22-year-old Idukki-born Sajan Prakash, also known as Indian Michael Phelps and 18-year-old Haryana girl Shivani Kataria represented India at Rio Olympics and got good exposure, although both could finish ahead of just one competitor in the only round they could participate.
Indian Teams and Schedule at Rio 2016: Athletics: Men’s, Women’s, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey: Men’s, Women’s, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
- 8 Aug Women’s 200 m Freestyle Heat Shivani Kataria – finished 41st (out of 42)
8 Aug Men’s 200 m Butterfly Heat Sajan Prakash – finished 28th (out of 29)
In 2012 Olympics, the lone Indian swimmer Ullalmath Gagan finished 31st in Heat of 1500 m freestyle.