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15 achievements of India after independence in all fields of sports - 3: Indian Sports History

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Last updated: 24.06.2023
2012 Olympics medal winners for India achievements of India after independence in sports | Sports Social Blog

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If we observe closely then 2007 Cricket World Cup is a game changer for Indian sports industry. After the T20 world cup, BCCI announced the Indian Premier League and a surge of league and tournaments started and the domestic players had the chance to showcase their talent on International Platform.

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11.  One Gold and two Bronze Medals in Beijing 2008 :

Indian Shooter Shri Abhinav Bindra created history by winning India’s first ever Olympic Gold Medal in an individual event. Shri Bindra defeated China’s Zhu Qinan, Gold Medalist of Athens 2004, in the finals of 10 meters Air Rifle by scoring 700.5 points for the title. Since the time he won Gold Medal at the World Championship in 2006, Abhinav Bindra was being seen as the strong contestant for the medal at the Olympics.

Shri Sushil Kumar with the Bronze medal, Shri Vijender Kumar with the Bronze medal. Vijender Kumar made history by becoming the first Indian pugilist to enter the Semi-Finals in Olympics and winning the Bronze medal in the middleweight category.

12. XVI   Asian Games Guangzhou  2010 :

Gold      Silver    Bronze    Total
14             17        33             65

1) Pankaj Advani – Cue Sports Men’s English Billiards Singles

2) Bajrang Lal Takhar – Rowing Men’s Single Sculls

3) Ronjan Sodhi – Shooting Men’s Double Trap

4) Sudha Singh – Athletics Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

5) Preeja Sreedharan – Athletics Women’s 10,000m

6) Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh – Tennis Men’s Doubles

7) Somdev Devvarman – Tennis Men’s Singles

8) Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji – Athletics Women’s 400m Hurdles

9) Joseph Abraham – Athletics Men’s 400m Hurdles

10) Vikas Krishnan – Boxing Men’s 60kg

11) Indian Women's Team – Kabaddi

12) Indian Men Team – Kabaddi

13) Manjeet Kaur, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur – Athletics Women’s 4 x 400m Relay

14) Vijender Singh – Boxing Men’s 75 kg

13. XIX   Commonwealth Games Delhi  2010 :

Gold    Silver    Bronze     Total
 38            27       36             101

1. Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang – Men’s 10m Air Rifle (Pairs)Shooting  

2. Anisa Sayyed and Rani Sarnobat - Women’s 25m Pistol (Pairs) Shooting

3. Ravinder Singh – Men’s 60kg – Repechage Wrestling-Greco-Roman

4. Anil Kumar Men’s 96kg – Repechage Wrestling-Greco-Roman

5. Sanjay Kumar Men’s 74kg – Repechage Wrestling-Greco-Roman

6. Renu Bala Chanu Yumnam – Women’s 58 kg Category Weightlifting

7. Ravi Kumar Katulu- Men’s 69 kg Category Weightlifting

8. Anisa Sayyed- Women’s 25m Pistol Shooting

9. Omkar Singh- Men’s 50m Pistol Shooting

10. Rajender Kumar – Men’s 55kg – Repechage Wrestling-Greco-Roman

11. Gagan Narang- Men’s 10m Air Rifle Shooting

12.Omkar Singh and Gurpreet Singh – Men’s 10m Air Pistol (Pairs) Shooting

13 Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar- Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) Shooting

