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HISTORY OF OLYMPICS MEDALS - INDIA




1900
Norman Pritchard

One athlete from India competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, thereby being the nation's first appearance at the modern Olympic Games. Olympic historians tend to separate Indian results from British ones despite India's lack of independence, in a similar manner to the separation of results of competitors from Australia before 1901. One athlete, Norman Pritchard, represented India in 1900.


1928
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Richard Allen, Dhyan Chand, Maurice Gateley, William Goodsir-Cullen, Leslie Hammond, Feroze Khan, George Marthins, Rex Norris, Broome Pinniger, Michael Rocque, Frederic Seaman, Ali Shaukat, Jaipal Singh, and Sayed Yusuf - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1932
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Richard Allen, Muhammad Aslam, Lal Bokhari, Frank Brewin, Richard Carr, Dhyan Chand, Leslie Hammond, Arthur Hind, Sayed Jaffar, Masud Minhas, Broome Pinniger, Gurmit Singh Kullar, Roop Singh, William Sullivan, and Carlyle Tapsell - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1936
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Richard Allen, Dhyan Chand, Earnest Cullen, Ali Dara, Lionel Emmett, Peter Fernandes, Joseph Galibardy, Mohomed Hussain, Mohammed Jaffar, Ahmed Sher Khan, Ahsan Mohomed Khan, Mirza Masood, Cyril Michie, Baboo Nimal, Joseph Phillip, Shabban Shahab ud-Din, G.S. Garewal, Roop Singh, and Carlyle Tapsell - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1948
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Kishan Lal (captain), Kunwar Digvijay Singh (Babu) (vice captain), Leslie Claudius, Walter D'Souza, Keshav Datt, Lawrie Fernandes, Ranganathan Francis, Randhir Singh Gentle, Gerry Glacken, Akhtar Hussain, Patrick Jansen, Amir Kumar, Leo Pinto, Jaswant Singh Rajput, Latif-ur-Rehman, Reginald Rodrigues, Balbir Singh Sr., Grahanandan Singh, Trilochan Singh, and Maxie Vaz - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition


1952
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Kunwar Digvijai Singh, Leslie Claudius, Keshav Dutt, Chinadorai Deshmutu, Randhir Singh Gentle, Grahanandan Singh, Ranganandhan Francis, Jaswant Rai, Balbir Singh Sr., Dharam Singh, Govind Perumal, Raghbir Lal, Udham Singh, and Muniswamy Rajgopal - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1952
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

He was independent India's first individual Olympic medalist when he won the freestyle wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Since 1900 when Norman Pritchard won two silver medals in athletics, India had won gold medals only in field hockey, a team sport. For nearly half a century, his would remain the only individual medal for India at the Olympics until Leander Paes won a bronze in 1996.


1956
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Balbir Singh Sr. (captain), Shankar Lakshman, Ranganathan Francis, Bakshish Singh, Randhir Singh Gentle, Leslie Claudius, Amir Kumar, Govind Perumal, Charles Stephen, Gurdev Singh, Udham Singh, Raghbir Singh Bhola, Balkrishan Singh, Haripal Kaushik, Raghbir Lal, O. P. Malhotra, Hardayal Singh, and Amit S. Bakshi - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1960
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Silver medal for India. The players are Joseph Antic, Leslie Claudius, Jaman Lal Sharma, Mohinder Lal, Shankar Lakshman, John Peter, Govind Sawant, Raghbir Singh Bhola, Udham Singh Kullar, Charanjit Singh, Jaswant Singh, Joginder Singh, and Prithipal Singh - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1964
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Charanjit Singh (captain), Shankar Lakshman, Rajendran Christie, Prithipal Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Mohinder Lal, Jagjit Singh, Rajinder Singh, Joginder "Gindi" Singh, Haripal Kaushik, Harbinder Singh, Bandu Patil, Victor John Peter, Udham Singh, Darshan Singh and Syed Mushtaq Ali - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1968
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a bronze medal for India. The players are Ajit Pal Singh, Balbir Singh I, Balbir Singh II, Balbir Singh III, Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Harmik Singh, Inam-ur Rehaman, Inder Singh, Krishnamurthy Perumal, Munir Sait, John Victor Peter, Prithipal Singh, Rajendra Absolem Christy, Tarsem Singh


