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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.
  • 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 individual gold medal won by Abhinav Bindra.
  • Sushil Kumar became the first Indian Wrestler to win two Olympic medals (Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics & Silver at the 2012 Summer Olympics) for independent India.
  • Saina Nehwal is the 1st Indian badminton player (youngest Indian woman) to have won an Olympic medal ( Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics) & P.V. Sindhu is also became the first Indian woman to win a Silver medal (2016 Summer Olympics).


Olympic Game-Medalist


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.
Vijay Kumar
2012, London, UK
Shooting-Rapid Fire

Silver

Sushil Kumar
2012, London, UK
Wrestling-66 Kg

Silver

Saina Nehwal
2012, London, UK
Badminton - Women's Single


Brz.
Mary Kom
2012, London, UK
Boxing-Women's Flyweight


Brz.
Gagan Narang
2012, London, UK
Shooting-10m Air Rifle


Brz.
Yogeshwar Dutt
2012, London, UK
Wrestling Free style-60 Kg


Brz.
P. V. Sindhu
2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Badminton - Women's Single

Silver

Sakshi Malik
2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Womens Wrestling-58 Kg


Brz.
Total-28 Medals
9
7
12

  • Indian athletes have won a total of 28 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
2
1
4
Athletics
-
2
-
2
Wrestling
-
1
4
5
Weightlifting
-
-
1
1
Tennis
-
-
1
1
Badminton
-
1
1
2
Boxing
-
-
2
2
Total
9
7
12
28


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