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Indian Athletes to Watch at the 2024 Paris Olympics

The 2024 Paris Olympics are just around the corner, and India is gearing up to showcase its sporting prowess on the global stage. The Games will officially commence on July 26, with the opening ceremony taking place along the river Seine. However, the action for India begins on July 25 with the individual archery rounds. Here’s a day-wise breakdown of the Indian athletes to watch out for:

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July 25 (Thursday)


  • Women’s Individual Ranking Round (1 pm)
  • Men’s Individual Ranking Round

July 27 (Saturday)

Hockey: India vs. New Zealand


  • Men’s Singles Group Stage
  • Women’s Singles Group Stage
  • Men’s Doubles Group Stage
  • Women’s Doubles Group Stage

Boxing: Prelims Round of 32

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls Heats


  • 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team qualification
  • 10m Air Rifle medal matches
  • 10m Air Pistol qualification

Table Tennis:

  • Men’s & Women’s Singles Prelims
  • Round of 64


  • 1st round matches (Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles)

July 28 (Sunday)

Archery: Women’s Team Round of 16 to Finals

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls Repechage round


  • 10m Air Rifle Women’s Qualification
  • 10m Air Pistol Men’s Final
  • 10m Air Rifle Men’s Qualification


  • Men’s 100m Backstroke Heats
  • Men’s 100m Backstroke SF
  • Women’s 200m Freestyle Heats
  • Women’s 200m Freestyle SF

July 29 (Monday)

Archery: Men’s Team Round of 16 to Finals

Hockey: India vs. Argentina

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls SF E/F


  • Trap Men’s Qualification
  • 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification
  • 10m Air Rifle Women’s Final


  • Men’s 100m Backstroke Final
  • Women’s 200m Freestyle Final

July 30 (Tuesday)


  • Women’s Individual Round of 64 and Round of 32
  • Men’s Individual Round of 64 and Round of 32

Equestrian: Dressage Individual Day 1

Hockey: India vs. Ireland

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls Quarter Finale


  • Trap Women’s Qualification Day 1
  • 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team medal matches

July 31 (Wednesday)

Boxing: Quarter Finals

Equestrian: Dressage Individual Day 2

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls Semi-Finals


  • Sum Rifle 3 Pos. Men’s Qualification
  • Trap Women’s Final
  • Table Tennis: Round of 16

August 1 (Thursday)


  • Men’s 20km Race Walk
  • Women’s 20km Race Walk


  • Men’s & Women’s Doubles QF
  • Men’s & Women’s singles Round of 16

Hockey: India vs. Belgium

Golf: Men’s Round 1

Judo: Women’s 78+ kg Round of 32 to Finals

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls SF A/R

Sailing: Men’s & Women’s Dinghy Race 1-10


  • 50m Rifle 3 Pos. Men’s Final
  • 50m Rifle 3 Pos. Women’s Qualification

August 2 (Friday)

Archery: Mixed Team Round of 16 to Finals

Athletics: Men’s Shot Put Qualification


  • Women’s Doubles SF
  • Men’s Doubles SF
  • Men’s Singles OF

Hockey: India vs. Australia

Golf: Men’s Round 2

Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls Finals


  • Skeet Men’s Qualification Day 1
  • 25m Pistol Women’s Qualifiers

Table Tennis:

  • Men’s & Women’s Singles SF
  • Tennis: Men’s Singles SF, Men’s Doubles medal matches

August 3 (Saturday)

Archery: Women’s Individual Round of 10 to Finals

Athletics: Men’s Shot Put Final


  • Women’s Singles OF
  • Women’s Doubles Medal matches


  • Quarter Finals
  • Women’s 60kg Semifinal

Golf: Men’s Round 3


  • Skeet Men’s Qualification Day 2
  • Skeet Women’s Qualification Day 1

Table Tennis: Women’s Singles medal matches

August 4 (Sunday)

Archery: Men’s Individual Round of 16 to Finals


  • Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
  • Men’s Long Jump Qualification


  • Women’s Singles SF
  • Men’s Singles SF
  • Men’s Doubles Medal matches

Boxing: Semi-Finals

Equestrian: Dressage individual Grand Prix Freestyle

Hockey: Men’s Quarter Finals

Golf: Men’s Round 4


  • 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men’s Qual Stage 1
  • Skeet Women’s Final

Table Tennis: Men’s Singles medal matches

August 5 (Monday)


  • Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
  • Women’s 5000m Final


  • Women’s Singles medal matches
  • Men’s Singles medal matches


  • Skeet Mixed Team Qualification
  • 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men’s Final

