Indian Boxing History: 52 Men, 1 Woman in 11 Events of 13 Olympics Win 1 Bronze Each in Both Categories

Indian Boxing Olympic Medal winners

Indian participation in Olympic Boxing started from 1948 but a medal had to wait till 2008 when first Vijender Singh and then Mary Kom won a Bronze medal each in 2012 Olympics, when for the first time Women Pugilists were allowed to participate. Among 10 events for Men and 1 for Women, Indians have represented at maximum 9 Olympics in Men’s Bantamweight and least only twice in Men’s Heavyweight. Vijender Singh has represented India maximum thrice, while the biggest contingent of 8 boxers was sent in 2012 Olympics. Check complete history and all details about Boxing results in every Olympics for every event.

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Representation and Events in Numbers

    1948: 7 Men, 7 events
    1952: 4 Men, 4 events
    1972: 3 Men, 3 events
    1976: 2 Men, 2 events
    1980: 3 Men, 3 events
    1984: 2 Men, 2 events
    1988: 3 Men, 3 events
    1992: 5 Men, 5 events
    1996: 3 Men, 3 events
    2000: 4 Men, 4 events
    2004: 4 Men, 4 events
    2008: 5 Men in 5 events
    2012: 7 Men & 1 woman, 8 events

Maximum Participation at Olympics

    3 Vijender Singh (2004 Light-Welterweight, 2008, 2012 Middleweight)
    2:
    Benoy Bose (1948, 1952, Men’s Featherweight), Gurcharan Singh (1996, 2000 Light-Heavyweight), Jitender Kumar (2000-Middleweight, 2004-Light-Heavyweight), Akhil Kumar (2004 Flyweight, 2008 Bantamweight), Shiva Thapa (2012, 2016 Bantamweight), Manoj Kumar (2012, 2016 Light-Welterweight), Vikas Krishan Yadav (2012 Welterweight, 2016 Middleweight)
    1:
    Rabin Bhatta, Robert Cranston, Mac Joachim, Babu Lall, John Nuttall, Gene Raymond (1948), Sakti Mazumdar, Ron Norris, Oscar Ward (1952), Chander Narayanan, Muniswamy Venu , Nghlhav Mehtabs Singh (1972), Sen Rai, Chand Machiah (1976), Birender Singh Thapa, Amala Dass, Ganapathy Manoharan (1980), Jaslal Pradhan, Kaliq Singh (1984), Manoj Pingale, Shahuraj Birajdar, John Francis (1988), Rajendra Prasad, Dharmendra Yadav. Devarajan Venkatesan, Narendar Bisth Singh, Sandeep Gollen (1992), Debendra Thapa, Gurcharan Singh, Lakha Singh (1996), Soubam Suresh Singh, Ngangim Dingko Singh (2000), Diwakar Prasad, (2004), Anthresh Lakra, Dinesh Kumar (2008), Devendro Singh Laishram, Jai Bhagwan, Sumit Sangwan, Mary Kom (2012)

Events Per Olympics for Indians

    Men’s Light-Flyweight: 1980, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2012
    Men’s Flyweight: 1948, 1952, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, 2004, 2008
    Men’s Featherweight: 1948, 1952, 1976, 1988, 1992, 2008
    Men’s Light-Welterweight: 1984, 1992, 2004, 2012, 2016
    Men’s Welterweight: 1948, 1952, 1976, 2012
    Men’s Light-Heavyweight: 1948, 1952, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
    Men’s Heavyweight: 1984, 1996
    Men’s Bantamweight: 1948, 1980, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016
    Men’s Middleweight: 1948, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016
    Men’s Lightweight: 1948, 1972, 2012
    Women’s Flyweight: 2012

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History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!

