List of Indian athletes to have secured qualification for Paris Olympics 2024

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September 5 2023
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Neeraj Chopra and Murali Sreeshankar Fifteen Indian athletes till date September 6th have qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 including Neeraj Chopra.

Fifteen players have qualified so far for the mega event.

The Pairs Olympics 2024 is less than a year away and several athletes across the globe have assured themselves a spot for the mega event. In the previous edition 124 Indians across various sporting events took part in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which was the largest contingent to take part till date at the Olympics. This time the number is set to increase exponentially with the many setting high standards.

Till now, 15 Indians athletes in Athletics (8) and Shooting (7) have secured quotas for Paris Olympics 2024. A point to be noted here is that in Shooting the quota is acquired by the NOC – in this case it is NRAI (National Rifle Association of India). After the end of qualification cycle, NRAI shall conduct trials and the best performing shooters will be given a chance to represent India.

In Athletics, four race walkers have secured their qualification to the mega event followed by poster boy Neeraj Chopra in men’s Javelin. The reigning Olympic gold medalist secured his qualification after recording a season best throw of 88.77m in the qualifying rounds in the World Athletics Championships 2023. Similarly, Parul Chaudhary too qualified after clocking a personal best and national record time in women’s Steeplechase at World Championships.

Commonwealth Games silver medalist Avinash Sable secured a quota after finishing sixth at the Silesia Diamond League by clocking 08:11.63. On the other hand, the Shooting contingent aren’t far behind in terms of numbers, with seven shooters across rifle/pistol and shotgun have secured qualification. Youngster Rudranksh Patil was the first to obtain quota in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event at the ISSF World Championships 2022.

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Fifteen Indian athletes to date September 7th have qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. Let us look at the list of athletes – 

Athletics (8) 

  • Vikash Singh (Men’s 20km Race Walk)
  • Paramjeet Bisht (Men’s 20km Race Walk)
  • Akashdeep Singh (Men’s 20km Race Walk)
  • Priyanka Goswami (Women’s 20km Race Walk)
  • Neeraj Chopra (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Murali Sreeshankar (Men’s Long Jump)
  • Avinash Sable (Men’s 3000m Steeplechase)
  • Parul Chaudhary (Women’s 3000m Steeplechase)

Shooting (7) 

  • Bhowneesh Mendiratta (Men’s Trap)
  • Rudrankksh Patil (Men’s 10m Air Rifle)
  • Swapnil Kusale (Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions)
  • Akhil Sheoran (Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions)
  • Mehuli Ghosh (Women’s 10m Air Rifle)
  • Sift Kaur Samra (Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions)
  • Rajeshwari Kumari (Women’s Trap)

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