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Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 days left for the Games, here’s how the Indian contingent is shaping up

42 Indian athletes from 10 different sports have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The 2024 Paris Olympics…
Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

42 Indian athletes from 10 different sports have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The 2024 Paris Olympics are now just 100 days away. India had its best-ever performance at the Tokyo Olympics three years ago, and there are high expectations for the Indian team this time.

India sent its largest group to the Tokyo Olympics, with 126 athletes competing across 18 events. They returned with seven medals: one gold, two silver, and four bronze.

April 17 marks the start of the countdown to the Paris Olympics.

Currently, 42 Indian athletes have qualified, and more are expected to qualify in the coming weeks as final Olympic qualification events occur in various sports.

Here’s how the Indian contingent is shaping up with 100 days to go:

Indian Olympic Quotas for Paris 2024

SportNo of quotas won
Table Tennis6

1. Archery

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

At the Paris Olympics, 128 recurve archers64 men and 64 women—will compete across five events. So far, 72 of these 128 spots have been earned through the 2023 World Championships, Continental Championships, and Continental Qualification Tournaments.

Dhiraj Bommadevara is the lone Indian who secured a spot, winning it at last year’s Asian Continental Qualification Tournament.

India still has two more opportunities to qualify a full team of six archers for Paris: the Final Team Qualification Tournament in Antalya, Turkey, in June and through world rankings.

In the men’s archery event, 12 spots are available—nine for the team and three for individuals. For the women’s event, there are 16 spots—12 for the team and four for individuals. To qualify for the Paris Olympics, both teams must finish in the top three at the upcoming tournament in Turkey.

If India doesn’t secure any spots in Turkey, it will have one final opportunity to qualify based on world rankings. The top two highest-ranked teams that haven’t yet qualified will earn spots. India’s men’s team holds third in the world rankings, giving them a strong chance. The Indian women’s team ranks eighth, but since the top five teams already have quotas, it still has a reasonable chance to qualify via rankings.

Recurve archery

Dhiraj BommadevaraMen’s individualQuota for NOC

2. Athletics

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

Thirteen Indian athletes have met the qualification standards for track and field events at the Paris Olympics.

Each National Olympic Committee can send a maximum of three athletes per event per gender. Seven athletes met the World Athletics qualification standard in the men’s 20km race walk.

The Athletics Federation of India will decide which of the seven athletes will represent India in Paris.

In a historic moment for Indian athletics, three athletes have qualified for the men’s javelin throw event. Defending champion Neeraj Chopra and Asian Games silver medallist Kishore Kumar Jena secured their spots by meeting the qualification standards. DP Manu is also in contention based on his current world ranking of 10th.

As the June 30 qualification deadline approaches, many athletes push themselves to meet the Olympic standards. Their dedication is inspiring, and we support them in their pursuit of excellence.

Asian Games silver medallist Jyothi Yarraji is just 0.01s away from the Olympic qualification time of 12.77s in the 100m hurdles. Even if she doesn’t meet the time, Yarraji may qualify based on her ranking.

Other athletes, such as Jeswin Aldrin (long jump), Abdulla Aboobacker (triple jump), Praveen Chitravel (triple jump), Annu Rani (javelin), KM Chanda (800m), and Ankita (5000m), are also on track to qualify based on their world rankings.


Murali SreeshankarMen’s long jumpDirect qualification
Priyanka GoswamiWomen’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Avinash SableMen’s 3000m steeplechaseDirect qualification
Neeraj Chopra Men’s javelin throwDirect qualification
Kishore Kumar JenaMen’s javelin throwDirect qualification
Parul ChaudharyWomen’s 3000m steeplechaseDirect qualification
Akshdeep Singh*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Vikas Singh*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Paramjeet Bisht*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Suraj Panwar*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Servin Sebastian*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Arshpreet Singh*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification
Ram Baboo*Men’s 20km race walkDirect qualification

3. Badminton

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are India’s hopes for a badminton medal in Paris. PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, has also qualified for her third Olympics but is not expected to podium.

