The Medal history of India’s performance at Olympics since the 1900s

Udham Singh – the captain  of the Indian hockey team and his team members wave to the cheering crowds after they had been presented with their winners’ gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia in 1956.

INDIA has won a total of 8 gold, 4 silver & 5 bronze in the Summer Olympic Games history since their first participation in 1900.

Summer Olympics appearance: 21
1900, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004

here are the breakdown of medals won at the Summer Olympics:

Paris 1900 – athletics – men’s200m hurdles
silver – Norman Pritchard

Paris 1900 – athletics – men’s 200m
silver – Norman Pritchard

Amsterdam 1928 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

Los Angeles 1932 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

Berlin 1936 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

London 1948 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

Helsinki 1952 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

Helsinki 1952 – wrestling freestyle – men’s 52-57kg bantamweight
bronze – Kha-Shaba Digvijai Jadav

Melbourne 1956 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

Rome 1960 – men’s field hockey
silver – INDIA

Tokyo 1964 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIA

Mexico City 1968 – men’s field hockey
bronze – INDIA

Munich 1972 – men’s field hockey
bronze – INDIA

Moscow 1980 – men’s field hockey
gold – INDIABEI

Atlanta 1996 – tennis – men’s single
bronze – Leander Paes

Sydney 2000 – weightlifting – women’s 69kg
bronze – Karnam Malleswari

Athens 2004 – shooting – men’s double trap (150 targets)
silver – Rajyavardhan S.Rathore

Beijing 2008 – shooting – Men’s 10m rifle
gold – Abhinav Bindra

Beijing 2008 – wrestling – 66 kilogram freestyle
bronze – Sushil Kumar

Beijing 2008 – boxing – 75 kilogram middle weight
bronze – Vijendra Kumar

Beijing 2008 – art – fine art under 10000
gold – Sunita Lamba

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