1984 Olympics: Indian Women Create History, But No medals for India

PT Usha did a Milkha losing Bronze by one-hundredth of a second, while Shiny Abrahim became the first Indian woman to reach the semi-finals of an Olympic event. Indian Women’s later reached the Finals of 4×400 metre relay team. Indian Hockey continued its downfall and Indian returned again without medals.

Indian Performance in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Olympic History
Indian Athletes in 2012 Olympics

Olympics Statistics

    Venue: Los Angeles, California, United States
    Sports: 221 events in 21 sports
    Participating Nations: 140
    Athletes Participating: 6,829 (5,263 men, 1,566 women)

Indian Statistics

    India Ranking: No Medals
    Flag Bearer: Zafar Iqbal
    Indian Team: 48 Athletes (6 female, 5 in Athletics, 1 in Shooting)
    Sports-India: Athletics, Boxing, Hockey, Sailing, Weightlifting, Wrestling
    5th: Randhir Singh (Shooter)
    3rd: Vasudevan Bhaskaran
    2nd: PT Usha, Geeta Zutshi (Athletics), Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis, Muhammad Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, Ravinder Pal Singh (Hockey), Kartar Dhillon Singh, Rajinder Singh, Jagmander Singh, Mahabir Singh (Wrestler)

Athletics:

    PT Usha: 4th Women’s 400 metres Hurdles
    Shiny Abraham-Wilson: Round 1 Women’s 800 metres
    PT Usha, M. D. Valsamma, Vandana Rao, Shiny Abraham-Wilson: 7th Women’s 4 × 400 metres Relay
    Charles Borromeo: Round 1 Men’s 800 metres
    Siri Chand Ram: 22nd in Men’s 20 kilometres Walk
    Gurtej Singh: Round 1 in Men’s Javelin Throw
    Geeta Zutshi: Round 1 Women’s 3,000 metres
    M. D. Valsamma: Round 1 400 metres Hurdles

Boxing:

    Jaslal Pradhan Round 1 Men’s Light-Welterweight
    Kaliq Singh: Round 3: Men’s Heavyweight

Hockey: 5th
India finished third in Pool A winning three losing to Australia and drawing with West Germany, the Silver medallist.
Squad

    2nd: Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis, Muhammad Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, Ravinder Pal Singh
    Others: Romeo James, Manohar Topno, Vineet Kumar Sharma, Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Joaquim Carvalho, Rajinder Singh, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis, Hardeep Singh, Muhammad Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, Neel Kamal Singh, Iqbaljit Singh Grewal, Ravinder Pal Singh, Marcellus Gomes, Jalal-ud-Din Syed Rizvi

Results

    Pool A
    Def USA 5-1
    Def Malaysia 3-1
    Def Spain 4-3
    Lost to Australia 2-4
    Drew West Germany 0-0
    5-8th: Def New Zealand 1-0
    5th: Def Netherlands 5-2

Sailing:
Dhruv Bhandari and Farokh Tarapore: 17th Mixed Two Person Dinghy

Shooting: 8 in 8 events
Rajinder Kumar Vij (45 years) and Mohinder Lal: Men’s Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres
Baljit Singh Kharab: Men’s Free Pistol, 50 metres
Bhagirath Samai: Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Mansher Singh (18 yeard) and Randhir Singh: Mixed Trap
Harisimran Singh Sandhu: Mixed Skeet
Soma Dutta (16 year): 22nd Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres, Round 1 Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Weightlifting: 4 men in 3 events

    Mahendran Kannan (10th) and Manikyalu Malla Venkata: Men’s Flyweight
    Deven Govindasami: 10th in Men’s Bantamweight
    Kamalakanta Santra: 15th in Men’s Featherweight

Wrestling: 8 Men for 8 events

    Sunil Dutt (16 years): 7th Men’s Light-Flyweight, Freestyle
    Mahabir Singh: 6th Men’s Flyweight, Freestyle
    Rohtas Singh: 5th Men’s Bantamweight, Freestyle
    Gian Singh: Men’s Featherweight, Freestyle
    Jagmander Singh: Men’s Lightweight, Freestyle
    Rajinder Singh: 4th Men’s Welterweight, Freestyle
    Jai Prakash: Men’s Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle
    Kartar Dhillon Singh: 7th Men’s Heavyweight, Freestyle

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