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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Complete list of 120 Indian athletes who have qualified for the Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Complete list of 120 Indian athletes who have qualified for the Summer Games

India is sending a record 120 athletes to the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics that get underway on 23 July. List of all the athletes who will be going for glory.

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Form Guide: Tracking Bajrang Punia's performances over last two years
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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Form Guide: Tracking Bajrang Punia's performances over last two years

Firstpost.com takes a quick look at wrestling star Bajrang Punia's performances over the past two years, and charts his journey towards securing Olympic qualification.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian contingent reaches Japanese capital after rousing send-off
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian contingent reaches Japanese capital after rousing send-off

On Saturday night, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur gave a formal send-off to the contingent at the Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi amid loud cheers, claps and plenty of good wishes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: From Larissa Latynina to Allyson Felix, a look at most successful women in history of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: From Larissa Latynina to Allyson Felix, a look at most successful women in history of Games

With the Tokyo Olympics 2020 fast approaching, Firstpost takes a look at some of the most successful women to have competed in the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Losing semi-finalist in wrestling to get shot at gold medal if finalist contracts COVID-19, says IOC
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Losing semi-finalist in wrestling to get shot at gold medal if finalist contracts COVID-19, says IOC

The wrestling competition in 18 weight categories — six each in freestyle, women and Greco Roman — will begin from 1 August. India will field seven wrestlers, including four women.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia injures right knee in build-up to Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia injures right knee in build-up to Games

Competing in the Ali Alyev tournament, Bajrang was up against A Kudyev in the semi-final when he sustained the injury.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala helps India's top athletes when they're at their most vulnerable
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala helps India's top athletes when they're at their most vulnerable

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's elbow in 2019. Boxer Manish Kaushik's bicep in June 2020. Wrestler Vinesh Phogat's knee after Rio 2016. Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala has operated on many of India's Tokyo 2020 medal hopefuls besides many of India's sports legends.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar seeded in respective categories
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar seeded in respective categories

Both Bajrang and Deepak have been seeded second in the 65kg and 86kg category while Ravi has been seeded fourth in the 57kg. Star female wrestler Vinesh is the top seed in the 53kg category.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: SAI allows Neeraj Chopra, Vinesh Phogat to continue training in Europe ahead of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: SAI allows Neeraj Chopra, Vinesh Phogat to continue training in Europe ahead of Games

India's other Olympic-bound wrestler Bajrang Punia, who is training in Russia, too was allowed to avail the services of U-23 World Champion Mirza Skhulukhia as a sparring partner.

Sumit Malik says he was on painkillers during Olympic Qualifiers, but doesn't know where banned stimulant came from
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Sumit Malik says he was on painkillers during Olympic Qualifiers, but doesn't know where banned stimulant came from

The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist was handed a provisional suspension by the United World Wrestling (UWW) after a specified banned substance — 5-methylhexan-2amine (1,4 dimethylpentylamine) — was found in his sample.

Tokyo Olympics-bound Vinesh Phogat claims third title of season with gold at Poland Open
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Tokyo Olympics-bound Vinesh Phogat claims third title of season with gold at Poland Open

The victory would potentially make Vinesh the top seed at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Sumit Malik fails dope test, provisionally suspended
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Sumit Malik fails dope test, provisionally suspended

India earned eight wrestling quotas for the Tokyo edition of the Games with four men and as many women wrestlers qualifying.

Bajrang Punia to skip Ranking Series event in Poland, will train in Russia with coach Shako Bentinidis
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Bajrang Punia to skip Ranking Series event in Poland, will train in Russia with coach Shako Bentinidis

While India's other Olympic-bound wrestlers will travel to Poland, Bajrang will go to Russia with his coach Georgian Shako Bentinidis.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Seema Bisla becomes fourth woman wrestler to qualify; Sumit Malik settles for silver
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Seema Bisla becomes fourth woman wrestler to qualify; Sumit Malik settles for silver

Seema Bisla on Friday became the fourth Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Games by reaching the final of the 50kg competition

Wrestler Seema Bisla on track for Tokyo berth after reaching semi-finals of World Olympic Qualifiers; Nisha, Pooja ousted
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Wrestler Seema Bisla on track for Tokyo berth after reaching semi-finals of World Olympic Qualifiers; Nisha, Pooja ousted

Competing in the 50kg category, Seema lost only two points en route the semi-finals, where she will clash with Poland's Anna Lukasiak for a place in the Tokyo Games.

Wreslter Sumit Malik seals Tokyo Olympic quota; Amit Dhankar, Satywart Kadiyan ousted
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Wreslter Sumit Malik seals Tokyo Olympic quota; Amit Dhankar, Satywart Kadiyan ousted

It is the first time that 28-year-old Malik, who is a 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has made the cut for the Olympics.

Vinesh Phogat: 'Whatever I am today, it’s because of past setbacks like Rio Olympics in 2016'
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Vinesh Phogat: 'Whatever I am today, it’s because of past setbacks like Rio Olympics in 2016'

On being asked how the Vinesh of 2021 is different from the Vinesh of 2016, she said: “Back then I used to emotionally break down very easily. Even if I injured a finger, I would ask ‘why me?’"

Amit Dhankar replaces Sandeep Mann for final Tokyo 2020 qualification event
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Amit Dhankar replaces Sandeep Mann for final Tokyo 2020 qualification event

The tournament, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 6-9 May, will be the last qualifying event before the Tokyo Games.

Wrestlers Sandeep Singh Mann, Satywart Kadian and Sumit Malik fail to seal Tokyo berths at Asian Olympic Qualifiers
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Wrestlers Sandeep Singh Mann, Satywart Kadian and Sumit Malik fail to seal Tokyo berths at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

All those who missed out have one last chance to make the cut for the Tokyo Games at the World Olympic Qualifiers, scheduled to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 6-9 May.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dominant Anshu Malik, steady Sonam Malik qualify; door shut on Sakshi Malik
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dominant Anshu Malik, steady Sonam Malik qualify; door shut on Sakshi Malik

Anshu lost the gold medal bout 4-7 to Mongolia's Khongorzul Boldsaikhan while Sonam did not compete in the final due to an injury.