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

Olympics Statistics

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

Indian Statistics

    1. India Ranking: No Medals
    1. Flag Bearer: Zafar Iqbal
    1. Indian Team: 48 Athletes (6 female, 5 in Athletics, 1 in Shooting)
    1. Sports-India: Athletics, Boxing, Hockey, Sailing, Weightlifting, Wrestling
    1. 5th: Randhir Singh (Shooter)
    1. 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)


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


    1. 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.

    1. 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


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

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

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

Wrestling: 8 Men for 8 events

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

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