3 min read.Updated: 27 Jun 2016, 04:32 PM ISTMadhav Dutt
For the first time ever, India sends more than 100 athletes to the Olympics
In what is undoubtedly a landmark moment for our nation, India will be sending a 102 sportsperson-strong contingent to compete in the upcoming Olympics, which commence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 5 August. The 100th Indian athlete to qualify was Mohammad Anas, from Kerala. This 21-year old quartermiler ran 400 meters in 45.40 seconds— this is the exact qualifying timing for Rio—at the Polish Athletics Championship, held in Bydgoszcz.