14. Geeta Rani – Women’s 55kg – Repechage Wrestling-Freestyle

15. Alka Tomar- Women’s 59kg – Repechage Wrestling-Freestyle

16. Dola Banerjee, Deepika Kumar, and Bombayala Laishram- Women’s Recurve – Team Archery

17. Gagan Narang and Imran Hassan Khan- Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pairs) Shooting

18. Omkar Singh – Men’s 10m Air Pistol Shooting

19. Anita Kumari Women’s 67kg – Repechage Wrestling-Freestyle

20. Vijay Kumar – Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Shooting

21. Vijay Kumar and Harpreet Singh- Men’s 25m Centre Fire Pistol (Pairs) Shooting

22. Gagan Narang- Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting

23. Yogeshwar Dutt- Men’s 60kg – Repechage Wrestling-Freestyle

24. Narsingh Panch Yadav- Men’s 74kg – Repechage Wrestling-Freestyle

25. Deepika Kumari- Women’s Recurve – Individual Archery

26. Rahul Banerjee- Men’s Recurve – Individual Gold Medal Match Archery

27. Harpreet Singh- Men’s 25m Centre Fire Pistol (Singles) Shooting

28. Somdev Devvarman- Men’s Singles – Gold Medal Match Tennis

29. Sushil Kumar- Men’s 66kg – Repechage Wrestling-Freestyle  

30. Krishna Poonia – Discus throw (women)

31. Heena Sindhu and Anuraj Singh – Women’s pairs 10m air pistol event

32. Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur – Women’s 4 x 400m Relay

33. Suranjoy Mayengbam – Fly Weight 52kg Boxing event

34. Manoj Kumar – Light Welter Weight 64kg Boxing event

35. Paramjeet Samota – Super Heavy Weight +91kg Boxing event   

36. Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha – Table Tennis men’s doubles final

37. Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta – Badminton doubles

38. Saina Nehwal – Badminton Singles

14. World Cup Cricket, India 2011 :

After 28 Years, India beat Sri Lanka to win the World Cup, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni guiding the run chase. India became the first team to win batting second in a final since Sri Lanka beat Australia by eight wickets in 1996.

15.   2012 London Olympics, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals :

India's star grappler Sushil Kumar won the men's 66kg freestyle category silver in the London Olympics.Sushil thrashed Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan 9-6 in the semifinals to become first India wrestler to reach the final of Olympic.  After taking the 3-0 lead in the first round, Sushil was down by his opponent in the second round. However, the Indian wrestler fought back to score 6 points in the final round, finishing with the score of 9-6 at London's Riverbank Arena.  Sushil had earlier defeated Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan in his quarterfinal bout.  Sushil Kumar won his opening bout against Ramazan Sahin of Turkey, who had won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Army sharp shooter Vijay Kumar fought a nerve-wracking battle with five other top marksmen to clinch the silver medal in the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Olympic Games.  

Vijay Kumar beat back the challenge of world champion Alexei Klimov of Russia, Chinese duo of Ding Feng and Zhang Jian and German Christian Reitz in the 40-shot final to finish runner-up in a thrilling finale behind Cuba's Leuris Pupo who shot his way to the gold with a world record equalling score of 34. The 26-year-old Army subedar from Himachal Pradesh found the target 30 times out of 40 attempts in the series comprising eight rounds of five shots each.       

Opening the medals account for India, Gagan Narang won the country its first medal in the London Olympics 2012. Narang bagged a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event.Narang has won numerous medals in the ISSF World Cups, World Championship, Commonwealth Games and the ASIAD, besides creating a new world record in 2008.


Saina Nehwal gave India its maiden medal in Olympic Games badminton.

Her opponent  folded up with a dodgy knee after leading 21-18, 1-0, but Saina was on the threshold of entering the zone from where she might have dominated this bronze playoff, getting her tiring opponent to play long rallies, even as she stumbled, slipped and asked for water breaks  


India's star woman boxer MC Mary Kom, five-time world champion ensured a piece of history for herself and the country by fetching a bronze in the flyweight 51kg category.

"Magnificent Mary", from Manipur,   was the lone Indian in fray when women's boxing made its Olympic debut in the London Games.

Yogeshwar Dutt put up a brilliant display of power packed freestyle wrestling in the Olympic Games and won a bronze medal. The 29-year-old experienced grappler from Sonepat in Haryana showed tremendous fighting spirit and exhibited excellent technique against three very strong rivals in the repechage rounds to clinch India's fifth medal of the Games.

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