Table Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Team, Round of 16

Wrestling: Women’s 68 kg Round of 16 & OF

August 6 (Tuesday)


  • Men’s Javelin Throw qualification
  • Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
  • Men’s Long Jump Final


  • Semi Finals
  • Women’s 60kg – Final

Hockey: Men’s SF

Sailing: Men’s & Women’s Dinghy medal race

Table Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Team OF


  • Women’s 68 kg SF to medal matches
  • Women’s 50 kg Round of 16 & QF

7th August, Wednesday


  • Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
  • Marathon Race Walk Mixed Relay
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1
  • Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification
  • Men’s High Jump Qualification
  • Men’s Triple Jump Qualification


  • Men’s 83.5kg Finals
  • Men’s 80kg Finals

Golf: Women’s Round 1

Table Tennis:

  • Men’s & Women’s Team OF
  • Men’s Team SF

Weightlifting: Women’s 40 kg


  • Women’s 50 kg SF to medal matches
  • Women’s 53 kg Round of 16 & QF

8th August, Thursday


  • Men’s Javelin Throw Final
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles Repechage
  • Women’s Shot Put qualification


  • Men’s 51 kg Finals
  • Women’s 54kg Finals

Hockey: Men’s medal matches

Golf: Women’s Round 2

Table Tennis: Men’s & Women’s SF


  • Women’s 57 kg Round of 16 & QF
  • Women’s 53 kg SF to medal matches
  • Men’s 57 kg Round of 16 & QF

9th August, Friday


  • Women’s 4x400m Relay Round 1
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay Round 1
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles SF
  • Women’s Shot Put Final
  • Men’s Triple Jump Final


  • Men’s 71 kg Finals
  • Women’s 50kg Finals
  • Men’s 97kg Finals
  • Women’s 66kg Finals

Golf: Women’s Round 3

Table Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Team medal matches


  • Women’s 57 kg SF to medal matches
  • Men’s 57 kg SF to medal matches
  • Women’s 62 kg Round of 16 & OF

10th August, Saturday


  • Women’s 4x400m Relay Final
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay Final
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles Final
  • Women’s Javelin Throw Final
  • Men’s High Jump Final


  • Women’s 60kg Finals
  • Men’s 57kg Finals
  • Women’s 75kg Finals
  • Men’s +92 kg Finals

Golf: Women’s Round 4

Table Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Team medal matches


  • Women’s 76 kg Round of 16 & QF
  • Women’s 62 kg SF and medal matches

11th August, Sunday

Wrestling: Women’s 76 kg SF to medal matches

Closing Ceremony

The action-packed schedule continues until August 11, with Indian athletes competing in various events like athletics, badminton, boxing, hockey, golf, judo, rowing, sailing, shooting, table tennis, tennis, and wrestling.

Let’s cheer on our Indian athletes as they strive to bring glory to the nation!

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Indian Athletes Dazzle At The World Stage

Anahat Singh Wins Gold In Squash Championships

Anahat Singh clinched the gold medal in the U17 category of the Asian Junior Squash Individual Championships 2023 held in China from August 16 to 20.

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Priya Malik Wins Gold at U20 World Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestler Priya Malik has achieved a remarkable feat by winning the gold medal at the U20 World Wrestling Championships held in Jordan.

Indian Women Blind Cricket Team Wins Gold 

The Indian women’s blind cricket team created history by defeating Australia in the finals of the International Blind Sports Federation World Games in Birmingham, England. They won the final match by 9 wickets, winning the gold medal.

India Wins Bronze In Badminton

Indian badminton player HS Prannoy won the bronze medal in the men’s singles category at the BWF World Badminton Championships 2023 in Denmark.

World Athletics Championships 2023 :  India’s Men’s Relay Team Breaks The Asian Record

India’s men’s 4×400m relay team finished fifth in the final of the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. How-ever, the Indian men’s 4×400m relay team scripted history in the semifinal heat, by setting the Asian Record. The Indian team of Muhammad Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammad Ajmal Variathodi and Rajesh Ramesh shattered the Asian record in a stunning race, clocking 2 minutes and 59.05 seconds.

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India Shines at Asian U-20 Athletics Championships

The Asian Athletics Association held the 20th Asian Athletics Championships, a large-scale international competition comprising 1,500 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries from June 4 to 7 in Yecheon, Republic of Korea. Athletes born between 2004 and 2007 competed in 45 events. The official mascots were Coni and Pedi, characters that symbolized the insect city of Yecheon.

