2012 Olympics: Sushil Kumar is 2nd Indian to win two Olympic Medals in India’s Best Olympic Haul

London Olympics turned out to be the best medal haul for India as it doubled its tally of 3 medals from 2008 Olympics. As India won 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals, Sushil Kumar became the second Indian after Norman Pritchard to win 2 individual event medals. Sushil Kumar won in two consecutive Olympics. Shooting and Wrestling provided two medals each while Boxing and Badminton contributed one medal each. Discus Thrower, Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, Rowers, Sawarn Singh, Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh, Shooter Joydeep Karmakar also reached the finals.

Indian Performance in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Olympic History
Indian Athletes in 2012 Olympics

55 Events in 13 sports: 2 Silver, 4 Bronze

    Silver Vijay Kumar Men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol (Shooting)
    Silver Sushil Kumar Men’s freestyle 66 kg (Wrestling)
    Bronze Gagan Narang Men’s 10 m air rifle (Shooting)
    Bronze Saina Nehwal Women’s singles (Badminton)
    Bronze Mary Kom Women’s flyweight (Boxing)
    Bronze Yogeshwar Dutt Men’s freestyle 60 kg (Wrestling)

Olympics Statistics

    Venue: London, United Kingdom
    Sports: 240
    Participating Nations: 302 events in 26 sports
    Athletes Participating: 10,768 (5,992 men, 4,776 women)

Indian Statistics

    India Ranking: 55
    Flag Bearer: Sushil Kumar
    Indian Team: 81 (58 men and 23 women)
    Sports-India: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
    1st Olympic medal in Boxing and Badminton.
    6th: Leander Paes (Tennis)
    5th: Mahesh Bhupathi (Tennis)
    4th: Abhinav Bindra (Shooting)
    3rd: Vikas Gowda (Athletics), Vijender Singh (Boxing), Gagan Narang, Manavjit Singh Sandhu (Shooting), Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)
    2nd: Tarundeep Rai, Bombayla Devi (Archery), Seema Antil, Renjith Maheshwary, Krishna Poonia (Athletics), Saina Nehwal (Badminton, Sandeep Singh, Ignace Tirkey (Hockey), Manjit Singh (Rowing), Sanjeev Rajput (Shooting), Sania Mirza (Tennis)

Archery: 6 (3 Men and 3 Women)

    Tarundeep Rai: 17th Men’s Individual
    Rahul Banerjee: 17th Men’s Individual
    Jayanta Talukdar: 33rd Men’s Individual
    Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee: 9th Men’s Team
    Bombayla Devi: 17th Women’s Individual
    Deepika Kumari: 33rd Women’s Individual
    Chekrovolu Swuro: 33rd Women’s Individual
    Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari, Chekrovolu Swuro: 9th Women’s Team


    Vikas Gowda: 8th Men’s Discus Throw
    Seema Antil: 13th Women’s Discus Throw
    Renjith Maheshwary: Men’s Triple Jump
    Krishna Poonia: 7th Women’s Discus Throw
    Ram Singh Yadav: 78th in Marathon


    Parupalli Kashyap: 5th Men’s Singles
    Jwala Gutta / Diju: 13th
    Jwala Gutta / Ashwini Ponnappa: 8th Women’s Doubles

Saina Nehwal: BRONZE Women’s Singles

    Group Stage
    Def Jaquet (Switzerland) 21–9, 21–4
    Def L Tan (Belgium) 21–4, 21–14
    Elimination: Def Yao J (Netherlands) 21–14, 21–16
    Quarterfinal: Def Tine Baun (Denmark) 21–15, 22–20
    Semifinal: Lost to Wang Yihan (China) 13–21, 13–21
    Bronze: Won 18-21 0-1 Wang Xin (China), Retired Hurt


    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

Hockey: 12th (LAST)
Indians returned to Olympics after missing historically in 2008 Olympics, but they provided one of the worst performance by any Hockey team in Olympic history. They did not only lose all the 5 matches at group stage but also other the classification match and finished at the bottom. Indians could score 8 goals and conceded 21 goals.

    2nd: Sandeep Singh, Ignace Tirkey
    Others: Bharat Kumar Chetri, Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, Dharamvir Singh, Raghunath Vokkaliga Ramachandra, Gurbaj Singh, Tushar Khandker, S. K. Uthappa, Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Danish Mujtaba, Shivendra Singh, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya, Birendra Lakra


    Group Stage
    1. Lost to Netherlands 2-3
    2. Lost to New Zealand 1-3
    3. Lost to Germany 2-5
    4. Lost to South Korea 1-4
    5. Lost to Belgium 0-3
    Classification: 11-12th: Lost to South Africa 2-3

Garima Chaudhary: 17th Women’s Half-Middleweight


    Manjit Singh: 19th Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls
    Sawarn Singh 16th Men’s Single Sculls
    Sandeep Kumar and Manjit Singh: 19th Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

Shooting: 11 (7 men and 4 women) for 10 events, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    Vijay Kumar: SILVER in Men’s Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres (30 points)
    31st Men’s Air Pistol, 10 metres
    Gagan Narang: Bronze Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres (701.1)
    20th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, 18th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Abhinav Bindra: 16th Men’s Air Rifle, 10 metres
    Manavjit Singh Sandhu: 16th Men’s Trap
    Sanjeev Rajput: 26th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
    Joydeep Karmakar: 4th Men’s Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Ronjan Sodhi: 11th Men’s Double Trap
    Heena Sidhu: 12th Women’s Air Pistol, 10 metres
    Annu Raj Singh: 23rd Women’s Air Pistol, 10 metres and 30th Women’s Sporting Pistol, 25 metres
    Rahi Sarnobat: 19th Women’s Sporting Pistol, 25 metres
    Shagun Chowdhary: 20th Women’s Trap

Gagan Ullalmath: 31st Men’s 1,500 metres Freestyle

Table Tennis:

    Soumyajit Ghosh: 33rd Men’s Singles
    Ankita Das: 49th Women’s Singles


    Jagadeesan Vishnuvardhan and Somdev Devvarman: Round 1 Men’s Singles
    Rohan Bopanna / Mahesh Bhupathi: Round 3 Men’s Doubles
    Paes / Jagadeesan Vishnuvardhan: Round 3 Men’s Doubles
    Sania Mirza/Paes: 5th
    Sania Mirza / Rushmi Chakravarthi: 17th Women’s Doubles


    Ravi Kumar Katulu 15th Men’s Lightweight
    Soniya Chanu Ngangbam 7th Women’s Flyweight


    Amit Kumar: 10th Men’s Featherweight, Freestyle
    Narsingh Pancham Yadav: 13th Men’s Middleweight, Freestyle
    Geeta Phogat: 13th Women’s Lightweight, Freestyle

Yogeshwar Dutt: BRONZE Lightweight, Freestyle

    Qualification: Def Guidea (Bulgaria) 3–1
    Round of 16: Lost to Kudukhov (Russia) 0–3
    Repechage 1: Def Gómez (Puerto Rico) 3–0
    Repechage 2: Def Esmaeilpour (Iran) 3–1
    Bronze: Def Ri J-M (North Korea) 3–1

Sushil Kumar: SILVER Men’s Welterweight, Freestyle

    Qualification: BYe
    Round of 16: Def Sahin (Turkey) 3–1
    Quarterfinal: Def Navruzov (Uzbekistan) 3–1
    Semifinal: Def Tanatarov (Kazakhstan) 3–1
    Final: Lost to Yonemitsu (Japan) 0–3

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