India will be sending the largest ever contingent in this year Olympics beginning on 5th of August 2016. Till now, about 90 athletes have qualified for Olympics in Rio Olympics; this includes 58 sports persons have qualified for individual events while 32 hockey players -- both men and women -- have also qualified to participate the Olympics.
Seeing the largest-ever contingent, also a target of 10-plus medals at the forthcoming Rio de Janerio Olympics has been set by the Union sports ministry. According to Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal “there is a strong chance that the India contingent could take their medal count to double figures for the first time in the Rio Olympics, slated to be held from August 5 to 21”. He was suggesting that India's tally could rise to more than 10 medals in Rio Olympics.