Olympic Medal Winners For India: The Complete List, 2021

What an end to the event for India. Neeraj Chopra winning a Gold in men’s Javelin Throw. Tokyo Olympics is over and India now has 7 medals, better than all previous versions of the games. India opened its medal account with Mirabai Chanu’s silver in the women’s 49 kg category in weightlifting. Talking about India’s performance in the ultimate sporting spectacle, Indian athletes have won 35 medals at the Olympics since the 1900 edition. Here in this blog, we’ll have a look at all the Olympic Medal Winners For India since 1900. As the name of these premier athletes are often referred in government exams, these facts about the Indian Olympic medallists will be helpful for aspirants.

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India at 2020 Olympics

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India 1247

Ravi Kumar Dahiya won silver medal in Men’s 57 Kg wrestling event. Mirabai Chanu, an ace weightlifter in the women’s 49 kg category, put the disappointment of Rio 2016 behind her and lifted 202 kg to win silver. It is her first Olympic medal, making her the second Indian weightlifter to achieve this feat after Karnam Malleswari. The medal is India’s first at the Tokyo Olympics. Here is the list all medal winners for India in Tokyo Olympics 2020.

AthleteMedalEventOlympics
Mirabai ChanuSilverWomen’s 49kg weightliftingTokyo 2020
P.V. SindhuBronzeWomen’s Singles BadmintonTokyo 2020
Lovlina BorgohainBronzeWomen’s Boxing (69 kg)Tokyo 2020
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s Field HockeyTokyo 2020
Ravi Kumar DahiyaSilverMen’s Wrestling (57 kg)Tokyo 2020
Bajrang PuniaBronzeMens’s Wrestling (65kg)Tokyo 2020
Neeraj ChopraGoldMen’s Javelin ThrowTokyo 2020

Olympic Medal Winners For India

  • India started their maiden Olympic stint with Norman Pritchard at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Norman Pritchard won India’s first individual medal pre-independence.
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Amsterdam 1928
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Los Angeles 1932
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Berlin 1936
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – London 1948
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Helsinki 1952
  • KD Jadhav, bronze medal – men’s bantamweight wrestling, Helsinki 1952
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Melbourne 1956
  • Indian hockey men’s team, silver medal – Rome 1960
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Tokyo 1964
  • Indian hockey men’s team, bronze medal – Mexico City 1968
  • Indian hockey men’s team, bronze medal – Munich 1972
  • Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Moscow 1980. It remains the last hockey gold for India at the Olympics.
  • Leander Paes, bronze medal – men’s singles tennis, Atlanta 1996
  • Karnam Malleswari, bronze medal – women’s 54 kg weightlifting, Sydney 2000
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, silver medal – men’s double trap shooting, Athens 2004
  • Abhinav Bindra, gold medal – men’s 10 m air rifle shooting, Beijing 2008
  • Vijender Singh, bronze medal – men’s middleweight boxing, Beijing 2008
  • Sushil Kumar, bronze medal – men’s 66 kg wrestling, Beijing 2008
  • Gagan Narang, bronze medal – men’s 10 m air rifle shooting, London 2012
  • Sushil Kumar, silver medal – men’s 66 kg wrestling, London 2012
  • Vijay Kumar, silver medal – men’s 25 m rapid pistol shooting, London 2012
  • Mary Kom, bronze medal – women’s flyweight boxing, London 2012
  • Yogeshwar Dutt, bronze medal – men’s 60 kg wrestling, London 2012
  • Saina Nehwal, bronze medal – women’s singles badminton, London 2012
  • PV Sindhu, silver medal – women’s singles badminton, Rio 2016
  • Sakshi Malik, bronze medal – women’s 58 kg wrestling, Rio 2016

Indian Olympic Winners Name List

Olympic Gold Medallist for India

Athlete/TeamMedalEventOlympics
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyAmsterdam 1928
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyLos Angeles 1932
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyLondon 1948
Indian hockey teamGoldMen’s hockeyMelbourne 1956
Abhinav BindraGoldMen’s 10m air rifle shootingBeijing 2008
Neeraj ChopraGoldMen’s Javelin ThrowTokyo 2020

Olympic Silver Medallist for India

AthleteMedalEventOlympics
Norman PritchardSilverMen’s 200mParis 1900
Norman PritchardSilverMen’s 200m hurdlesParis 1900
Indian hockey teamSilverMen’s hockeyRome 1960
Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreSilverMen’s double trap shootingAthens 2004
Sushil KumarSilverMen’s 66kg wrestlingLondon 2012
Vijay KumarSilverMen’s 25m rapid pistol shootingLondon 2012
PV SindhuSilverWomen’s singles badmintonRio 2016
Mirabai ChanuSilverWomen’s 49kg weightliftingTokyo 2020
Ravi Kumar DahiyaSilverMen’s Wrestling (57 kg)Tokyo 2020

Olympic Bronze Medallist for India

AthleteMedalEventOlympics
KD JadhavBronzeMen’s bantamweight wrestlingHelsinki 1952
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s hockeyMexico City 1968
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s hockeyMunich 1972
Leander PaesBronzeMen’s singles tennisAtlanta 1996
Karnam MalleswariBronzeWomen’s 54kg weightliftingSydney 2000
Vijender SinghBronzeMen’s middleweight boxingBeijing 2008
Sushil KumarBronzeMen’s 66kg wrestlingBeijing 2008
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
Sakshi MalikBronzeWomen’s 58kg wrestlingRio 2016
P.V. SindhuBronzeWomen’s Singles BadmintonTokyo 2020
Lovlina BorgohainBronzeWomen’s Boxing (69 kg)Tokyo 2020
Indian hockey teamBronzeMen’s hockeyTokyo 2020
Bajrang PuniaBronzeMen’s Wrestling (65 kg)Tokyo 2020

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