2020 Olympics: Indian Performance in Athletics

17 Men and 9 women represented Indian Athletics team in 9 Track and 5 Field events. The 26 athletes aim to win India’s first medal in Athletics at Olympics since the two medals won by Norman Pritchard in 1900. Kamalpreet Kaur and Neeraj Chopra made it 15th and 16th instance of Indians in Athletics finals of Olympics.

Indian History at Summer Olympics: Performances in Every Olympics
Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!
Indian Performance in 2020 Olympics


  • Neeraj Chopra won first ever Gold for India in Athletics.
  • Men’s 4x400m relay team created Asian record but were not able to advance further.
  • Kamalpreet Kaur created Indian history of being the first woman to reach Discus Throw final at Olympics.
  • Kamalpreet Kaur and Neera Chopra became 13th and 14th Indian to reach Finals of any Athletics event since 1900.

Schedule and Results Track Events

Men’s 400m hurdlesJabir M PalliyalilFinished 33xx
Men’s 3000m steeplechaseAvinash SableFinished 13xx
Men’s 4x400m relayMohammed Anas Yahiya, Noah Nirmal Tom, Amol Jacob, Rajiv Arokia, Naganathan Pandi (Reserve)Asian record
Men’s 20 Km walkSandeep Kumar, Rahul Rohila, Irfan Kolothum Thodi23, 47 and 51
Men’s 50 Km walkGurpreet SinghDid not finish
Mixed 4x400m relaySarthak Bhambri, Alex Antony, Revathi Veeramani, Subha Venkatesan, Dhanalakshmi SekharFinished 15NAx
Women’s 100mDutee ChandFinished 45xx
Women’s 200mDutee ChandFinished 38xx
Women’s 20 Km walkPriyanka Goswami, Bhawna Jat17 & 32

Schedule and Results Field Events

Murali SreeshankarMen’s long jumpRank 25 (7.69)x
Kamalpreet KaurWomen’s Discus throwRank 2 (64.00)Rank 6 (63.25)
Seema PuniaWomen’s Discus throwRank 16 (60.57)x
Annu RaniWomen’s javelin throwRank 14 (54.04)x
Tajinder Pal Singh ToorMen’s shot putRank 24 (19.99)x
Neeraj ChopraMen’s javelin throwRank 1 (86.65)Gold (87.58 m)
Shivpal SinghMen’s javelin throwRank 27 (76.40)x

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