Indian Players Qualified for London Olympics 2012

It is always said India is a nation where only cricket is played. But we will say India is a nation where cricket is also played along with many others game. Indian athletes are practicing very hard so that they can make India proud at International level. Lets talk about the 2008 Beijing Olympics where only 56 Indian players were qualified. Now for London Olympics 2012 almost 80 days are remaining and already 70 Indian athletes including Indian Hockey team have qualified for Olympics 2012. Lets check out the players who get qualified for the different tournaments.

SHOOTING

 In shooting a total of 11 Indian Shooters get qualified for Olympics 2012

Abhinav Bindra – He is the individual gold medal champion in Beijing Olympics Games 2008. He qualified during the Shooting World Cup Munich, Germany in 2011. He will represent India in men’s 10m Air Rifle event.

 

Gagan Narang – He is the first Indian shooter who qualified for London Olympics 2012 during the World Championships in Munich in 2010. He will represent India in men’s 10m Air Rifle event, Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position event and Men’s 50m Rifle Prone event.

 Ronjan Singh Sodhi – He is an Indian Trap Shooter who won two silver medal in 2010 Commonwealth games and gold medal in Asian Games. He qualified for the London Olympics during he ISSF World Cup held at Beijing, China in 2011.

 

Annu Raj Singh – She is the first Indian Girl shooter who qualified for London Olympics during ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA. She will represent India in Women’s 10m Air Pistol and Women’s 25m Sports Pistol event.

 

Shagun Chaudhary – She qualified for the London Games during the World Shotgun Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia in 2011. She will represent India in Woman’s trap.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu – He is an Indian sport shooter who specialize in trap shooting. By winning gold medal in Asian Championship this year, he qualified for London Games.

 

Rahi Sarnobat – Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat booked a berth for the 2012 London Olympics by winning a bronze in the 25m sports pistol event at the ISSF World Cup at Fort Benning, in the US.

 

 

Vijay Kumar - He qualified for the games in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol in the men’s shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, US, last year.

 

Sanjeev Rajput -He qualified in the Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position event when he won the gold medal at the shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April 2011.

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Joydeep Karmakar - Although he didn’t qualify directly, he was selected on the basis of his good performance last year. He will represent India in Men’s 50m Rifle Prone.

 

Heena Sidhu - She was selected on the basis of exchange of quota system, and along with Annu Raj Singh gives India a good chance to win medal in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol event.

 

ATHLETICS

In athletics a total of 9  Indian Athletes get qualified for Olympics 2012

Krishna Poonia – She qualified for the London Olympic Games in discus with a gold-winning performance of 61.12 meters at the Fling throws meet in USA in Oct 2011. She is representing India in Women’s discus throw.

 

Tintu Luka – She qualified for the Olympics in the 800 metres at the World championships in Korea last year by making a season best of 2:00.95. She is representing India in Women’s 800 meters event.

 

 

Vikas Gowda – He qualified for the London Olympics 2012 during the 2011 world championships in Korea. He is representing India in Men’s discus throw.

 

Mayookha Johny – She became the first Indian women triple jumper to cross 14m mark. She qualified for 2012 Olympics in triple jump, going past the London Games ‘B’ qualifying standard of 14.10m. She is representing India in Women’s triple jump.

Om Prakash Karhana – India’s top shotputter, Om Prakash Singh, threw his personal best of 20.04 metes and hence qualified for the London Olympics during the world championships last year.

 

Babubhai Panocha He qualified for the London Olympics at the 18th Dublin International Grand Prix of Race Walking. He is representing India in walking race.

Gurmeet Singh – He also qualified for the London Olympics at the 18th Dublin International Grand Prix of Race Walking. He is representing India in 20 Km walk.

 

Seema Antil She qualified for the 2012 London Olympics after she achieved the ‘A’ qualifying standard with a throw of 62.60 meters at the University of California (Irvine) Open Championships. She is representing India in Women’s discuss throw.

Ram Singh Yadav – He qualified for the London Olympics during the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012. He is participating in Marathon.

 

Ranjith Maheshwari  – Tamil Nadu triple jumper Ranjith Maheshwary finally achieved the Olympic qualification as he landed on the sand pit at 16.85m — the exact distance for “B” qualification standard, on the opening day of 16th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at NS NIS Complex.

BOXING

In boxing a total of 7 Indian Boxers get qualified for Olympics 2012

Devendro Singh -  He qualified for the mega event in the 49 kg weight category during the World Championships last year. He is the youngest boxer of 19 years.

 

 

Shiva Thapa – During the Asian Championship this year This young boxer qualified for the Olympics in the Asian Championships this year.         He qualified in the 56kg weight category.

Jai Bhagwan - He qualified for the Olympics in the 60 kg weight category during the World Championships Last year in Baku.

 

 

Manoj Kumar - Commonwealth Games gold medalist boxer Manoj Kumar is all set to contribute in Olympics 2012 after he qualified in the quarter final of World boxing Championship. He qualified in the 64 kg weight category.

Vikas Krishnan - This 19-year old boxer, who won the Gold at the Asian Games in 2010, not only qualified for the Olympics, but also won the Bronze medal at the World Boxing Champonships last year, becoming the second Indian after Vijendar Singh to win the medal at World Championships. He qualified for the Olympics in 69 kg weight category.

