India is Massive country with its Population as resource. Still when it is compared to other countries we always felt ourselves to be small. that may be due to some reasons. But today we are making the list of those who grabbed India a medal at Olympics.
So here goes the list
|Norman Pritchard||Silver||1900 Paris||Athletics||Men’s 200 meters|
|Norman Pritchard||Silver||1900 Paris||Athletics||Men’s 200 meter hurdles|
|National team||Gold||1928 Amsterdam||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Gold||1932 Los Angeles||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Gold||1936 Berlin||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Gold||1948 London||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Gold||1952 Helsinki||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav||Bronze||1952 Helsinki||Wrestling||Men’s freestyle Bantamweight|
|National team||Gold||1956 Melbourne||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Silver||1960 Rome||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Gold||1964 Tokyo||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Bronze||1968 Mexico||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Bronze||1972 Munich||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|National team||Gold||1980 Moscow||Hockey||Men’s competition|
|Leander Paes||Bronze||1996 Atlanta||Tennis||Men’s singles|
|Karnam Malleswari||Bronze||2000 Sydney||Weightlifting||Women’s 69 kg|
|Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore||Silver||2004 Athens||Shooting||Men’s double trap|
|Abhinav Bindra||Gold||2008 Beijing||Shooting||Men’s 10 m Air Rifle|
|Vijender Singh||Bronze||2008 Beijing||Boxing||Men’s 75 kg|
|Sushil Kumar||Bronze||2008 Beijing||Wrestling||Men’s 66 kg Freestyle|
|Gagan Narang||Bronze||2012 London||Shooting||Men’s 10m Air Rifle|
|Vijay Kumar||Silver||2012 London||Shooting||Men’s 25 Rapid Fire Pistol|
|Saina Nehwal||Bronze||2012 London||Badminton||Women’s Singles|
|Mary Kom||Bronze||2012 London||Boxing||Women’s Flyweight|
|Yogeshwar Dutt||Bronze||2012 London||Wrestling||Men’s 60 kg Freestyle|
|Sushil Kumar||Silver||2012 London||Wrestling||Men’s 66 kg Freestyle|
1) Norman Gilbert Pritchard with screen name Norman Trevor was born Calcutta to George Petersen Pritchard and Helen Maynard Pritchard. The first athlete from India and first one representing Asia to grab a medal at Olympics. Winning two medals at 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris running in 100 and 200 m Hurdles.
2) Kashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav won bronze in Helsinki Olympics in year 1952. For more insights read our blog https://fitnessfundoo.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/true-heroes-buried-in-time-k-d-jadhav/
3) Leander Adrian Paes born in 1973 (17th June) considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players in the world. Winning bronze medal in 1996 Atlanta Olympic games. He received various awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Arjuna award, Padma Shri and the most prestigious Padma Bhushan Award in 2014.
4) Karnam Malleshwari born on June 1st 1975 in Srikakulam Andhra Pradesh was an Indian weightlifter. During her 10 years long career she won several medals besides the prestigious Bronze medal at 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.
5) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a shooter turned Politician after he rose to fame with winning silver medal at Men’s Double Trap in summer Olympics Athens. After graduating from National Defense Academy serving India Army he retired as Lt. Colonel in 2013 and then joined Politics.
6) Abhinav Singh Bindra born on 28th September 1982 in Dehradun is a shooter and world and Olympic champion winning Gold in 10 m Air Riffle. He became champion at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. With this he also become the first individual to win Gold for India. Also first and only one Indian to possess world and Olympic titles at same time.
7) Vijendra Singh is the popular among all known to be an Indian Olympic boxer. Later he tries in Bollywood as well. He grabbed bronze medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has been awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma shri award.
8) Sushil kumar Solanki is a freestyle Wrestler won silver medal at 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal 2008 Beijing Olympics in 66 kg wrestling. This being the second medal in wrestling after Kashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s bronze in the year 1952. He also won the World Title in 2010.
9) Gagan Narang won the bronze medal in Men’s 10 m Air Riffle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Born to Punjabi Arora family in Chennai on 6th may 1983. He touched the gun for the first time at his age of six for shooting down balloons at Chennai Marina Beach carnival.
10) Vijay Kumar is a shooter from India who hails from hamirpur dist. Of Himachal Pradesh. He grabbed silver medal in individual 25 m rapid fire pistol event at 2012 London Summer Olympics. Currently he is serving as Subedar Major in Indian Army.
11) Saina Nehwal is the first Indian to win medal at Olympics in Badminton. Born on 17th March 1990 in a Hindu Jat family. She grabbed her bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Currently ranked World no. 1 by Badminton World Federation in Women’s Singles since April 2nd.
12) Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom is a five time World Amateur Boxing Champion. She won Bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics in 51 Kg Flyweight category boxing. She has been awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shree, Arjuna Award and Padma Bhushan award.
13) Yogeshwar Dutt from haryana born on 2nd November is a Freestyle wrestler. He grabbed bronze at the 2012 summer Olympics in Men’s 60 Kg freestyle Wrestling. Recently in 2013 he was awarded Padma Shri.