Archive for the ‘History of Olympic Sports for India’ Category

History of India in Marathon: 11 Olympics, 11th is Best Finish

Shivnath singh marathon 1976

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 […]

India at Olympics: 4 Medals and 9 4th Positions in Wrestling

ind wrestlers

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 […]

Athletics: Indian Olympic Record in 800m

Tintu Luka profile

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 […]

India at Olympics: 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Make India Undisputed Kingrs

As Indian Men’s team reached the quarterfinals of Men’s Hockey at Olympics after 36 years, check the record of Indians in all the Olympics, and members of their squads in all Olympics. This includes two time participation of Women’s Hockey too in 1980 and 2016 Olympics.

India Tennis Record: Known for Doubles, Only Bronze Won in Singles at Olympics

Paes bronze tennis

After 1924 Olympics when N. Polly became the first woman to join Indian Olympic Contingent in any Sports, the next Tennis squad joined Indian Olympic Contingent after 64 years in 1988 Olympics. While India’s only World Class Singles player Vijay Amritraj failed to make an impact in Singles at Olympics, the best for a Doubles […]

India Gymnastics Record: 4th Appearance after 52 years in 2016 Olympics

10 Gymnasts have represented India in three Olympics before 2016 Olympics. While Anant Ram is the only Gymnast to have represented India twice in Olympics, and 9 others participated in more than 8 events, the first Indian Woman Gymnast at Olympics, Dipa Karmakar at Rio Olympics appears to be the only time when an Indian […]

Indian Table Tennis Record: 6 Men, 6 Women, 3 Events of 8 consecutive Olympics Boast 3rd Round as the Best

Kamlesh mehta TT

Table Tennis is the ideal Sports where Indians can claim parity. Since being part of Indian Olympic Contingent in 1988 Olympics, woman have always been part of Table Tennis squad. For the first time, two Women were part of the team in 2016 Olympics squad that matched the maximum TT team of 4 members sent […]

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