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.
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 –
|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|
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