Sindhu has struggled with form since an injury at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and has changed her coaching team to regain her best performance.

HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen will lead India’s challenge in the men’s singles event, while Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa will compete in the women’s doubles event.


Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag ShettyMen’s doublesDirect qualification
PV SindhuWomen’s singlesDirect qualification
HS PrannoyMen’s singlesDirect qualification
Lakshya SenMen’s singlesDirect qualification
Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini PonnappaWomen’s doublesDirect qualification

4. Boxing

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

197 boxing quotas have been allocated, with Indian women boxers securing four.

The Indian boxing team was eager to compete in the Olympics, but recent years have seen disappointments. Bernard Dunne stepped down as High-Performance Director after India failed to secure a quota at Italy’s initial World Olympic Qualifiers, highlighting this.

India has one final opportunity to increase its tally of four quotas at the upcoming second World Olympic Qualifiers in May.


Nikhat ZareenWomen’s 50kgQuota
Preeti PawarWomen’s 54kgQuota
Parveen HoodaWomen’s 57kgQuota
Lovlina BorgohainWomen’s 75kgQuota

5. Equestrian

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

Anush Aggarwala secured India’s sole quota in equestrian by earning a spot in dressage based on his performances in FEI events in 2023.

The Equestrian Federation of India will conduct a trial to determine the representative for India in Paris.


Anush AggarwalaIndividual dressageQuota

6. Sailing

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

Vishnu Saravanan earned India’s sole Olympic quota in sailing at the 2024 ICLA World Championships held in January.

Indian sailors have one chance left to qualify for the Paris Olympics at the Semaine Olympique Francaise, which will take place from April 18 to 27 in Hyeres, France.


Vishnu SaravananMen’s ILCA7Quota

7. Shooting

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

India has secured 20 quota spots out of a possible 24 for the Paris Olympics, setting a new record. Alongside hosts France, India stands alone in ensuring representation in all 12 shooting disciplines.

Next, India aims to secure four more quotas—one each in men’s and women’s skeet shooting and trap shooting—at the Shotgun Olympic Qualifiers in Doha, Qatar, scheduled from April 19 to 29.

If Indian shooters don’t earn any quotas in Doha, they can still qualify for Paris through the World Olympic rankings.

Shooting quotas are allocated to the country, not individual athletes. The National Rifle Association of India will organize trials to select who will represent India in Paris.


Bhowneesh MendirattaMen’s TrapQuota
Rajeshwari KumariWomen’s TrapQuota
Anantjeet NarukaMen’s SkeetQuota
Raiza DhillonWomen’s SkeetQuota
Rudranksh PatilMen’s 10m Air RifleQuota
Arjun BabutaMen’s 10m Air RifleQuota
Mehuli GhoshWomen’s 10m Air RifleQuota
Tilottama SenWomen’s 10m Air RifleQuota
Sarabjot SinghMen’s 10m Air PistolQuota
Varun TomarMen’s 10m Air PistolQuota
Esha SinghWomen’s 10m Air PistolQuota
Palak GuliaWomen’s 10m Air PistolQuota
Swapnil KusaleMen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsQuota
Akhil SheoranMen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsQuota
Sift Kaur SamraWomen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsQuota
Shriyanka SadangiWomen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsQuota
Anish Bhanwala Men’s 25m Rapid Fire PistolQuota
Vijayveer SidhuMen’s 25m Rapid Fire PistolQuota
Manu BhakerWomen’s 25m PistolQuota
Rhythm SangwanWomen’s 25m PistolQuota

8. Table Tennis

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

India has secured two quota spots each in the men’s and women’s singles events and an extra quota in the team events.

G Sathiyan and Manika Batra did not qualify for the mixed doubles event in the qualification tournament. They are now aiming to secure qualification through their ranking.

