Indian Qualification for Rio Olympics -2016

By | December 16, 2015
(Last Updated On: December 16, 2015)

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that 57 athletes (25 in individual events and 16 members each of men and women Hockey team) have already qualified for participation in Rio Olympics 2016. More sportspersons are expected to qualify for participation in Rio Olympics 2016 as the qualification process will go on upto the first week of July 2016.

Preparations for improving the performance of the sportspersons and teams of the country in international sports events including Rio Olympics 2016 is an ongoing exercise. Coaching camps, customized training within the country and abroad with scientific back-up, competition exposures and engagement of foreign coaches are planned accordingly.

He said, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have formulated a Scheme namely, ‘Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme’ with the objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Focused disciplines are Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Wrestling and Shooting.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today the Minister said, 106 athletes have been identified so far through a process of research and consultation with the National Sports Federations and National Coaches/ Experts of the relevant disciplines. Financial assistance is being provided to these athletes for customized training and other support. The list of athletes identified under TOP Scheme is:



S NoNameDiscipline
1Vikas GowdaAthletics
2Seema PuniaAthletics
3Arpinder SinghAthletics
4Khushbir KaurAthletics
5K T IrfanAthletics
6Saina NehwalBadminton
7P V SindhuBadminton
8P KashyapBadminton
9K SrikanthBadminton
10Guru SaiduttBadminton
11H.S PrannoyBadminton
12MC Mary KomBoxing
13Sarita DeviBoxing
14Pinki RaniBoxing
15Devendro SinghBoxing
16Shiva ThapaBoxing
17Mandeep Jangra,Boxing
18Vijender SinghBoxing
19Vikas KrishanBoxing
20Abhinav BindraShooting
21Gagan NarangShooting
22Sanjeev RajputShooting
23Ayonika PaulShooting
24Apurvi ChandelaShooting
25Heena SidhuShooting
26Shewta SinghShooting
27Malaika GoelShooting
28Jitu RaiShooting
29P N PrakashShooting
30Vijay KumarShooting
31Rahi SarnobatShooting
32Anisa SayyedShooting
33Manavjit Singh SandhuShooting


34Ankur MittalShooting
35Mohd AshabShooting
36Kynan ChenaiShooting
37Sushil KumarWrestling
38Yogeshwar DuttWrestling
40Amit KumarWrestling
41Rahul AwareWrestling
42Babita KumariWrestling
43Vinesh PhogatWrestling
44Varsha GauthamSailors
45Aishwarya NedunchezhiyanSailors
46Tarundeep RaiArchery
47Atanu DasArchery
48Jayanta TalukdarArchery
49Mangal ChampiaArchery
51Ranjit NaikArchery
52Deepika KumariArchery
53Bombayla DeviArchery
54Rimil BuruilyArchery
55Laxmi Rani MajhiArchery
56Dola BanerjeeArchery
58Sanjay BoroArchery
59Atul VermaArchery
60Binod SwansiArchery
61Madhu VedwanArchery
62Priyanka PawarAthletics
63Tintu LukaAthletics
64Debashree MajumdarAthletics
65M.R. PoovammaAthletics
66Anilda ThomasAthletics
67Ashwini AkkunjiAthletics
68Jauna MurmuAthletics
69Sini JoseAthletics
70Mandeep KaurAthletics
71Chavi SharawatAthletics
72Anju ThomasAthletics
74Arpitha M.Athletics
75K. GanapathyAthletics
76Manish RawatAthletics
77Sandeep KumarAthletics
78Devender SinghAthletics
79Sumit SangwanBoxing
80Sarjubala DeviBoxing
81Chain SinghShooting
82Maana PatelSwimming
83Inderjeet SinghAthletics
84Navjeet KaurAthletics
85Gurmeet SinghAthletic
86Jisna MathewAthletics
87Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
88Geeta PhogatWrestling
89Narsingh YadavWrestling
90Leander PaesTennis
91Sania MirzaTennis
92Rohan BopannaTennis
93Gurpreet SinghShooting
94Amit SarohaPara-Athletics
95Sharad KumarPara Athletes
96DevendarPara Athletics
97KaramjyotiPara Athletics
98NarenderPara Athletics
99Deepa MalikPara Athletics
100H N GirishaPara Athletics
101Sandeep Singh MaanPara Athletics
102Sharath GayakwadPara Swimming
103Jwala GuttaBadminton
104Ashwini PonnappaBadminton
105Manu AtriBadminton
106Sumeeth ReddyBadminton

Source : Govt of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, 15-December, 2015

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