1948: 7 Men, 7 events

    Rabin Bhatta: Round 2 in Men’s Flyweight
    Benoy Bose: Round 1 in Men’s Featherweight
    Robert Cranston: Round 1 in Men’s Welterweight
    Mac Joachim: Round 1 in Men’s Light-Heavyweight
    Babu Lall: Round 2 in Men’s Bantamweight
    John Nuttall: Round 2 in Men’s Middleweight
    Gene Raymond: Round 1 in Men’s Lightweight

1952: 4 Men, 4 events

    Sakti Mazumdar: Round 2 in Men’s Flyweight
    Benoy Bose: Round 1 in Men’s Featherweight
    Ron Norris: Quarterfinals in Men’s Welterweight
    Oscar Ward: Round 1 in Men’s Light-Heavyweight

1972: 3 Men, 3 events

    Chander Narayanan: Round 1 Men’s Flyweight
    Muniswamy Venu: Round 2 Men’s Lightweight
    Nghlhav Mehtabs Singh: Round 1 Men’s Light-Heavyweight

1976: 2 Men, 2 events

    Sen Rai: Round 2 Men’s Featherweight
    Chand Machiah: Round 1 Men’s Light-Welterweight

1980: 3 Men, 3 events

    Birender Singh Thapa: Round 1 Men’s Light-Flyweight
    Amala Dass: Round 1 Men’s Flyweight
    Ganapathy Manoharan: Round 2 Men’s Bantamweight

1984: 2 Men, 2 events

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

1988: 3 Men, 3 events

    Manoj Pingale: Round 2 Men’s Flyweight
    Shahuraj Birajdar: Round 2 Men’s Bantamweight
    John Francis: Round 1 Men’s Featherweight

1992: 5 Pugilists in 5 events

    Rajendra Prasad: ROund 3 Men’s Light-Flyweight
    Dharmendra Yadav: Round 1 Men’s Flyweight
    Devarajan Venkatesan: Round 1 Men’s Bantamweight
    Narendar Bisth Singh: Round 1 Men’s Featherweight
    Sandeep Gollen: Round 1 Men’s Light-Welterweight

1996: 3 Men in 3 events

    Debendra Thapa: Round 2 Men’s Light-Flyweight
    Gurcharan Singh: Round 2 Men’s Light-Heavyweight
    Lakha Singh: Round 2 Men’s Heavyweight

2000: 4 men in 4 events

    Soubam Suresh Singh: Round 2 Men’s Light-Flyweight
    Ngangim Dingko Singh: Round 3 Men’s Bantamweight
    Jitender Kumar: Round 3 Men’s Middleweight
    Gurcharan Singh: 8th Men’s Light-Heavyweight

2004: 4 men in 4 events

    Akhil Kumar: 17th Men’s Flyweight
    Diwakar Prasad: 9th Men’s Bantamweight
    Vijender Singh: 17th Men’s Light-Welterweight
    Jitender Kumar: 17th Men’s Light-Heavyweight

2008: 5 Men in 5 Events

    Akhil Kumar: 5th Men’s Bantamweight
    Jitender Kumar: Quarterfinals Men’s Flyweight
    Anthresh Lakra: Men’s Featherweight
    Dinesh Kumar: Men’s Light-Heavyweight

Vijender Singh: Bronze Men’s Middleweight

    Round of 32: def Jack (The Gambia) 13-2
    Round of 16: def Chomphuphuang (Thailand) 13-3
    Quarterfinals: def Góngora (Ecuador) 9-4
    Semifinals: Lost to Correa (Cuba) 5-8

2012: 8 (7 man and a woman) in 8 events

    Vijender Singh: 5th Men’s Middleweight
    Devendro Singh Laishram: 5th Men’s Light-Flyweight
    Shiva Thapa: 17th Men’s Bantamweight
    Jai Bhagwan: 9th Men’s Lightweight
    Manoj Kumar: 9th Men’s Light-Welterweight
    Vikas Krishan Yadav: 9th Men’s Welterweight
    Sumit Sangwan: 17th Men’s Light-Heavyweight

Mary Kom: BRONZE Women’s Flyweight

    Round of 16: Def Michalczuk (Poland) 19–14
    Quarterfinals: Def Rahali (Tunisia) 15–6
    Semifinals: Lost to Adams (GBR) 6–11

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