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7/15/21

Will India play now ...:In India's 120-year Olympic history, with a population of over 100 million, only 28 medals so far; Out of 8 gold, 7 were given by the hockey team






At the 1900 Olympics, Norman Pritchard, a British-Indian athlete, won two medals in the men's 200m race and the 200m hurdle event.
For the first time since independence, India sent more than 50 athletes to the London Olympics in 1948, beating Great Britain in hockey to win gold.
Karnam Malleshwari became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics


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The Tokyo Olympics are set to kick off on July 23. Thus, this grand sports festival was to be held in the year 2020, but it was postponed due to the Corona epidemic. The first Olympic Games began in Greece in 1896. At that time only 245 athletes from 14 countries of the world participated, out of which 200 athletes were from Greece. Since then, the scope of the Olympics has been growing. More than 11,200 athletes from around 206 countries will take part in the Olympics to be held in Tokyo.


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India participated in the Olympics for the first time in 1900. This means that India has been participating in the Olympics for the last 120 years. Today we will discuss the ups and downs of the Olympics from 1900 to 2016. In these 120 years, India has won a total of 28 medals in the Olympics, including 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze medals. Of these, five medals, including three gold, have been won by India before independence. This means that independent India has won only 23 medals.

India first sent a team in 1920, consisting of 6 athletes and 2 wrestlers

Norman Pritchard, a British-Indian athlete, was sent to the 1900 Olympic Games. Who won a total of two medals in the men's 200m race and the 200m hurdle event.
India sent its first team in 1920, consisting of 6 athletes and 2 wrestlers.
India had to wait until 1928 for the medal. A team of 14 members was sent to the 1924 Olympics in Paris, competing in only two sports and not winning a medal.

Dhyan Chand made a name for himself in Indian hockey by winning gold medals in three Olympics in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).

At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the Indian hockey team made history by winning a gold medal for the country for the first time. The Indian hockey team swept the Netherlands 3-0 in the final. He had previously beaten Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland.


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At the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, the Indian hockey team defeated the United States by a huge margin of 24-1, which is considered to be the largest margin in the history of the Olympics.
Maintaining its one-wheeled empire at the Olympics, the Indian hockey team defeated Germany 8-1 in 1936. So far India was playing for British India.

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For the first time since the country became independent, more than 50 athletes have been sent to the Olympics

The Olympics were held in London in 1948, 12 years after World War II. For the first time since the country became independent, India has sent more than 50 athletes, for which athletes have been selected by various sports federations.
The Indian hockey team once again maintained its winning streak in the field of hockey by defeating Great Britain in the final and giving the first gold medal to independent India, followed by India winning gold in hockey in Helsinki in 1952.
Khushba Dada Saheb Jadhav, India's first individual medal, won bronze in wrestling.
The Indian hockey team won a gold medal for the sixth time in a row at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. In this match, Pakistan lost in the final match.
However, at the 1960 Rome Olympics, the Indian hockey team lost to Pakistan in the final and had to settle for a silver medal.
But at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, the Indian hockey team avenged the Rome Olympics against Pakistan in the final and won the 7th gold medal.
Then at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, for the first time in history at that time, the Indian hockey team could not reach the final and only won a bronze medal. India lost 2-1 to West Germany.
Even in 1972, the team that lost to the Netherlands could only win a bronze medal.



For the first time since 1928, India did not win a single medal in 1976

India did not win a single medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. For the first time since 1928, India did not win a medal.
However, the eighth gold medal in Indian field hockey at the 1980 Olympics was India's last in hockey.
India won the medal by defeating Spain in the final. The next three Olympics, Los Angeles in 1984, Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992, India did not win a single medal.

Leander Paes won a bronze medal in tennis at the 16-year-old Atlanta Olympics

Since 1980, nearly 16 years after the Atlanta Olympics, won a bronze medal in tennis Leander pesae.
Karnam Malleshwari won a bronze medal in weightlifting at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She became the first Indian woman in Indian history to win an Olympic medal. She won a bronze medal in the 69 kg women's category.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won a silver medal in the men's double trap event in 2004. Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian to win individual gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Sushil Kumar also bagged a bronze medal. In Wrestling, India won the medal after 56 years. Apart from this, Vijender Singh also got bronze in boxing.




The London Olympics was the most successful for India, with India winning a total of 6 medals

The London Olympics was the most successful for India. India won a total of 6 medals, including 4 bronze and 2 silver medals.
Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar bagged silver while Gagan Narang, Saina Nehwal and MC Mary Kom bagged bronze.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Sakshi Malik became the first female wrestler to win a bronze medal. PV Sindhu also won a silver medal in women's singles badminton.

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