Rio olympics 2016 indian team players:- India is scheduled to compete at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. India’s participation at the Olympics goes back to 1900 paris Olympics when Norman pritchard qualified for the Olympics as a sole participant. He won two silvers at the games in athletics and made india the first Asian nation to win Olympic Medal. Since after indian athletes have appeared in every summer Olympic Games from 1920.
The indian Olympic association is going to send the nation’s Largest ever delegation (thus far 121 athletes, 38 larger than their previous record of 83 athletes in 2012) in summer Olympic history.
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India is the world’s 2nd most populous country and the largest democracy. Strangely, this is the reason behind India’s weakness in sports. Democracy, on the other hand, is mounted by corruption and it can be rightly said that “India is not the largest democratic, but the largest corrupted nation in the world.” This is the reason for the gross mismanagement of resources already allocated for sports in india. And although india ranks 129 in terms of percapita income in the world and still we managed the 50th position in the Beijing Olympics. Hence, the population argument should not be used to disparage India’s performance.
For the first time ever, India will be sending a more than 100-sportsperson strong contingent to an Olympics for the Rio Games in August.
India have managed to qualify 103 players for the Rio event. Here is the complete list of all those who will represent India in Rio.