2004 Olympics: Rathore Shoots A Medal, Independent India Wins 2nd Olympic Silver

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in Shooting. He won a Silver medal in Men’s double trap. Flag bearer Anju Bobby George and Women’s 4 × 400 m relay and rower Paulose Pandari Kunnel also reached the finals, while Kunjarani Devi and Men’s Doubles team finished 4th.

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

Olympics Statistics

    1. Venue: Athens, Greece
    1. Sports: 301 events in 28 sports
    1. Participating Nations: 201
    Athletes Participating: 10,625 (6,296 men, 4,329 women)

Indian Statistics

    1. India Ranking: 65
    1. Flag Bearer: Anju Bobby George
    1. Indian Team: 73 Athletes (25 Female)
    1. Sports-India: 43 Events in 14 sports -Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
    1. Flag Bearer: Anju Bobby George
    1. 4th: Dhanraj Pillay (Hockey), Leander Paes (Tennis)
    1. 3rd: Baljit Singh Dhillon, Dilip Kumar Tirkey (Hockey) Mansher Singh (Shooter), K. M. Beenamol (Athletics), Mahesh Bhupathi (Tennis)
    1. 4th: Dhanraj Pillay
    1. 3rd: Baljit Singh Dhillon, Dilip Kumar Tirkey
    2nd: Bahadur Singh, Soma Biswas, Neelam Jaswant Singh Dogra, Saraswati Dey-Saha (Athletics), Aparna Popat (Badminton), Jitender Kumar (Boxing), Deepak Thakur Sonkhla, Gagan Ajit Singh (Hockey), Abhinav Bindra, Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat (Shooting), Thing Baijan Sanamacha Chanu, Karnam Malleswari (Weightlifting)

Archery: 6 (3 women) in 4 events

    1. Satyadev Prasad: 10th Men’s Individual
    1. Tarundeep Rai: 43rd Men’s Individual
    1. Majhi Sawaiyan: 59th Men’s Individual
    1. Satyadev Prasad, Tarundeep Rai, Majhi Sawaiyan: 11th Men’s Team
    1. Reena Kumari: 15th Women’s Individual
    1. Sumangala Sharma (17 years): 24th Women’s Individual
    1. Dola Banerjee: 52nd Women’s Individual
    Reena Kumari, Dola Banerjee, Sumangala Sharma: 8th in Women’s Team


    1. Mathews Binu: Men’s 400 metres
    1. Bahadur Singh: Men’s Shot Put
    1. Vikas Gowda and Anil Kumar Sangwan: Men’s Discus Throw
    1. Saraswati Dey-Saha: Women’s 200 metres
    1. Sathi Geetha, K. M. Beenamol, Chitra Soman, Rajwinder Kaur, Manjit Kaur: 7th Women’s 4 × 400 metres Relay
    1. Bobby Aloysius: Women’s High Jump
    1. Anju Bobby George: 5th Women’s Long Jump
    1. Harwant Kaur, Seema Antil, Neelam Jaswant Singh Dogra: Women’s Discus Throw
    1. J. J. Shobha: 11th Women’s Heptathlon
    Soma Biswas: 14th Women’s Heptathlon

Badminton: 3 (1 woman)

    1. Nikhil Kanetkar: 9th Men’s Singles
    1. Abhinn Shyam Gupta: 17th Men’s Singles
    Aparna Popat: 9th Women’s Singles

Boxing: 4 men in 4 events

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

Hockey: 7th
India finished fourth at Group stage winning only against South Africa, losing three and finished 7th, losing to Pakistan and winning against South Korea.

    1. 4th: Dhanraj Pillay
    1. 3rd: Baljit Singh Dhillon, Dilip Kumar Tirkey
    1. 2nd: Riaz Nabi Muhammad, Baljit Singh Saini, Ramandeep Singh Grewal
    Others: Lajarus Barla, Thirumal Valavan Selvaraj, Samir Dad, Jude Menezes, Deepak Thakur Sonkhla, Gagan Ajit Singh, Sukhbir Singh Gill, Dinesh Nayak


    1. Group Stage
    1. 1. Lost to Netherlands 3-1
    1. 2. Def South Korea 4-2
    1. 3. Lost to Australia 4-3
    1. 4. Lost to New Zealand 2-1
    1. 5. Drew Argentina 2-2
    1. Classification Matches:
    1. 5th-8th: Lost to Pakistan 0-3
    7th-8th: Def South Korea 5-2

Akram Shah: Round 2 Men’s Extra-Lightweight

Paulose Pandari Kunnel: 29th Men’s Single Sculls

Malav Shroff and Sumeet Patel: 19th Mixed Skiff

Shooting: 8 (5 men and 3 women) for 5 events

    1. Rajyavardhan Rathore: SILVER Men’s Double Trap (179 points)
    1. Abhinav Bindra: 7th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    1. Gagan Narang: 12th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    1. Manavjit Singh Sandhu: 19th Men’s Trap
    1. Suma Shirur: 8th Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    1. Anjali Ramakanta Vedpathak-Bhagwat: 20th Women’s Air Rifle, 10 metres and 13th Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Deepali Deshpande: 19th Women’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Swimming: 1 woman in 2 events
Shikha Tandon: 40th Women’s 50 metres Freestyle and 46th Women’s 100 metres Freestyle

Table Tennis: 2 (1 woman) for 2 events

    1. Sharath Kamal Achanta: 33rd Men’s Singles
    Mouma Das: 49th Women’s Singles

Tennis: 2 men for 1 event
Paes / Bhupathi: 4th Men’s Doubles

Weightlifting: 3 Women in 3 events

    1. Namecrakpam Kunjarani Devi: 4th Women’s Flyweight
    1. Thing Baijan Sanamacha Chanu: Women’s Featherweight
    Karnam Malleswari: Women’s Middleweight

Wrestling: 7 Men for 7 events

    1. Mukesh Khatri: 21st Men’s Featherweight, Greco-Roman
    1. Yogeshwar Dutt: 18th Men’s Featherweight, Freestyle
    1. Sushil Kumar: 14th Men’s Lightweight, Freestyle
    1. Ramesh Kumar: 10th Men’s Welterweight, Freestyle
    1. Sujeet Maan: 18th Men’s Middleweight, Freestyle
    1. Anuj Kumar: 16th Men’s Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle
    Palwinder Singh Cheema: 15th Men’s Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

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