All You Need to Know About FISU World University Summer Games 2023

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Over 230 Indian athletes will compete for medals at the FISU World University Games 2023 in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, including Jyothi Yarraji, Manu Bhaker, and Tejaswin Shankar. The multi-sport event takes place from July 28 to August 8.

Other notable Indian representatives include Amlan Borgohain, Priyanka Goswami, and Srihari Nataraj. Tanisha Singh, an 18-year-old badminton player, is the contingent’s youngest member.

At Chengdu, 269 medals will be awarded over 18 different sports. Archery, athletics, badminton, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball are among the 11 sports in which Indians compete. The wushu team was also scheduled to compete but was subsequently withdrew.

The World University Games, which are now underway, are the 31st edition of the biennial multi-sport event. COVID-19 forced the postponement of the 2021 edition.

India won four medals at the 2019 edition, which was held in Naples, Italy: one gold, one silver, and two bronze. Dutee Chand won the gold medal in the women’s 100m, and the other three came in shooting.

Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan won gold medals in the women’s 10m air pistol and air rifle events, respectively, to open India’s account at Chengdu 2023. On the first day, Bhaker, Abhidnya Ashok Patil, and Yashaswini Deswal topped the podium in the women’s 10m air pistol team event.

Schedule of the Event

  • Archery: July 27-31
  • Artistic Gymnastics: August 1-5 
  • Athletics: August 1-6
  • Badminton: July 30 – August 7 
  • Basketball: July 28 – August 6 
  • Diving: July 31 – August 7 
  • Fencing: August 2-7 
  • Judo: July 29 – August 1 
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: July 29-31 
  • Rowing: August 4-6 
  • Shooting: July 29 – August 2 
  • Swimming: August 1-7 
  • Table Tennis: July 29 – August 5 
  • Taekwondo: July 29 – August 4 
  • Tennis: July 29 – August 6 
  • Volleyball: July 29 – August 7 
  • Water Polo: July 27 – August 8 
  • Wushu: July 29 – August 3

Indian Team

Archery

Men: Akhgil Samudrala, Aman Saini, Rishabh Yadav, Sachin Gupta, Sangampreet Singh, Yashdeep Bhoge

Women: Avneet Kaur, Pragati, Reeta Sawaiyan, Sangeeta, Tanisha Verma

Athletics

Men: Tejaswin Sankar, Nitin Kumar, Sahib Singh, Amlan Borgohain, Anuj Kalera, Hari Behera, Siddhant Pujari, Shubham Bhandare, Lalu Prasad, Pravin Lumar, Yoonus Shah, Shashikant, Theerthesh Prashanth, Neeraj Kumar, Vaisakh Ajikumar, Robinson Sekar, Arun Rathood, Rohith Aramban, Hardeep, Nirbhay Singh, Gurdev Singh, Omkar Kumbhar, Anurag Yadav, Sahil, Arjun Waskale, Ajay Kumar, Stalin Stephen, Yaman Deep Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Swadhin Majhi, Sajan Rejimon, Lokesh Sathyanathan, Pradeep Kumar, Vikrant Malik, Ravi

Women: Jyothi Yarraji, Priyanka Goswami, Poorva Sawant, Manisha Merel, Sudeshna Shivankar, Simran Deep Kaur, Sindhushree Ganesha, Shalini Choudhary, Poonam Sonune, Nidhi Pawaiya, Shiksha, Avantika Narale, Rani Muchandi, Reshma Kevate, Harita, Maya, Tanu, Pragyan Sahu, Khyati Mathur, Pooja Kumawat, Neha, Sathya Tamilarasan, Laxita Sandilea, Bhavani Bhagvathi, Tanya Chaudhary, Rinkee Pawara, Nikita Lamba, Susmita Tigga, Sinchana MR, Nidhi Singh, Anusha Mallala, Dhivya Jayaram, Pooja, Bhagyashree Navale, Nirmaben Thakor, Shivechha Patil, Basanti Kumari, Rashdeep Kaur, Mukesh Kumari, Pratyusha Chelmi, Mansi Negi

Badminton

Men: Adheep Gupta, Arya Bhivpathaki, Meireba Maisnam

Women: Uthsava Palit, Akansha Matte, Taneesha Singh

Fencing

Men: Durgesh Jahagirdar, Oinam Singh, Mayank Sharma, Neer, Tushar Aher, Thoungamba Laishram, Javed Chowdhary, Tuphan Nandeibam, Shankar Pandey, Ajaysinh Chudasama, Abhay Shinde, Ankit Sharma

Women: Shiksha Ballouria, Rishika Khajuria, Yashkeerat Hayer, Riya Bakshi, Isha, Sanya, Jyotika Dutta, Taniksha Khatri, Kanagalakshmi VP, Anita Phamdom, Tannu Gulia, Jagmeet Kaur

Judo

Men: Vikas Dalal, Rohit Ahlawat, Sheetal Singh, Yash Ghangas, Shiva Kumar, Harshpreet Singh, Keshav

Women: Unnati Sharma, Indubala Devi, Antim Yadav, Tulika Maan, Yamini Mourya, Nandini Vats, Tanishtha Tokas

Shooting

Men: Sartaj Singh, Surya Pratap Singh, Adarsh Singh, Varun Tomar, Arjun Babuta, Arjun Singh, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Vijayveer Sidhu, Udhayveer Singh, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Anmol Jain

Women: Ashi Chouksey, Abhidnya Patil, Sift Kaur, Ayushi Podder, Elavenil Valarivan, Manu Bhaker, Chinki Yadav, Yashaswini Deswal, Manini Kaushik

Swimming

Men: Srihari Natraj, Krishna Gadakh, Saran Karnan, Veer Khatkar, Sunil Kumar Gowda, Shubhrant Patra, Danush Suresh, Shwejal Mankar, Anurag Singh, Beniston Manickaraj B, Kushagra Rawat, Kalp Bohra

Women: Arati Patil, Firdoush Kayamkhani, Kalyani Saxena, Preetha Venkatesh, Anumati Chougule, Shristi Upadhaya, Chahat Arora, Shrungi Bandekar, Pratyasa Ray, Rishika Bodele, Uttara Gogoi, Jyoti Patil

Table Tennis

Men: Divyansh S, Himnakulhpuingheta, Wesley, Mudit Dani, Jaynil Mehta

Women: Anannya Basak, Namna Jayswal, Mridula, Rashapriya Goel, Anjali Rohilla

Taekwondo

Men: Manjeet Singh, Vikash, Abhijeet Balyan, Prithviraj Chouhan, Sanket Dhounchak, Samsher Singh, Japnam Singh, Ajay Kumar, Tashi Tundup

Women: Jyoti Yadav, Himashi Antil, Shivangi Chanambam, Etisha Das, Shipa Thapa, Shweta Yadav, Parsida Nongmaithem, Anushiya Premraj, Pooja

Tennis

Men: Kabir Hans, Lohithaksha Bathrinath

Women: Pooja Ingale, Sravya Chilakalapudi

Volleyball

Men: Santhosh S, Aswath P, GN Dushyanth, Tanish Choudhary, Harshit Giri, Aman Kumar, Dushyant Singh, Sameer Chaudhary, Surya Prakash, Jasjodh Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Sawan

Women: Sumedha Kumari, Purna Shukla, Roli Pathak, Arya Kuriyedath, Mamali Nag, Bothini R, Sruthi Lakshmi K S, Athria Roy, Shibani P, Veena Kumaran, Neha, Ananya Sree

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