The Indian field hockey team won gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics by defeating Great Britain in the final. It was the first gold medal for India as an independent nation..
How many gold India won in Olympics?
Here are the top 5 countries (and ties) along with India’s tally in terms of medal count during the 2021 Tokyo Games.
Who won gold medal in India?
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won gold in the Men’s 10 metre air rifle event becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games. Vijender Singh got the country’s first medal in boxing with his bronze medal in Middleweight category.
Who won the first gold for India in Olympics 2012?
Vijender Singh (boxing) and Sushil Kumar won a bronze each at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 2012 London Olympics was a good event for India, winning 6 individual medals. Till now, Sushil Kumar is the only Indian to have won two individual Olympics medals for India after Norman Pritchard.