New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin and USA’s Abbey D’Agostino were awarded with Pierre de Coubertin medal, a rare fourth type of medal, which has been bestowed on only on 17 occasions in the history of Olympic games.. The athletes who helped each other across the finish line after an accidental mid-race collision in the women’s 5,000m.
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Starting from 1920, 18 Indian Men have participated in Marathon at 11 Olympics. After a gap of 32 years, Indian resumed Marathon participation in 2012 Olympics. 2016 Olympics matched the biggest team of 3 members (of 1960 Olympics) for Marathon. For 13 Olympics, no Indians represented in Marathon, while on three occasions Indians Did not […]
Wrestling was the second Sports after Athletics in which Indians participated at Olympics. After 1920, from 1932 Olympics till 2016 Olympics, Indian contingent always had Wrestling team, except in 1976 Olympics. With 19 Olympics by Indians, Wrestling is third most represented after Athletics and Hockey. Although the first medal was won in 1952 and other […]
Tintu Luka is set to participate in Women’s 800m Qualifying round at Rio 2016. Coached by legendary PT Usha, she is the 3rd women and 9th overall Indian to participate at Olympics in 800 m race, which is India’s 4th best represented Athletics event at Olympics. Among 13 occasions, only once an Indian has reached […]
Quarterfinal is more than the expected result for a 9th seed. But, PV Sindhu wouldn’t believe on rankings when she plays 2012 Olympics Runners up Wang Yihan, whom Sindhu defeated in their last meeting. Wang, the top seeds at London Olympics defeated Saina Nehwal in semifinals of 2012 Olympics, but lost the final to Li […]
Athletics is the only Sports where India has sent athletes in every Olympics since its first participation in 1900 Olympics. Here is the complete record with details of every event and performance from 1900 Paris Olympics to 2016 Rio Olympics with names of all athletes and results.
214 Indian Athletes have won 2 silver medals, participating in 24 Olympics. Only 12 of them have reached the finals from 1900 to 2016 Olympics of any field or track events in men’s or women’s category. 137 Men participated in 25 events, while 77 women participated in 19 events. Men represented from 1900 alone, till […]
Do you know that Lalita Babar and Sudha Singh at Rio 2016 is only the second time in Olympic history when Indian athletes represented in that event. Before 2016 Olympics, only in 1952 an athlete represented India in this event.
Starting from 1928 Olympics Gold till 8th position in 2016 Olympics, Indian Men’s Hockey team has played in 21 Olympics against 33 Opponents, with Ireland being the new nation in 2016 Olympics. In 1980, they scored maximum 43 goals, while in 1928 they did not concede any. In the first five Olympics there habit of […]