Tokyo Olympics: List of Indian Players with their Respective States

Tokyo Olympics: Here’s a List of Indian Players with their Respective States


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We have arrived in July and Tokyo Olympics has started after delay of a year due to worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 120 Indian athletes have qualified for Tokyo Olympics so far the athletes come from nook and corner of the country so let’s have a look state-wise representation of Indian athletes at Tokyo Olympics:

Haryana

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A total of 30 athletes from Haryana across 5 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad by their respective federations for the Tokyo Olympics. Haryana has contributed 9 out of 16-member squad of women’s hockey team and 8 wrestlers (4 men, 4 women) to represent India at Olympics.

Punjab

A total of 15 athletes from Punjab across 4 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad by their respective federations for the Olympics. Punjab has contributed 8 out of 16-member squad of men’s hockey team to represent India at the Olympics.

Kerala

A total of 8 athletes from Kerala across 3 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad by their respective federations for the Tokyo Olympics starting on July 23. Kerala has always been known for its legacy in athletics with athletes like P.T. Usha and Anju Bobby George, this time it’s no different with the state producing 7 athletes to represent India in the sport of athletics at Tokyo Olympics.

Tamil Nadu

A total of 11 athletes from Tamil Nadu across 5 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad by their respective federations. There’s a female athlete from Tamil Nadu who will be first Indian to represent India in fencing at Olympics and on the other side Sharath Kamal will be leading Tamil Nadu’s charge for India at the Olympics with his fourth Olympic appearance.

Maharashtra

A total of 6 athletes from Maharashtra across 6 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad by their respective federations for the Tokyo Olympics starting. There’s a strong golf presence from this state with two golfers and all eyes will be on Chirag Shetty too, when he plays in the men’s badminton doubles at the Tokyo Olympics.

Uttar Pradesh

A total of 8 athletes from Uttar Pradesh across 5 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad by their respective federations.

Odisha

Odisha is regarded as the sports capital of India but still it’s taking small strides in producing players for Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, there will be only 4 athletes across 2 sports.

Rajasthan

A total of 4 athletes from Rajasthan across 3 sports have so far qualified or been named in the final squad At the Tokyo Olympics, all eyes will be on two shooters from Rajasthan – Divyansh Singh Panwar and Apurvi Chandela to win an Olympic medal.

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