Table Tennis

Indian men’s teamMen’s team and two athletes in singlesQuota
Indian women’s teamWomen’s team and two athletes in singlesQuota

9. Wrestling

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

Antim Panghal is the sole wrestler who has secured a quota spot for India.

Indian wrestlers have two more opportunities to qualify for the Olympics. Each weight category will have two spots available at the Asian Qualification Tournament, which will be held from April 19 to 21 in Tashkent.

Additionally, three more spots per category will be up for grabs at the World Qualification Tournament, scheduled for May 9 to 12 in Istanbul, Turkey.

However, only one wrestler per country is allowed to compete in each weight category during the Olympics. National federations will determine which wrestler will use the quota secured for their country.


Antim PanghalWomen’s 53kgQuota

10. Hockey

Paris Olympics 2024: With 100 Days Left For The Games, Here’s How The Indian Contingent Is Shaping Up

The Indian men’s hockey team secured their spot in the Olympics by winning gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Following their historic Olympic medal in Tokyo, India aims to continue their strong legacy by adding to their impressive collection of medals.

Player NameDisciplineStatus
Harmanpreet SinghMen’s HockeyQualified
Manpreet SinghMen’s HockeyQualified
PR SreejeshMen’s HockeyQualified
Savita PuniaWomen’s HockeyQualified
Deep Grace EkkaWomen’s HockeyQualified
Gurjit KaurWomen’s HockeyQualified


As the Paris Olympics 2024 countdown reaches the 100-day mark, the Indian contingent is intensifying its preparations. Athletes across various disciplines fine-tune their skills and endurance to peak performance levels. With a record number of quota spots secured across different sports, including shooting, wrestling, and hockey, India is poised to field a competitive team. The focus now shifts to finalizing selections, fine-tuning strategies, and ensuring peak physical and mental readiness. As anticipation builds, India aims to make a mark on the global stage, aiming for podium finishes and unforgettable performances at the upcoming Games.


Q1: How many athletes are representing India at the Paris Olympics?

Ans: India is expected to send a contingent of [number] athletes to compete in various sports at the Paris Olympics 2024.

Q2: Which sports have Indian athletes qualified for in the Paris Olympics?

Ans: Indian athletes have secured quota spots in shooting, wrestling, hockey, and more, ensuring representation across multiple disciplines.

Q3: How many quota spots has India secured so far for the Paris Olympics?

Ans: India has secured a record number of [number] quota spots across different sports, demonstrating strong qualification performances leading up to the Games.

Q4: What are India’s prospects for medals at the Paris Olympics?

Ans: With a strong contingent and historical performances, India aims to compete for medals across several sports, building on recent successes and achievements.

Q5: How are Indian athletes preparing for the Paris Olympics?

Ans: Indian athletes are intensifying their preparations with rigorous training, focusing on physical fitness, technical skills, and mental conditioning to excel at the Games.

Q6: How does the selection process work for Indian athletes at the Olympics?

Ans: Athletes qualify for the Olympics through rigorous national trials and international qualification tournaments. Final selections are made by respective national federations based on performance and potential.

Q7: Where can I find updates on India’s performance at the Paris Olympics?

Ans: You can follow updates on India’s performance, medal standings, and athlete stories through official Olympic channels, sports news websites, and social media platforms.

Q8: Will there be any new sports or events that Indian athletes will participate in at the Paris Olympics?

Ans: The Paris Olympics may feature new sports or events. Indian athletes will compete as per their qualification in both traditional and potentially new sports.

Q9: How is India supporting its athletes at the Paris Olympics?

Ans: India provides comprehensive support to its athletes, including coaching, sports science, medical assistance, and logistical support to ensure optimal performance and well-being during the Games.

Q10: What are India’s long-term goals for sports and Olympic participation?

Ans: India aims to continue developing its sports infrastructure, talent identification programs, and international competitiveness to achieve sustained success at the Olympic level.

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