India Olympic Winners: List Of All Indian Athletes Who Won Medals

With the Tokyo Olympics fever is going high every day, let’s remember India Olympic winners who won the medals in the previous Olympics. The first medal for India at Olympics 2022 is won by Mirabai Chanu who won the silver medal in the 49kg weightlifting.

The Olympic Summer Games usually take place in July and August every four years. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the 2022 edition of the Tokyo Games was delayed a year. The 32nd edition of the Olympic Games in Tokyo is set to take place on 23 July, featuring 339 events across 33 sports.

India Olympic Winners List

India has won 28 medals at the Olympics games so far and will hope to add more this year.

GamesName/TeamEventMedal
1900
Paris
Norman PritchardMen’s 200 metersSilver
1900
Paris
Norman PritchardMen’s 200-meter hurdlesSilver
1928 AmsterdamMen’s hockey teamMen’s Field HockeyGold
1932
Los Angeles
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field HockeyGold
1936
Berlin
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field HockeyGold
1948
London
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field Hockey Gold
1952
Helsinki
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field Hockey Gold
1952
Helsinki
Khashaba Dadasaheb JadhavMen’s Wrestling freestyle bantamweightBronze
1956
Melbourne
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field Hockey Gold
1960
Rome
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field HockeySilver
1964
Tokyo
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field Hockey Gold
1968
Mexico City
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field Hockey Bronze
1972
Munich
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field HockeyBronze
1980
Moscow
Men’s hockey teamMen’s Field HockeyGold
1996
Atlanta
Leander PaesMen’s Tennis singlesBronze
2000
Sydney
Karnam MalleswariWomen’s Weightlifting 69kgBronze
2004
Athens
Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreMen’s Shooting double trapSilver
2008
Beijing
Abhinav BindraMen’s Shooting 10 m Air RifleGold
2008
Beijing
Vijender SinghBoxing MiddleweightBronze
2008
Beijing
Sushil KumarMen’s Wrestling freestyle 66kgBronze
2012
London
Vijay KumarMen’s Shooting 25 Rapid Fire PistolSilver
2012
London
Sushil KumarMen’s Wrestling freestyle 66kgSilver
2012
London
Saina NehwalWomen’s Badminton singlesBronze
2012
London
Mary KomWomen’s Boxing flyweightBronze
2012
London
Gagan NarangMen’s Shooting 10m Air RifleBronze
2012
London
Yogeshwar DuttMen’s Wrestling freestyle 60kgBronze
2016
Rio de Janeiro
PV SindhuWomen’s Badminton singlesSilver
2016
Rio de Janeiro
Sakshi MalikWomen’s Wrestling freestyle 58kgBronze
2020 TokyoMirabai Chanu weightlifting 49kg Silver

List Of Indian Athletes Who Have Won Medals At The Summer Olympic Games

It took India just four years to see their first performance in the Summer Olympic Games, and the first modern Olympics took place in Greece, Athens, in 1896. Everything began in 1900 for India, when lonely Norman Pritchard was sent to Paris, where he won two medals at 200 meters athletics and 200 meters hurdles.

Since then, India has taken part in every summer game and sent its first Olympic squad of four athletes and two wrestlers in 1920. However, it was not until 1928, when they watched their next medal so the Indian hockey team started to dominate. Indian hockey teams have emerged as Olympic winners for India on most occasions.

Mordern Era

Karnam Malleswari was awarded the bronze medal for women’s 69 kg weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in a two-time World Championship gold medal. This was the first-ever Indian woman’s Olympic medal.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore earned a silver medal in Men’s double trap shootout at the Athens Olympics 2004 top shooter.

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Abhinav Bindra won gold in the 2008 Peking Olympics in a 10-meter Men’s Air Rifle event to become the first Indian to win a single Olympic Gold Medal.

In the middleweight division, Vijender Singh (bronze medal) earned the first medal for Boxing.

The 2012 Summer Olympics had a group of 83 Indians participate in the games with a total of six medals to establish the country’s best. Since Norman Pritchard in 1900, Wrestler Sushil Kumar has become the first Indian to win many Olympic medals (Bronze in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and silver at the 2012 Olympic Summer Olympics).

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The bronze medal in badminton was won by Saina Nehwal in female singles, who took the country’s first Badminton Olympic medal. Mary Kom became the first Indian woman to earn a boxing medal in the Women’s flyweight with her bronze medal.

A record 118 athletes participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics. With her bronze medal in the women’s 58 kg Freestyle class, Sakshi Malik was the first female Indian wrestler to win the Olympic medal. PV. Sindhu ( Badminton player) was the youngest Indian Olympian in 2016, winning an Olympic Silver Medal.

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