 

Vijender Singh - 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medalist qualified for the London games at the Asian Championships this year.        He qualified in the 75kg weight category.

Sumit Sangwan - He qualified for the London Olympics when he won the gold medal at the Asian Championships. He qualified in the 81kg wt. category.

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ARCHERY

In archery a total of 4  Indian players get qualified for Olympics 2012

Laishram Bombayla Devi – She secure her place in the Women’s Recurve Team Event in the World Championships in Turin in July 2011.

Deepika Kumari – She qualified for the London games during the World Championship in Turin 2011. She is representing India in Women’s Recurve Team.

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Chekrovolu Swuro – With Laishram Devi and Deepika she also get qualified for Olympics during World championship.

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Jayanta Talukdar -  He is the only Indian archer who is going to Olympics. He has also booked his berth for the Olympics in the men’s individual event.

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BADMINTON

In badminton a total of 5  Indian players get qualified for Olympics 2012

Saina Nehwal - Currently ranked 5th in the World, Saina qualified for the Olympics on the basis of her ranking. She  is one of the best medal prospects for India in the London Olympics.

 

 

Jwala Gutta and V. Diju - Jwala and Diju are currently world no. 15 and the top 16  pairs of the World have qualified automatically. The pair with their performance can stun anyone in the world on a given day.

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa -  With the world ranking of 16 Jwala and Ashwini have also qualified for the London games. They won the gold medal in CWG in 2010 have also won the bronze medal at the World championships last year in London.

 

Parupalli Kashyap - At the Indian Open Super series Kashyap’s outstanding performance climbed him 6 spots in the World ranking and his current world no. 24 booked his berth for the London Olympics.

WRESTLING

In wrestling a total of 5  Indian Wrestlersget qualified for Olympics 2012

Yogeshwar Dutt - He qualified in the 60 kg weight category at the Asian qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 

 

Amit Kumar -He qualified in the 60 kg wt category at the Asian qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan. He won the gold in the 55kg category. He surely is a promising future star for India.

Sushil Kumar - Former World Champion and Beijing Olympics bronze medalist wrestler, Sushil Kumar finally managed to seal his London Olympics 2012 berth after impressive performance at the World Qualifying Tournament in Taiyuan, China. . He will represent India in 66 kg weight category.

 

Geeta Kumari - She became the first Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Olympics when she won gold in the 55kg category at the Asian qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Narsingh Yadav - He justified the faith reposed in him when he became the fifth Indian wrestler to book a berth at the London Olympics. He qualified for the Olympics at the last Olympic qualifying event in Helsinki, Finland. He has qualified in the 74 kg weight category.

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SWIMMING

In swimming a total of 4  Indian swimmers get qualified for Olympics 2012

Sandeep Sejwal - He qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 100m Breaststroke event at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai in June 2011.

 

Virdhawal Khade - Top Indian swimmer qualified for the 100m freestyle event in the 2012 London Olympics at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.

Saurabh Sangvekar – In 1500m freestyle,  Saurabh achieved the ‘B’ qualifying cut by clocking 15 minutes 34.67.

 

 

Aaron D’Souza - Aaron D’Souza became the fourth Indian swimmer to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics after he clocked the ‘B’ qualifying  mark in 200m freestyle event.

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ROWING

In rowing a total of 3  Indian Rowers get qualified for Olympics 2012

Swaran Singh - Armyman  has assured himself an Olympic berth after qualifying for the single sculls final of the Asian Regatta in Chungju, South Korea. He was the first Indian rower to book a berth for the London Olympics.

 

Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar - Manjeet and Sandeep made the cut in the lightweight men’s double sculls  at the Asian Regatta in Chungju, South Korea.

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TABLE TENNIS

In table tennis a total of 2 Indian players get qualified for Olympics 2012

Soumyajit Ghosh - For him the berth came via the continental quota, after he topped from the South Asian region in men’s category. He qualified in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong in april 2012.

 

Ankita Das - She too booked the berth came via the continental quota, after she topped from the South Asian region in women’s category.          She also qualified in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong in april 2012.

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WEIGHTLIFTING

In athletics a total of 2  Indian weightlifters get qualified for Olympics 2012

Katulu Ravi Kumar – He have been officially selected by Indian Weightlifting Federation to compete in the London Olympics.  As he won gold medal in Commanwealth Games. He will represent India in 69 kg men.

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N Soniya Chanu -  Commanwealth Games gold medalist Soniya Chanu have been officially selected by Indian Weightlifting Federation to compete in the London Olympics. She will represent India in 48 kg women.

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JUDO

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In Judo only 1  Indian player get qualified for Olympics 2012

Garima Chaudhary – She gave India its first quota during the Asian Olympic qualifiers. She earned India an Olympic quota in women’s 63 kg event.

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INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM

After failing to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Indian team gave their best at the Olympic qualification tournament held at New Delhi this year and hence qualified for the London Olympics. A total of 16 Indian players will be included in the Indian Hockey team.

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Still many more qualifying tournaments in various games are left and still at least 15-20 Indian players can qualify for the London Olympics.