India’s First In Olympics

  • Olympic Team Medal: Gold in Field Hockey at 1928 Summer Olympics, Amsterdam, beating Netherlands
  • Individual Medal (in British India): Two Silver Medals by Norman Pritchard in 200 metres and 200 metres Hurdles at the 1900 Summer Olympics, Paris (This is disputed however. The IOC claims he participated for India. The IAAF records him as a participant for Great Britain.)
  • Individual Medal: Bronze by K. D. Jadhav for Wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
  • Medal in Tennis: Leander Paes at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
  • Individual Medal Woman: Bronze by Karnam Malleswari for Weightlifting 54 kg class, at the 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney
  • Individual Gold Medal: Abhinav Bindra in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • Individual Silver Medal (Independent India): Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the Men’s Double Trap event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
  • Medal in Boxing: Vijender Singh in the Beijing Olympics 2008
  • Medal in Badminton: Saina Nehwal, Bronze in the London Olympics 2012
  • Back to Back Medal: Sushil Kumar, Bronze in the Beijing Olympics 2008 and Silver in the London Olympics 2012
  • Medal in Boxing Women: MC Mary Kom, Bronze in the London Olympics 2012
  • First Woman to Win an Olympic Silver Medal: P. V. Sindhu in Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • First Woman to Win a Medal in Wrestling: Sakshi Malik Bronze in the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • First Indian Golfer : Aditi Ashok, 2016 Summer Olympics
  • First Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics: Dipa Karmakar at 2016 Summer Olympics