A Complete Guide to Indian Athletics at the Tokyo Olympics
With less than 10 days after the start of the Tokyo Olympics, the whole timetable because it is the same in public. Everyone is eager to know when and where their favorite athlete is going to participate. The track and field section will start on July 30, and that is the same day, when we will see the Indians in action.
India’s participation in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics
Day 1 will see Duee Chand and the mixed team in action –
On Day 1 itself we will see India in action as the 100m prelims will take place. Here we will see Indian sprinter Dutee Chand in action. Besides Dutee Chand, even the Indian team for the mixed 4x400m relay will also participate in the preliminary events.
In addition to the above, Indian Army runner Avinash Kumar Sable, who created a sensation at the World Championships, will also be in action in the men’s 3,000m. Obstacle course at the Tokyo Olympics.
Day 2 – The long jump and the discus throw will be in the spotlight –
The next day we will put Murali Shreeshankar and Kamalpreet Kaur in action. Ms. Sreeshankar will compete in the long jump, while Kamalpreet will compete in the discus qualification, with the exception of Seema Antil Punia.
Kamalpreet Kaur is a serious contender for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, due to her historic performance of 66.59m, a personal best that could give her an Olympic podium any day.
Day 3 – Sea Cadet M Jabir Pallayil will be in action –
While on the one hand it could be a day of rest for most Indian athletes, on the other hand it could be a day of action for Mr. Jabir Pallayil. A naval cadet, he made it to the Tokyo Olympics at the last moment over the 400m hurdles. If he qualifies for the semi-finals, August 1 will be the day for the semi-finals.
Day 4 – Dutee Chand, M Sreeshankar and Kamalpreet Kaur may be in action –
On day 4 we will see Dutee in action again. She competes in 200m events. Interestingly, the preliminaries and the semi-finals will take place on the same day. If they are successful, Mr. Sreeshankar, Kamalpreet Kaur and Seema Punia could also be in action on the same day.
Indeed, the finals of the men’s long jump and the women’s discus throw will be held on the same day at the Tokyo Olympics.
Day 5 – Tajinder Pal Singh Toor and Annu rani in action –
August 3 will see India’s trump card in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics – Tajinder Pal Singh Toor and Annu Rani in action. Meanwhile, Tajinder Pal Singh Toor is the new Asian record holder and will be aiming for glory in the men’s shot put.
Annu Rani, meanwhile, will be aiming for glory in the women’s javelin throw. For the first time in Indian history, javelin throwers of both sexes will represent India.
Day 6 – Indian crush Neeraj Chopra will be in action –
However, the day that Indian fans will be looking forward to the most is undoubtedly Neeraj Chopra. Subedar Neeraj Chopra of the Indian Army is India’s main contender for an individual Olympic medal, especially in athletics.
He will represent India with fellow javelin thrower Shivpal Singh in the preliminary section of the javelin throw on day six of athletics at the Tokyo Olympics.
Day 7 – Can Tejinder Pal Singh Toor make history? –
While this is a day of rest for Indian athletes, two disciplines will be in action. Walkers from 20 km. the event will aim for glory, led by Irfan Kolothum Thodi. Irfan is the same man who once nearly stepped onto the podium at the London Olympics.
He finally finished in 10th position, which was still huge for a man with no experience at his level.
Additionally, if Tejinder Pal Singh Toor qualifies for the men’s shot put final, Day 7, August 5, is a golden chance for him to make history. Tejinder aims to break the coveted 22-meter bar at the Tokyo Olympics.
He has already thrown to the distance of 21.49 meters. Can he throw it beyond 22 meters? If he does, a historic podium awaits him!
Day 8 – Annu Rani and Gurpreet Singh in action –
On day 8, August 6, Gurpreet Singh will try his luck in the men’s 50 km. walking event. Apart from him, if Annu Rani does qualify, she will also try her luck in the women’s javelin throw final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Even walkers Priyanka Goswami and Bhawna Jat will try their luck in the 20 km. section. The men’s 4x400m relay team will also be in action. This is the first time in decades that a relay team has qualified consecutively for the Olympic Games in India.
While any medal would be too much to hope for, a final 8 is certainly expected from the men’s team.
Day 9 – Can Neeraj Chopra make history?
The last day of action for Indian athletes would be the ninth day, which is August 7, when the finalists in the men’s javelin throw. It would be interesting to see who makes the India Cup.
If Neeraj and Shivpal advance to the final, it would be interesting to see who gives independent India their first Olympic medal in able-bodied athletics at the Tokyo Olympics.
The following is a concise schedule for Indian athletics at the Tokyo Olympics –
July 30 – Preliminary – 400m men. hurdles, 3000 m men. steeplechase, 4 x 400m. Mixed relay, 100 meters women
July 31 – Preliminary – Men’s Long Jump and Women’s Discus Throw
August 1 – Semi-finals – Men’s 400m. Hedges
August 2 – Preliminaries to the winners ceremony – 200m women, long jump men and women discus throw
August 3 – Preliminary – Men’s Shot Put and Women’s Javelin Throw
August 4 – Preliminaries – Men’s Javelin Throw
August 5 – Preliminary to the winner’s ceremony – Men’s shot put, men’s 20 km. Running, men 4 x 400 m. Relay
August 6 – Preliminaries to the winners ceremony – Women’s javelin throw, men’s 50 km. Running, men 4 x 400 m. Relay, 20 km women. Running
August 7 – Finals – Men’s Javelin Throw
[All Tokyo Olympics programs to be broadcasted live on Sony Sports Network]