India's Olympic medals

India first participated in Olympics in 1900 in Paris. The country was represented by Norman Pritchard, an Anglo Indian who was holidaying in Paris during that time. He bagged two silver medals in 200m dash and 200m hurdles.

Indian athletes have won a total of 20 medals (till now), mostly in field hockey. For a period of time, India's men's field hockey team was dominant in Olympic competition, winning eleven medals in twelve Olympiads between 1928 and 1980.

The 2008 Summer Olympics has been the best ever Olympics for India with India winning three Olympic medals in three different sports and also winning first individual Olympic gold medal won by Abhinav Bindra.

Look at the following table for India's performance in Summer Olympics:

GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Paris 19000202

Amsterdam 19281001

Los Angeles 19321001

Berlin 19361001

London 19481001

Helsinki 19521012

Melbourne 19561001
Rome 19600101

Tokyo 19641001

Mexico City 19680011

Munich 19720011
Moscow 19801001
Atlanta 19960011

Sydney 20000011

Athens 20040101

Beijing 20081023
         TOTAL 9 4 7 20

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