1972
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a bronze medal for India. The players are Govin Billimogaputtaswamy, Charles Cornelius, Manuel Frederick, Ashok Kumar, Kindo Michael, Galesh Mollerapoovayya, Krishnamurty Perumal, Ajitpal Singh, Harbinder Singh, Harmik Singh, Kulwant Singh, Mukhbain Singh, and Virinder Singh - Field hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1980
National Team of Field Hockey

National Team players winning a Gold medal for India. The players are Allan Schofield, Bir Bhadur Chettri, Sylvanus Dung Dung, Rajinder Singh, Davinder Singh, Gurmail Singh, Ravinder Pal Singh, Vasudevan Baskaran, Sommayya Maneypande, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandes, Amarjit Singh Rana, Mohamed Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, and Surinder Singh Sodhi - Field Hockey, Men's Team Competition.


1996
Leander Adrian Paes

he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. He is the sports ambassador of Haryana. Paes completed the career grand slam in men's doubles after winning the Australian Open in 2012.


2000
Karnam Malleswari

She is an Indian Weightlifter. To her first time she participated in the 'National Junior weight lifting championship and stood First. She won a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney lifting 110 kg in the Snatch and 130 kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 240 kg, which made her the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. In 1992 she participated in the Asian champion ship which took place in Thailand and stood second and won three silver medals. She also won three Bronze medals in the world championship.


2004
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathor

He is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is the first Indian to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchar. Rathore is credited for reviving the self belief of millions of Indians by his Silver Medal win. This Silver Medal win was a turning point in the history of Indian Olympic Sports.


2008
Abhinav Singh Bindra

He is an Indian shooterand is World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.


2008
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

He is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is the first Indian to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchar. Rathore is credited for reviving the self belief of millions of Indians by his Silver Medal win. This Silver Medal win was a turning point in the history of Indian Olympic Sports.


2008
Sushil Kumar

He is an Indian World Champion wrestler who won a bronze medal in the Men's 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships. Kumar defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan in the repechage round to win the bronze. This was the second medal for India in wrestling. Sushil Kumar led the Indian contingent at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games and was India's flag bearer for the London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27.


2012
Gagan Narang

He is an ace Indian shooter, especially in Air rifle shooting, supported by the Olympic Gold Quest. He was the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics. He won the Bronze Medal in the Men's 10 m Air Rifle Event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on July 30.


2012
Vijay Kumar

He is an Indian shooter, especially in Rapid Fire pistol shooting, supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.Vijay Kumar made the country proud as he bagged a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event on August 3.


2012
Saina Nehwal

India's Saina Nehwal won the bronze medal in badminton singles at the London Olympics 2012 event on August 4. After she was declared winner in the play-off match as her Chinese opponent Wang Xin retired hurt.


2012
MC Mary Kom

India's Mary Kom went down to Nicol Adams 6 - 11 in the semi-final bout to settle for bronze in the women's fly category at the London Olympics 2012 event on August 8.Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom, who lost 6-11 to Nicola Adams in the semifinals to settle for bronze, gave India its fourth medal on Day 12 at the London Olympics.


2012
Sushil Kumar

Freestyle grappler Sushil Kumar capped the country's most successful campaign at the Olympic Games with a historic silver medal as he became the first Indian to win back-to-back individual medals at the mega event.at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on August 12.


2012
Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt won India's fifth medal and fourth bronze at London Olympics in Men's 60kg freestyle category wrestling. Yogeshwar Dutt wrestled three bouts in a span of 45 minutes to clinch bronze. a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the event on August 3.