India is one of the most populated countries in the world. More population means more support and more pressure on the athletes. India is a sports-loving country and it is seen that the fans stand firmly behind the athletes during such huge events.
India is not the best-performing country at the Olympics but slowly and surely, the performance is getting better. The involvement of the Indian teams in other sports like fencing and sailing is increasing. Do you know how many medals India has won at the Olympics? Can you remember the name of Indian medalists? In this article, we are going to discuss the list of Indian medal winners at the Summer Olympic Games.
List of Indian Medal Winners at Olympic Games (1896-2020)
The first medal India won was back in the 1900 Paris Summer Olympics. Norman Pritchard won two medals (200m and 200m hurdles). With these medals, he became the first Asian athlete to win a medal at the Summer Olympic Games. Since then, Indian contingents have won 28 medals at Summer Olympics to date. Check out the list of Indian medal winners at the Olympic Games.
|Silver||Norman Pritchard||1900 Paris||Athletics||Men’s 200 metres|
|Silver||Norman Pritchard||1900 Paris||Athletics||Men’s 200 metre hurdles|
||1928 Amsterdam||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1932 Los Angeles||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1936 Berlin||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1948 London||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1952 Helsinki||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
|Bronze||Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav||1952 Helsinki||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle Bantamweight|
||1956 Melbourne||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1960 Rome||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1964 Tokyo||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1968 Mexico City||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1972 Munich||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
||1980 Moscow||Field hockey||Men’s competition|
|Bronze||Leander Paes||1996 Atlanta||Tennis||Men’s singles|
|Bronze||Karnam Malleswari||2000 Sydney||Weightlifting||Women’s 69 kg|
|Silver||Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore||2004 Athens||Shooting||Men’s double trap|
|Gold||Abhinav Bindra||2008 Beijing||Shooting||Men’s 10 m Air Rifle|
|Bronze||Vijender Singh||2008 Beijing||Boxing||Men’s Middleweight|
|Bronze||Sushil Kumar||2008 Beijing||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle 66 kg|
|Silver||Vijay Kumar||2012 London||Shooting||Men’s 25 Rapid Fire Pistol|
|Silver||Sushil Kumar||2012 London||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle 66 kg|
|Bronze||Saina Nehwal||2012 London||Badminton||Women’s singles|
|Bronze||Mary Kom||2012 London||Boxing||Women’s flyweight|
|Bronze||Gagan Narang||2012 London||Shooting||Men’s 10m Air Rifle|
|Bronze||Yogeshwar Dutt||2012 London||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle 60 kg|
|Silver||P. V. Sindhu||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Badminton||Women’s singles|
|Bronze||Sakshi Malik||2016 Rio de Janeiro||Wrestling||Women’s freestyle 58 kg|
Indian Olympic Medals by Sport
So we saw the list of Indian medallists in the above table. But many readers want to know which sport has been dominated mostly by the Indians. So here is a simple table which discusses the Indian Olympic medals by sport.
From the table below, it is clearly visible that field hockey is where Indians have dominated at the Olympics. It is followed by Shooting and Athletics.