Top 5 Indians with the most Olympic appearances

Top 5 Indians with the most Olympic appearances

Let's have a look at the top 5 Indian athletes with the most Olympic appearances, including tennis legend Leander Paes.

Representing your country in a prestigious event like the Olympics is a moment of immense pride for any athlete. Many Indian athletes have participated in the Olympics, but only a select few have won medals, etching their names in history. As we look forward to the Paris Olympics 2024, let’s explore the Indian sports personalities who have made the most Olympic appearances.

No.NameSportOlympic AppearancesMedal Won
1Leander PaesTennis7Bronze
2Mahesh BhupathiTennis5None
3Randhir SinghShooting5None
4Abhinav BindraShooting5Gold
5Yogeshwar DuttWrestler43 Gold, 1 Silver

Athletes with most appearances in Olympic

The ace tennis player Leander Paes participated in seven consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016, the most by any Indian. In 1996, he won a bronze medal in men’s singles at Atlanta, becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal since 1952.

Mahesh Bhupathi, another Indian tennis legend, placed second with five Olympic appearances from 1996 to 2012. His best performance was at the Athens 2004 Olympics, where he and Leander Paes finished fourth.

India’s first individual Olympic gold medalist, Abhinav Bindra, has represented his country in five editions. His maiden appearance was in Sydney in 2000, followed by a historic gold in Beijing 2008. In Rio 2016, he narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth. Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt boasts four appearances, clinching bronze in 2012.


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