India’s first participation within the Olympic Video games was method again in 1900 nevertheless it despatched its first despatched group to the Summer season Olympic Video games solely in 1920 and has participated in each Summer season Video games since then.
India might begin sending a bigger delegation of athletes (greater than 50) to the Olympics 1948 onwards due to the Indian Olympic Affiliation’s (IOA’s) wider outreach, representing a number of sports activities – every chosen by its sports activities federation.
On the 2016 Summer season Olympics, a report variety of 117 Indian athletes competed. Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze medal ( within the girls’s freestyle 58 kg class) to change into the primary Indian girl wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Shuttler P V Sindhu turned the primary Indian girl to win a silver medal within the Olympics and in addition the youngest Indian Olympic medallist.
2016 Olympics medal desk India:
Silver – PV Sindhu – badminton
Bronze – Sakshi Malik – wrestling
Sakshi Malik bout for Bronze:
Shut Shaves: A number of athletes did come shut, reaching the quarter-finals and semi-finals. Trying again, India fell one match wanting profitable 5 extra medals at Rio 2016 with Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Dipa Karmakar, Vikas Krishan, Kidambi Srikanth, and the Indian hockey males’s group all failing on the quarter-final stage.
Srikanth notably fought properly till the quarters the place he was thwarted by China’s Lin Dan.
Dipa Karmakar, who turned the primary Indian in 52 years to take part in gymnastics, made headlines after she executed a ‘Produnova’ however solely managed a fourth-place end.
The Indian hockey males’s group additionally reached the quarters the place they fell to Belgium.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have been in all probability the closest amongst any athlete who got here to touchdown one other medal. The duo their first two doubles matches earlier than shedding in three units to USA’s Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram within the semis.
So much was anticipated from the Indian taking pictures contingent however the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu did not safe a podium end. Whereas Bindra and Rai did make it to the ultimate they completed fourth and final respectively.