The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced on Monday that a 26-person team will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, which will be held from July 23rd to August 8th. The list includes the name of India's shot put star Tajinderpal Singh Toor.
“We are delighted that the national team is fully prepared, physically and emotionally, for the Olympic Games. We are pleased that our athletes have continued to train since the lockdown was lifted. The federation is looking forward to the team's excellent performance," - said Adille Sumariwalla, President of AFI, in a press release issued on Monday.
The Tokyo Olympics will officially open on July 23rd, and the athletics competitions will begin on July 31st.
As many as 12 athletes and 4x400m mixed relay teams have reached the entry standards set by the World Athletics to ensure automatic berths.
Dutee Chand (Women's 100m and 200m), Annu Rani (Women's javelin throw), Gurpreet Singh (Men's 50km race walk) and MP Jabir (Men's 400m hurdles) qualified for the Olympic Games in their competitions based on their points in the world rankings.
|Avinash Sable||3000m Steeplechase|
|MP Jabir||400m Hurdles|
|M Sreeshankar||Long Jump|
|Tajinderpal Singh Toor||Shot Put|
|Neeraj Chopra||Javelin Throw|
|Shivpal Singh||Javelin Throw|
|KT Irfan||20km Race Walk|
|Sandeep Kumar||20km Race Walk|
|Rahul Rohilla||20km Race Walk|
|Gurpreet Singh||50km Race Walk|
|Amoj Jacob||4x400m Men's Relay|
|Arokia Rajiv||4x400m Men's Relay|
|Muhammed Anas||4x400m Men's Relay|
|Naganathan Pandi||4x400m Men's Relay|
|Noah Nirmal Tom||4x400m Men's Relay|
|Dutee Chand||100m and 200m|
|Kamalpreet Kaur||Discus Throw|
|Seema Antil-Punia||Discus Throw|
|Annu Rani||Javelin Throw|
|Bhawna Jat||20km Race Walk|
|Priyanka Goswami||20km Race Walk|
|Sarthak Bhambri||4x400m Mixed Relay|
|Alex Antony||4x400m Mixed Relay|
|Subha Venkatesan||4x400m Mixed Relay|
|Revathi Veeramani||4x400m Mixed Relay|
|Dhanlakshmi Sekhar||4x400m Mixed Relay|
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