The Indian field hockey team won gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics by defeating Great Britain in the final. It was the first gold medal for India as an independent nation..
When did India won first gold medal in Olympics?
India’s most euphoric moment at the Olympics came at Beijing 2008 when Abhinav Bindra won a historic gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle. The Indian shooter shot a near-perfect 10.8 with his final shot, ensuring India’s first individual Olympic gold medal.
How many gold India won in Olympics?
Here are the top 5 countries (and ties) along with India’s tally in terms of medal count during the 2021 Tokyo Games.
Who has won Olympic medal for India?
Mirabai Chanu created history winning India’s first medal of the Tokyo Olympics when she clinched silver in women’s 49kg weightlifting event on Saturday. Chanu thus becomes the second ever Indian female weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic weightlifting medal.
Who won the first gold for India in Olympics 2012?
Vijender Singh (boxing) and Sushil Kumar won a bronze each at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 2012 London Olympics was a good event for India, winning 6 individual medals. Till now, Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to have won two individual Olympics medals for India after Norman Pritchard.
Who is the best runner in the India?
With the passage of time, many Indian marathon runners have taken part in the Olympics, with the 2016 Rio Olympics, having the highest number of five athletes – Thonakal Gopi, Kheta Ram, Nitendra Singh Rawat among the men, O.P. Jaisha and Kavita Raut among women.
What is the rank of India in Olympics?
Rio Olympics 2016 – Medals Tally
In which sport India has never won an Olympic medal?
At the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta tennis player Leander Paes won a bronze medal at the Men’s Singles in Tennis ending a barren run of 16 years without a medal at the Olympics and also the first individual medal since 1952.