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Olympic Facts - India

  • India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a lone athlete (Norman Pritchard) winning two medals in athletics. After this India participated in the Summer Olympic Games in 1920, and has participated in every Summer Games since then.
  • The National Olympic Committee for India is the Indian Olympic Association, and was created in 1927.
  • India is the country in the world with the lowest number of total Olympic medals per capita.
  • However 2008 Beijing has been the best ever Olympics for India with India wining Three Olympic medals in three different sports and also wining First indvidual gold medal won by Abhinav Bindra.


Olympic Game-Medalists

Name
Games
Sport-event
Medals
G
S
Br
Norman Pritchard*
1900 Paris, France
Athletics-200 M

Silver

Norman Pritchard*
1900 Paris, France
Athletics-200 M. Hurdle

Silver

Hockey
1928 Amsterdam, NT
Hockey-men's
Gold


Hockey
1932 Los Angeles, USA
Hockey-men's
Gold


Hockey
1936 Berlin, Germany
Hockey-men's
Gold


Hockey
1948 London, UK
Hockey-men's
Gold


Hockey
1952 Helsinki, Finland
Hockey-men's
Gold


K. D. Jadhav
1952 Helsinki, Finland
Wrestling-Freestyle


Brz.
Hockey
1956 Melbourne, AUS
Hockey-men's
Gold


Hockey
1960 Rome, Italy
Hockey-men's

Silver

Hockey
1964 Tokyo, Japan
Hockey-men's
Gold


Hockey
1968 Mexico City
Hockey-men's


Brz.
Hockey
1972 Munich, Germany
Hockey-men's


Brz.
Hockey
1980 Moscow, Russia
Hockey-men's
Gold


Leander Paes
1996 Atlanta, USA
Tennis-men's Singles


Brz.
Karnam Malleswari
2000 Sydney, Australia
Weightlifting-(69 Kg)


Brz.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
2004 Athens, Greece
Shooting-Double Trap

Silver

Abhinav Bindra
2008 Beijing, China
Shooting-10m Air Rifle
Gold


Sushil Kumar
2008 Beijing, China
Wrestling-66 Kg


Brz.
Vijender Kumar
2008 Beijing, China
Boxing-men's (75 Kg)


Brz.
Total-20 Medals
9
4
7


  • Indian athletes have won a total of 20 medals, mostly in field hockey. For a period of time, India's men's field hockey team was dominant in Olympic competition, winning eleven medals in 12 Olympiads between 1928 and 1980, including 6 successive gold medals from 1928–1956.

Sport
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
Field hockey
8
1
2
11
Shooting
1
1
-
2
Athletics

2
-
2
Wrestling
-
-
2
2
Weightlifting
-
-
1
1
Tennis
-
-
1
1
Boxing
-
-
1
1
Total
9
4
7
20



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