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From Norman Pritchard and the Fabled Men’s Hockey Team to Neeraj Chopra: A Look at India’s Medal Winners at The Olympics – News18

From Norman Pritchard and the Fabled Men’s Hockey Team to Neeraj Chopra: A Look at India’s Medal Winners at The Olympics – News18


India appeared at an Olympic event for the first time in 1900. In nearly 124 years of competing, India has secured 35 medals at the premier sporting extravaganza. Their haul includes 10 gold, nine silver and 16 bronze medals across multiple events. India have delivered their best performances in men’s field hockey, securing gold eight times. India’s first individual gold was won by Abhinav Bindra in the men’s 10 metre air rifle in 2008 Beijing. India’s best performance came at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where they bagged seven medals, including a gold from Neeraj Chopra in javelin.

Today let’s have a run-through of all India’s medals in Olympic history.

Year Name Medal Sport
1900 Paris Olympics Norman Pritchard Silver 200m Dash
1900 Paris Olympics Norman Pritchard Silver 200m Hurdles
1928 Amsterdam Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1932 Los Angeles Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1936 Berlin Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1948 London Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1952 Helsinki Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1952 Helsinki Olympics KD Jadhav Bronze Wrestling, Freestyle Bantamweight
1956 Melbourne Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1960 Rome Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Silver Hockey
1964 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1968 Mexico City Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Bronze Hockey
1972 Munich Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Bronze Hockey
1980 Moscow Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Gold Hockey
1996 Atlanta Olympics Leander Paes Bronze Tennis
2000 Sydney Olympics Karnam Malleswari Bronze Weightlifting, 69 Kg
2004 Athens Olympics Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Silver Shooting, Double Trap
2008 Beijing Olympics Abhinav Bindra Gold Shooting, Men’s 10m Air Rifle
2008 Beijing Olympics Sushil Kumar Bronze Wrestling, 66 Kg Freestyle
2008 Beijing Olympics Vijender Singh Bronze Boxing, Middleweight
2012 London Olympics Vijay Kumar Silver Shooting, Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
2012 London Olympics Gagan Narang Bronze Shooting, Men’s 10m Air Rifle
2012 London Olympics Saina Nehwal Bronze Badminton
2012 London Olympics MC Mary Kom Bronze Boxing, Flyweight
2012 London Olympics Sushil Kumar Silver Wrestling, 66 Kg Freestyle
2012 London Olympics Yogeshwar Dutt Bronze Wrestling, 60 Kg Freestyle
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Sakshi Malik Bronze Wrestling, 58 Kg Freestyle
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics PV Sindhu Silver Badminton
2020 Tokyo Olympics Mirabai Chanu Silver Weightlifting, 49 Kg
2020 Tokyo Olympics Lovlina Borgohain Bronze Boxing, Welterweight
2020 Tokyo Olympics PV Sindhu Bronze Badminton
2020 Tokyo Olympics Ravi Kumar Dahiya Silver Wrestling, Freestyle 57 Kg
2020 Tokyo Olympics Bajrang Punia Bronze Wrestling, Freestyle 65 Kg
2020 Tokyo Olympics Neeraj Chopra Gold Javelin Throw
2020 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Hockey Team Bronze Hockey

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