Athletics Federation of India

Indian athletes won 19 medals at the 20th Asian U-20 Athletics Championships 2023. Japan won a total of 23 medals. The People’s Republic of China took second place with 19 medals. India tied with China’s total of 19 medals but ended third due to fewer gold medals won. the Indian contingent left an indelible mark, boasting an impressive collection of six golds, seven silvers, and six bronze medals.

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Here is the list of Indian Medal Winners at the Asian Under-20 Athletics Championships:

NameEvent Medal
Rezoana Mallick HeenaWomen’s 400m raceGold medal
Laxita Vinod SandilaWomen’s 1500m raceGold medal
Rezoana Mallick Heena/Anushka Dattaray Kumbhar/ Riya Nitin Patil/ Kanista TeenaWomen’s 4x400m relayGold medal
Siddharth ChoudharyMen’s shot putGold medal
Bharatpreet SinghMen’s discus throwGold medal
Sunil KumarMen’s decathlonGold medal
SusmitaWomen’s long jumpSilver medal
Shivam LohakareMen’s javelin throwSilver medal
Sharuk KhanMen’s 3000m steeplechaseSilver medal
Bushra Khan GauriWomen’s 3000m raceSilver medal
PoojaWomen’s high jumpSilver medal
Shivaji Parashu MadappagoudraMen’s 5000m raceSilver medal
Deepak Singh/Sharan Megavarnam/Rihan Choudhary/Navpreet SinghMen’s 4x400m relaySilver medal
Antima PalWomen’s 5000m raceBronze medal
ShakeelMen’s 800m raceBronze medal
Rezoana Mallick Heena/Navpreet Singh/Anushka Dattaray Kumbhar/Deepak SinghMixed 4x400m relayBronze medal
Abinaya Rajarajan/Akshaya/Tamanna/Nayana KokareWomen’s 4×100 relayBronze medal
Vallip Hima Teja/Arijit Rana/Mohammad Reyan Basha/ Dondapati Mrutyam JayaramMen’s 4×100m relayBronze medal
Mehdi HasanMen’s 1500m raceBronze medal

While the Indian contingent had a successful run, Here are India’s top-five performers from Asian U-20 Athletics Championships 2023:

Rezoana Mallick Heena : Gold Medalist Asian U20 Athletics Championship

In the women’s 400m race, this extraordinary 16-year-old runner earned the coveted individual gold medal. She crossed the finish line in 53.32 seconds, her personal second-best time, and earned India its first gold medal at this edition of the championships. She went on to win two more relay medals (bronze – 4x400m mixed relay and gold – 4x400m women’s relay). She won the gold medal in the relay with  Anushka Dattaray Kumbhar, Riya Nitin Patil, and Kanista Teena. She finished the junior continental competition with three medals, the most ever won by an Indian.

Rezoana Mallick Heena is the reigning Asian U-18 and Asian U-20 champion (achieved the feat in a span of a month).

Athletics Federation of India

Laxita Vinod Sandila – Gold Medalist In Asian U20 Athletics Championship 2023

Laxita Vinod Sandila won another gold medal for India by dominating the women’s 1500m event. She won India’s second gold medal in the competition, crossing the finish line in 4:24.23 seconds.

Athletics Federation of India

Siddharth Choudhary : Won Gold Media Asian Under 20 Athletics 2023

The 17-year-old athlete set a personal best with a throw of 19.52m, demonstrating amazing growth. This extraordinary distance not only earned him a well-deserved gold medal in the shotput but also broke his previous junior-level record of 19.11m.


Gold Medalist In Asian U20 Athletics Championship 2023 – Bharatpreet Singh

Bharatpreet Singh demonstrated his domination in the discus throw event with a spectacular toss of 55.66m. His outstanding effort catapulted him to the top of the podium, where he earned a well-deserved gold medal. Notably, he hit this high mark on his third toss.


Indian Asian U20 Athletics Championship Winner 2023 – Sunil Kumar

Despite a huge setback when he arrived in Busan without the necessary fiberglass pole for the pole vault event. Sunil bucked the odds and demonstrated incredible tenacity at the Junior Asian Championships.

Sunil was 103 points behind the leader, Nodir Norbaev, going into the final race, the 1500m.

Sunil, with an astonishing display of perseverance and skill, managed to bridge the distance and capture the gold medal, outscoring Norbaev by a whopping 47 points. He won with a personal best score of 7003 points, earning him the gold medal.

Pooja, who finished second in the women’s high jump, was another standout performer. She cleared 1.82m, breaking her previous personal best of 1.76m. She was only a little short of crossing the following hurdle at 1.84m.

The previous edition of the Asian U20 Athletics Championships was held in Japan in 2018. India concluded that event with 17 medals, of which five were gold, two silver, and 10 bronze medals.

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