India at Tokyo Olympics: contestants from Tamilnadu, India to Tokyo.
Indians are really happy to hear the names of the contestants who are selected for the Olympics. They check the participants of their favourite sport. The winning possibilities of the contestants and they feel happy to the core when the contestants win a medal for India. From India about 103 contestants have been selected till now. This number is raised from 67 who participated in the Beijing Olympics.
This time about 7 contestants are qualified for Olympics from Tamilnadu, India. Sailing, fencing, shooting, tabletennis were the sports participated by the tamilnadu contestants.
- Sharath Kamal – Table tennis
- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran – Table tennis
- Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
- Bhavani Devi – fencing
- Elavenil Valarivan – shooting
- 6. K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran – Table tennis
He has won many medals and ranked 24 in the world ranking as the best in his carrier. He is qualified from the qualifying rounds hed in Qatar.
Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
Nethra Kumanan is a 22-year-old, India’s first woman sailor. She is selected without competing in a qualifying event. Nethra Kumanan won a sculpture medal in the 2020 Sails World Cup in Miami and represent as the first Indian woman to win a World Cup medal in the sport.
K.C. Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar – Men’s 49 er
Ganapathy and his sailing partner Varun Thakkar won their first senior national title in 49er at the YAI Senior National Sailing Championship in 2019. in the Hyderabad Sailing Week they won the Gold medal KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar won the Gold medal at the Mussanah Open Championship in Oman to get qualified for their debut Olympics in the 49er event.
Bhavani Devi – fencing
She got the first Gold Medal for fencing in the Common Wealth championship by breaking the fencing record of 44-years. She is the only Indian to enter the top 50 Ranking of fencing in the world. She has won the first gold for fencing from international competition 2017 Iceland. She is qualified for top 16 in the world championship in 2019 and this Olympic qualification.
Elavenil Valarivan – shooting
Indian female shooter Elavenil Valarivan won a gold medal at the Junior World Cup and a World University Games silver medal in 2019. She has also won maiden gold medal in the 10m air pistol senior category at the Asian Air Gun Championships in Taipei.
These top 6 athelets from tamilnadu has given a hope of new records and created an eager to check their names hit the Olympics Tokyo 2020 medal list.