Indian players in London Olympic 2012

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Let us join hands to cheer up our Indian players who got qualified for the upcoming world biggest event Olympics. More than 70 athletes qualified for this London Olympics 2012 which was only 56 last time in 2008 Beijing Olympics. On top of all our Indian Hockey team also qualified which is like icing a cake.

Indian Olympic Association
Indian Olympic Association

Listing the players below whom representing India in various events.

Shooting – 11 Qualified

Abinav Bindra – Men’s 10m Air Rifle event (Our one and only individual gold champion for us last time)
Gagan Narang – Men’s 10m Air Rifle event, Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position event and Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event
Annu Raj Singh – Women’s 10m Air Pistol and 25m Sports Pistol event
Shagun Chaudhary – Women’s trap
Manavjit Singh Sandhu – Men’s trap shooting
Rahi Sarnobat – Women’s 25m Sports Pistol event
Vijay Kumar – Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Sanjeev Rajput – Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position event
Joydeep Karmakar – Men’s 50m Rifle Prone
Heena Sidhu – Women’s 10m Air Pistol event

Athletics – 9 Qualified

Krishna Poonia – Women’s discus throw
Tintu Luka – Women’s 800 meters event
Vikas Gowda – Men’s discus throw
Mayookha Johny – Women’s triple jump
Om Prakash Karhana – Men’s shotputter
Babubhai Panocha – Walking race
Gurmeet Singh – 20 Km walk
Seema Antil – Women’s discuss throw
Ram Singh Yadav – Marathon
Ranjith Maheshwari – Triple jump

Boxing – 7 Qualified

Devendro Singh – 49 kg weight category
Shiva Thapa – 56kg weight category
Jai Bhagwan – 60 kg weight category
Manoj Kumar – 64 kg weight category
Vikas Krishnan – 69 kg weight category
Vijender Singh – 75kg weight category (2008 Beijing Olympics Bronze medalist)
Sumit Sangwan – 81kg weight category

Archery – 4 qualified

Women’s Recurve Team – Chekrovolu Swuro, Laishram Devi and Deepika
Jayanta Talukdar – Men’s individual event

Badminton – 5 Qualified

Saina Nehwal – Another famous celebrity who is ranked 5th in the World currently (She already played in 2012 Olympics)
Jwala Gutta and V. Diju – Mixed Doubles
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa – Doubles
Parupalli Kashyap – Individual Men

Wrestling – 5 Qualified

Yogeshwar Dutt – 60 kg weight category
Amit Kumar – 60 kg weight category
Sushil Kumar – 66 kg weight category (Bronze medalist in Beijing Olympics)
Geeta Kumari – 55kg weight category
Narsingh Yadav – 74 kg weight category

Swimming – 4 Qualified

Sandeep Sejwal – 100m Breaststroke event
Virdhawal Khade – 100m freestyle event
Saurabh Sangvekar – 1500m freestyle
Aaron D’Souza – 200m freestyle event

Rowing – 3 Qualified

Swaran Singh – Single sculls
Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar – Lightweight Men’s double sculls

Table tennis – 2 Qualified

Soumyajit Ghosh – Men’s individual
Ankita Das – Women’s individual

Weight lifting – 2 Qualified

Katulu Ravi Kumar – 69 kg Men
N Soniya Chanu – 48 kg Women

Judo – 1 Qualified

Garima Chaudhary – Women’s 63 kg event

Last but not least Indian Hockey team (8 times Olympic Gold medal winner) of 16 players also qualified.

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