India has earned 28 medals so far in 24 appearance at Olympics. 9 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze is India’s tally after Rio 2016. Indian Hockey team has contributed 11 of them. Here is the complete list of medal winners from India.
Among 30 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 returned empty handed.
Medals by Sport
- 11 Hockey
2 Athletics, Boxing, Badminton
1 Weightlifting, Tennis
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||Gagan Narang||Shooting||10 m air rifle||Bronze|
|2012||Vijay Kumar||Shooting||25 m rapid fire pistol||Silver|
|2012||Saina Nehwal||Badminton||Women’s Singles||Bronze|
|2012||Mary Kom||Boxing||Women;s 51Kg||Bronze|
|2012||Yogeshwar Dutt||Wrestling||Men’s 60Kg||Silver|
|2012||Sushil Kumar||Wrestling||Men’s 66 kg Freestyle||Silver|
|2016||Sakshi Malik||Wrestling||Women’s 58 kg Freestyle||Bronze|
|2016||PV Sindhu||Badminton||Women’s Singles||Silver|
Overall, India has won 9 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze medals in 24 different appearances at Olympics. 15 Individuals and National Men’s Hockey team have contributed to the medal tally. In 16 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. PV Sindhu is the only woman to win a Silver medal.
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. In 1900, 1952 and 2016, 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.
IN 2016, the contingent was jumbo, the biggest in size ever. But, could fetch just 2 medals.