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Olympic Medal Winners From India, Check Tokyo Olympics 2021 India Medals

Olympic Medal Winners From India

Recently, India competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and made history by winning the first gold medal of the country in athletics. Originally, the Olympics were scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 but after the pandemic dates were changed and were scheduled from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

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India has been taking part in every edition of the Summer Olympics since 1920, however, it made its official debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. In the last Olympics of 2020, the nation sent its largest-ever contingent of 126 competitors to the Games.

The 2020 Summer Olympics has proved to be the most victorious Games for India since its first regular Olympics appearance in 1920,  with Indian Olympians winning 7 medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze). The Indian contingent participated in a record 69 events, and earned medals across 18 athletic disciplines.

Neeraj Chopra from India won the first-ever gold medal in athletics of the nation and the second-ever individual gold and first individual gold since the Beijing 2008 Olympics, won by Abhinav Bindra in Shooting. This was India’s first athletics medal since its first Olympics appearance as an independent nation in 1948, and it’s third overall after Norman Pritchard’s silver medals in 1900.

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India’s first-ever silver in women’s weightlifting (49 kg), becoming the first Indian Olympic medallist in the sport since 2000. P. V. Sindhu won a bronze in women’s badminton to become the first Indian female athlete and the second Indian to win two consecutive Olympic medals in individual events (having won a silver medal in 2016).

The men’s national field hockey team won the bronze medal, their first Olympic medal since 1980. The men’s 4 x 400m relay team set a new Asian record of 3:00.25. Aditi Ashok in women’s golf and Deepak Punia in men’s freestyle wrestling (86 kg) both placed fourth in final rankings, as did the women’s national field hockey team, which achieved its best performance since its Olympics debut in 1980.

Olympic Medal Winners From India List

After knowing about the performances of India in the Olympics in different years, let’s have a look at all the medals in all these years. It will help you in your exams too as it is considered to be one of the most important topics even from an exam point of view.

Check the table given below –

Athlete Medal Event Olympics
Norman Pritchard Silver Men’s 200m Paris 1900
Norman Pritchard Silver Men’s 200m hurdles Paris 1900
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Amsterdam 1928
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Los Angeles 1932
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Berlin 1936
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey London 1948
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Helsinki 1952
KD Jadhav Bronze Men’s bantamweight wrestling Helsinki 1952
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Melbourne 1956
Indian hockey team Silver Men’s hockey Rome 1960
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Tokyo 1964
Indian hockey team Bronze Men’s hockey Mexico City 1968
Indian hockey team Bronze Men’s hockey Munich 1972
Indian hockey team Gold Men’s hockey Moscow 1980
Leander Paes Bronze Men’s singles tennis Atlanta 1996
Karnam Malleswari Bronze Women’s 54kg weightlifting Sydney 2000
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Silver Men’s double trap shooting Athens 2004
Abhinav Bindra Gold Men’s 10m air rifle shooting Beijing 2008
Vijender Singh Bronze Men’s middleweight boxing Beijing 2008
Sushil Kumar Bronze Men’s 66kg wrestling Beijing 2008
Sushil Kumar Silver Men’s 66kg wrestling London 2012
Vijay Kumar Silver Men’s 25m rapid pistol shooting London 2012
Saina Nehwal Bronze Women’s singles badminton London 2012
Mary Kom Bronze Women’s flyweight boxing London 2012
Yogeshwar Dutt Bronze Men’s 60kg wrestling London 2012
Gagan Narang Bronze Men’s 10m air rifle shooting London 2012
PV Sindhu Silver Women’s singles badminton Rio 2016
Sakshi Malik Bronze Women’s 58kg wrestling Rio 2016
Mirabai Chanu Silver Women’s 49kg weightlifting Tokyo 2020
Lovlina Borgohain Bronze Women’s welterweight boxing Tokyo 2020
PV Sindhu Bronze Women’s singles badminton Tokyo 2020
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Silver Men’s 57kg wrestling Tokyo 2020
Indian hockey team Bronze Men’s hockey Tokyo 2020
Bajrang Punia Bronze Men’s 65kg wrestling Tokyo 2020
Neeraj Chopra Gold Men’s javelin throw Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2021 India Medals

Athelet Name/ Team Medal Category
Neeraj Chopra Gold Medal Men’s Javelin throw
Mirabai Chanu Silver Medal Women’s 49kg weightlifting
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Silver Medal Men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling
PV Sindhu Bronze Medal Women’s singles badminton
Lovlina Borgohain Bronze Medal Women’s welterweight boxing
Bajrang Punia Bronze Medal Men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling
Men’s Hockey Team Bronze Medal Hockey

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Olympic Medal Winners From India: FAQs

Q1. How many Gold medals were won by India in the Olympics?
Ans. India has won 10 gold medals at the Olympics. Eight by the men’s hockey team and the rest two by Abhinav Bindra and Neeraj Chopra.

Q2. Who is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?
Ans. Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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