer Sidhu – 25 m rapid fire pistol                                

Prithviraj Todainman – Trap                                       

Anantjeet Singh Naruka – Skeet


Elavenil Valarivan – 10 m air rifle                                               

Ramita Jindal – 10 m air rifle                       

Rhythm Sangwan – 10 m air pistol                                            

Manu Bhaker – 10 m air pistol                    

Manu Bhaker – 25 m pistol                                      

Esha Singh – 25 m pistol                          

Sift Kaur Samra – 50 m rifle 3 positions                                            

Anjum Moudgil – 50 m rifle 3 positions                                

Rajeshwari Kumari – Trap                                       

Shreyasi Singh – Trap               

Maheshwari Chauhan – Skeet                                     

Raiza Dhillon – Skeet

Sumit Nagal
Sumit Nagal (Source: X)

Table-tennis (6)


Achanta Sharath Kamal – Singles & Team

Harmeet Desai – Singles & Team

Manav Thakkar – Team


Manika Batra – Singles & Team

Sreeja Akula – Singles & Team

Archana Girish Kamath – Team

Tennis (3)

Rohan Bopanna and Sriram Balaji: Men’s doubles

Sumit Nagal: Men’s singles

Weightlifting (1)

Mirabai Chanu: Women’s 49kg

Wrestling (6)

Antim Panghal: Women’s 53kg

Vinesh Phogat: Women’s 50kg

Anshu Malik: Women’s 57kg

Nisha Dahiya: Women’s 68kg

Reetika Hooda: Women’s 76kg

Aman Sehrawat: Men’s 57 kg

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