List of Indian Olympics Medal Winners 1900-2020 (Name of Athletes with Medals)

List of Indian Olympics Medal Winners 1900-2020: With debut in Olympic Games 1900, Indian athletes have performed exceptionally well and won 35 medals. Two silver medals of Norman Pritchard in 1900 Olympic Games have made India the 1st Asian nation to win an Olympic medal.

It was 1920 Summer Olympic Games when India sent their team for the first time to participate. Indian Men’s Field Hockey Team had performed really well with 11 medals in 12 Olympic Games played between 1928 and 1980. The first gold medal was also grabbed by Men’s Field Hockey Team in 1928 Summer Olympics.

List of Indian Olympics Medal Winners 1900-2020

If you are preparing for competitive exams in India including UPSC then it is essential for you to know the list of Indian Olympics Medal Winners since 1900 to 2020.

You may get 2-3 questions from Olympics medals in various government exams in India. Let’s have a look at the table listing Indian Olympics Medal Winners 1900-2020:

GamesAthlete Name/Team ParticipateMedal SecuredEvent
1900 ParisNorman PritchardSilverMen’s 200 metres
1900 ParisNorman PritchardSilverMen’s 200 metre hurdles
1928 AmsterdamMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1932 Los AngelesMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1936 BerlinMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1948 LondonMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1952 HelsinkiMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1952 HelsinkiK. D. JadhavBronzeWrestling, Men’s freestyle Bantamweight
1956 MelbourneMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1960 RomeMen’s Field Hockey TeamSilverMen’s competition
1964 TokyoMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1968 Mexico CityMen’s Field Hockey TeamBronzeMen’s competition
1972 MunichMen’s Field Hockey TeamBronzeMen’s competition
1980 MoscowMen’s Field Hockey TeamGoldMen’s competition
1996 AtlantaLeander PaesBronzeTennis, Men’s singles
2000 SydneyKarnam MalleswariBronzeWeightlifting, Women’s 69 kg
2004 AthensRajyavardhan Singh RathoreSilverShooting, Men’s double trap
2008 BeijingAbhinav BindraGoldShooting, Men’s 10 m air rifle
2008 BeijingVijender SinghBronzeBoxing, Middleweight
2008 BeijingSushil KumarBronzeWresting , Men’s freestyle 66 kg
2012 LondonVijay KumarSilverShooting, Men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol
2012 LondonSushil KumarSilverWrestling, Men’s freestyle 66 kg
2012 LondonSaina NehwalBronzeBadminton, Women’s singles
2012 LondonMary KomBronzeBoxing, Women’s flyweight
2012 LondonGagan NarangBronzeShooting, Men’s 10m air rifle
2012 LondonYogeshwar DuttBronzeWrestling, Men’s freestyle 60 kg
2016 Rio de JaneiroP. V. SindhuSilverBadminton, Women’s singles
2016 Rio de JaneiroSakshi MalikBronzeWrestling, Women’s freestyle 58 kg
2020 Tokyo OlympicsNeeraj ChopraGoldMen’s javelin throw
2020 Tokyo OlympicsSaikhom Mirabai ChanuSilverWeightlifting, Women’s 49 kg
2020 Tokyo OlympicsRavi Kumar DahiyaSilverWrestling, Men’s freestyle 57 kg
2020 Tokyo OlympicsP. V. SindhuBronzeBadminton, Women’s singles
2020 Tokyo OlympicsLovlina BorgohainBronzeBoxing, Women’s welterweight
2020 Tokyo OlympicsMen’s Field Hockey TeamBronzeField Hockey, Men’s tournament
2020 Tokyo OlympicsBajrang PuniaBronzeWrestling, Men’s freestyle 65 kg

GK Questions on Indian Olympics Medal Winners

Who won the first individual medal in Olympics?

Norman Pritchard (1900 Paris)

Who won the first individual medal in Olympics after independence?

K. D. Jadhav (1952 Helsinki)

Which team won the first gold medal in Olympics?

: Men’s Field Hockey Team (1928 Amsterdam)

Which team won the first gold medal in Olympics after Independence?

Men’s Field Hockey Team (1948 London)

Who won the first individual gold medal in Olympics?

Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing)

Who is the first female medalist in Olympics?

Karnam Malleswari

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