52 Women Athletes To Represent India At Tokyo Olympics 2021

Tokyo Olympics that got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic is scheduled to begin on July 23. It will be held at the newly-built National Stadium in the Japanese capital. India is sending a 228-strong contingent to the Olympic events, including 119 athletes. With the numbers, this will be India’s largest-ever contingent of athletes at the Olympics.  

Out of 119 athletics, 52 are female participants expected to give tough competitions to their opponents in 18 sporting events. Let’s take a look at who are these 52 athletes and out of 33 sports events, which ones they will be participating in:  

  • Deepika Kumari (Women’s Recurve)- Archery  
  • PV Sindhu (Women’s singles)- Badminton  
  • Mary Kom (Women’s, 51kg)- Boxing  
  • Pooja Rani (Women’s, 75kg)- Boxing  
  • Simranjit Kaur (Women’s, 60kg)- Boxing  
  • Bhavani Devi- Fencing  
  • Aditi Ashok- Golf  
  • Pranati Nayak- Gymnastics  
  • Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Nisha, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Lalremsiami, Salima Tete (Women’s National Team)- Hockey  
  • Sushila Devi Likmabam (Women’s extra-lightweight 48kg)- Judo  
  • Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial- Sailing  
  • Apurvi Chandela (10m Women’s Air Rifle)- Shooting  
  • Anjum Moudgil (10m Women’s Air Rifle)- Shooting  
  • Chinki Yadav, replaced by Elavenil Valarivan (25m Women’s Pistol)- Shooting  
  • Manu Bhaker (10m Women’s Air Pistol)- Shooting  
  • Rahi Sarnobat (25m Women’s Pistol)- Shooting  
  • Tejaswini Sawant (50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position)- Shooting  
  • Yashaswini Singh Deswal (10m Women’s Air Pistol)- Shooting  
  • Maana Patel (women’s 100m backstrokes)- Swimming  
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran- Table tennis  
  • Sutirtha Mukherjee- Table tennis  
  • Manika Batra- Table tennis  
  • Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina (Women’s Doubles)- Tennis  
  • Seema Bisla (Women’s Freestyle, 50kg)- Wrestling  
  • Vinesh Phogat (Women’s Freestyle 53kg)- Wrestling  
  • Anshu Malik (Women’s Freestyle 57kg)- Wrestling  
  • Sonam Malik (Women’s Freestyle 62kg)- Wrestling  
  • Bhawna Jat (Women’s 20km race walking)- Athletics  
  • Priyanka Goswami (Women’s 20km race walking)- Athletics  
  • Annu Rani (Women’s javelin throw)- Athletics  
  • Kamalpreet Kaur (Women’s discus throw)- Athletics  
  • Seema Punia (Women’s discus throw)- Athletics  
  • Dutee Chand (Women’s 100m and 200m)- Athletics  

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