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1 Indian Athletes who participated in Olympics over the years

2 In India, Athletics is counted among the most popular forms of sports and is played extensively throughout the country. India has so far produced several eminent Athletes, who have excelled in the international arena. The Indian Athletes started playing in the international Athletic meets for the first time in 1948, when they took part in the London Olympic Games. The Indian team comprised 8 Athletes in the 1948 Olympics, out of which 6 were men and 2 women. It was also the first time that the Indian Women Athletes participated in the Olympic Games. Since the 1948 Olympic Games, the Indian Athletes have shown considerable success in various international championships. Apart from the Olympics, they have excelled in the other prestigious championships like the Asian Games, World Championships, SAF Games etc. While showing great performances in the tournaments, the Indian Athletes have also won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for India.

3 Medals won by Indians

4 Dhyan Chand Achievements: Won 3 gold medals in Olympic games Awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956

5 P. T. Usha Achievements: Won silver medals in the 100 m and the 200 m events in the 1982 New Delhi Asiad Won gold in the 400 m with a new Asian record in the Asian Track and Field Championship in Kuwait Became the first Indian women to enter the final of an Olympics event in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Won five gold medals at the Asian Meet in Jakarta in 1985

6 Milkha Singh Achievements: Won the 200 and 400 meters events in the 1956 Tokyo Asian Games Won the 400 meters at the 1958 Cardiff Commonwealth Games Broke the Olympic record for the 400 meters event while finishing fourth in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games

7 Abhinav Bindra Achievements: Made a junior world record score of 597/600 in 2001 Munich World Cup and won bronze Received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2001 Gold in 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Became the first Indian shooter to win a World Championship gold Won India's first individual Olympic gold medal in 2008

8 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Achievements: Olympic silver medal in 2004 Athens Games Won the gold in the individual & team events in Men's double trap at the 2005 Asian Clay Shooting championships at Bangkok double trap team gold in 2005 Commonwealth Shooting Championships Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2004 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal

9 Vijender Singh Achievements: Won Bronze medal in Olympics, Beijing 2008 Won Bronze medal (Middleweight) in World Amateur Boxing Championship, Milan 2009

10 Dola Banerjee Achievements: First Indian woman archer to qualify for the Olympics Won the 18th Golden Arrow Grand Prix tournament at Antalya Gold in 2006 SAF Games Arjuna Award for 2005

11 Thank You By: Pranav Mathur Class- VI F Roll No- 22 Computer Science Holiday Homework


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