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List of all India medals in Olympics history

List of all India medals in Olympics history

Athlete Norman Pritchard won the first Olympics medal for India back in 1900 edition.

The first modern Olympics started in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and it took only four years for India to have its name etched on the Olympics medal table when India sent out lone athletes to the 1900 Paris Olympics. Since the 1920 games, has India been a regular feature at the Olympics.

However, it was not till 1928 when they saw their next medal in the Olympics, and from there, the dominance of Indian Hockey started to kick in. India has since won 35 medals across 24 Olympic Games – including golds, silvers and bronze.

All India medals in Olympics history

Norman PritchardSilverMen’s 200mParis 1900
Norman PritchardSilverMen’s 200m hurdlesParis 1900
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyAmsterdam 1928
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyLos Angeles 1932
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyBerlin 1936
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyLondon 1948
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyHelsinki 1952
KD JadhavBronzeMen’s bantamweight wrestlingHelsinki 1952
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyMelbourne 1956
Indian hockey teamSilverMen’s hockeyRome 1960
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyTokyo 1964
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s hockeyMexico City 1968
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s hockeyMunich 1972
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyMoscow 1980
Leander PaesBronzeMen’s singles tennisAtlanta 1996
Karnam MalleswariBronzeWomen’s 54kg weightliftingSydney 2000
Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreSilverMen’s double trap shootingAthens 2004
Abhinav BindraGoldMen’s 10m air rifle shootingBeijing 2008
Vijender SinghBronzeMen’s middleweight boxingBeijing 2008
Sushil KumarBronzeMen’s 66kg wrestlingBeijing 2008
Sushil KumarSilverMen’s 66kg wrestlingLondon 2012
Vijay KumarSilverMen’s 25m rapid pistol shootingLondon 2012
Saina NehwalBronzeWomen’s singles badmintonLondon 2012
Mary KomBronzeWomen’s flyweight boxingLondon 2012
Yogeshwar DuttBronzeMen’s 60kg wrestlingLondon 2012
Gagan NarangBronzeMen’s 10m air rifle shootingLondon 2012
PV SindhuSilverWomen’s singles badmintonRio 2016
Sakshi MalikBronzeWomen’s 58kg wrestlingRio 2016
Mirabai ChanuSilverWomen’s 49kg weightliftingTokyo 2020
Lovlina BorgohainBronzeWomen’s welterweight boxingTokyo 2020
PV SindhuBronzeWomen’s singles badmintonTokyo 2020
Ravi Kumar DahiyaSilverMen’s 57kg wrestlingTokyo 2020
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s hockeyTokyo 2020
Bajrang PuniaBronzeMen’s 65kg wrestlingTokyo 2020
Neeraj ChopraGoldMen’s javelin throwTokyo 2020

Who won first Olympics medal for India?

Norman Pritchard was the lone athlete from India at the 1900 Paris Olympics. He didn’t win one but two silver medals in athletic competitions, 200m and 200m hurdles. There is a debate surrounding who is the first Indian to win an Olympic medal, should it be before independence or after-independent. Putting all those doubts to rest, the Indian Olympic committee recognizes him as the first Indian to win an Olympic medal.


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