India has earned 26 medals so far in 27 appearance at Olympics. 9 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze is India’s tally after London 2012. Indian Hockey team has contributed 11 of them. Here is the complete list of medal winners from India.
Among 29 past Summer Olympics (Starting from 1900), India did not participate in 1904, 1908 and 1912.
1920, 1924, 1976, 1984, 1988, and 1992 are the 5 Olympics when Indians failed to earn a single medal and return empty handed.
Medals by Sport
- 11 Hockey
4 Shooting, Wrestling
2 Athletics, Boxing
1 Weightlifting, Tennis, Badminton
G=Gold, S=Silver, B=Bronze
|1900||Norman Pritchard||Athletics||Men’s 200 metres||Silver|
|1900||Norman Pritchard||Athletics||Men’s 200 metres Hurdles||Silver|
|1952||Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle bantamweight||Bronze|
|1996||Leander Paes||Tennis||Men’s Singles||Bronze|
|2000||Karnam Malleswari||Weightliftng||Women’s 69 kg||Bronze|
|2004||Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore||Shooting||Men’s double trap||Silver|
|2008||Abhinav Bindra||Shooting||Men’s 10m Air Rifle||Gold|
|2008||Sushil Kumar||Wrestling||Men’s 66 kg Freestyle||Bronze|
|2008||Vijender Singh||Boxing||Men’s 75 kg||Bronze|
|2012||Saina Nehwal||Badminton||Women’s Singles||Bronze|
|2012||Mary Kom||Boxing||Women;s 51Kg||Bronze|
|2012||Yogeshwar Dutt||Wrestling||Men’s 60Kg||Bronze|
|2012||Sushil Kumar||Wrestling||Men’s 66 kg Freestyle||Silver|
Overall, India has won 9 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 Bronze in 19 different apperances at Olympics. 13 Individuals and National Hockey team have contributed to the medal tally. In 14 events of 8 sports the medals are earned. Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to have won two Olympic medals in two different Games. Norman Pritchard, who is disputed as British although IOC counts the medal on India’s name, is the only individual representing India to have won 2 medals in same games.
Indian Hockey team failed to win a medal in 1976. After 1980s Hockey Gold medal, India waited for 16 years to earn another medal. Since 1996 medal by Leander Paes every year India is winning at least one medal, all in individual events.
Before 2012 best medal effort, 2008 was India’s best with maximum 3 medals in one Olympics. Before that in 1900 and 1952, India won 2 medals each.
In 2012, the contingent has 81 athletes. But many of them have been ranked in top 5 at world level. The investment of Rs 250 crore has yielded in 6 medals.