India’s Individual Olympic Medallists After Independence

India’s individual Olympic medallists after Independence

Since independence, India has produced a total of 13 individual Olympic medallists. How much do you know about all of them? Here’s one list you need to know ahead of Rio2016:

  1. K. D. Jadhav: Wrestling ,Bronze medal 1952, Helsinki

He Started Wrestling at the age of 5 . He Finished 6th at the 48th Olympics in London,

Finished 3rd  at 52 Olympics, Helsinki. Later He Became a Police constable till 1982.

K. D. Jadhav

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  1. Leander Paes: Tennis, Bronze medal 1996, Atlanta

Leander Paes is First Indian Olympian to win an individual medal in 44 years.

He is also First Indian to appear in six consecutive Olympics .Won the Junior Wimbledon title at the age of 17. He won Grand Slams: 8 double and 10 mixed double titles.

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  1. Karnam Malleswari : Weightlifting ,Bronze medal,2000 Sydney

Karnam  was First Indian to win individual Olympic medal. He was World champion in 1994 and 1995.

Karnam Malleswari

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  1. Rajyavardhan Rathore: Double Trap Shooting, Silver medal ,2004 Athens

He is the 1st Olympics silver medallist winner from independent India. He Won over 20 medals between 2002 and 2006. Recipient of 1990 Sword of Honour from the IMA

Currently serving country as Cabinet minister.

Rajyavardhan Rathore

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  1. Abhinav Bindra : 10 m Air Rifle, Gold medal, 2008 Beijing

Abhinav is Indian to win individual Olympic gold medal in the history of India.

He Was as Arjuna awardee at the age of 18.In 2009 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan .

He will be the flag bearer for India at Rio 2016.

Abhinav Bindra

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  1. Vijendar Singh: Boxing(Middleweight), Bronze medal,2008 Beijing

1st Indian pugilist to win a Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympics

He was world number one in the middleweight category in 2009

He went pro in 2015 and currently has 6-0 win/loss ratio.

Vijendar Singh

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  1. Sushil Kumar: Freestyle wrestling ,Bronze- 2008 Beijing, Silver-2012 London

He is India’s only athlete to have won 2 individual medals at two different  Olympics .

He was the flag bearer for India in London 2012

In 2010 Commonwealth Games He was Voted most popular athlete .

Sushil Kumar

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  1. Vijay kumar: 25m Pistol Shooting ,Silver medal 2012Londo

He  is a serving Subedar Major in the Indian Army.

He Won the gold medal at both 2006 and 2016 Commonwealth Games

Vijay kumar

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  1. Saina Nehwal: Badminton,Bronze-2012 London

First Indian female badminton player to win an Olymic medal

She is the First Indian female to become world number 1 in badminton.

Saina Nehwal

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10. M.C. Mary Kom : Boxing(flyweight), Bronze -2012 London

She is From Manipur ,She had to hide her training from her parents who were into agriculture.

A mother of two children, She runs her own boxing academy . She is A five-time world Boxing Champion.

M.C. Mary Kom

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  1. Yogeshwar Dutt: Freestyle wrestling, Bronze-2012 London

His parent wanted him to follow their footsteps to become a school teacher.

He won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games  right after a Knee Surgery.

Yogeshwar Dutt

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  1. Gagan Narang: Air Rifle shooting, Bronze-2012 London

He is the Winner of eight gold medals at the  Commonwealth Games.

He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan award in 2010

Gagan Narang

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