India

Overview

NOCIndian Olympic Association
Flagbearers62

Participants

Olympic Games 890
Youth Olympic Games 66

Description

India’s first Olympic appearance can be traced to 1900 when Norman Pritchard, a British resident of Calcutta, competed in the sprints at Paris, representing the London Athletic Club and Great Britain. (Some Olympic historians consider him to have competed for Great Britain in 1900.) India’s next Olympic appearance occurred in 1920, although India’s National Olympic Committee was not formed until 1927. India has competed at all the Olympic Games since 1920. In 1928, India entered its first hockey team and won the gold medal. This was the first of six consecutive gold medals won by India in men’s field hockey. Eleven of India’s 28 medals in the Olympics have been won by its hockey (field) team, with eight of its nine golds coming in the sport. The other gold was by Abhinav Bindra in men’s air rifle shooting in 2008. India has competed at the 1964, 1968, 1988, 1992, and every Olympic Winter Games since 1998.

All the top medal winners for India have been their men hockey players. While nine hockey Olympians have won three hockey medals, only Udham Singh (IND) and Leslie Claudius (IND) have won four. Seven Indian hockey Olympians have won three gold medals, among them Udham Singh and Claudius, and Dhyan Chand, Balbir Singh, Sr., Ranganandhan Francis, Randhir Singh Gentle, and Richard Allen.

Participated as

Edition Name
1900 Summer Olympics British India
1920 Summer Olympics British India
1924 Summer Olympics British India
1928 Summer Olympics British India
1932 Summer Olympics British India
1936 Summer Olympics British India
All other editions India

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 1 13 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 21 0 21 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 19 0 19 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 27 0 27 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 79 0 79 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 60 4 64 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 58 1 59 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 45 0 45 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 52 1 53 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 25 0 25 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 1 41 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 26 0 26 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 16 72 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 42 6 48 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 39 7 46 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 46 6 52 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 9 49 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 21 65 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 48 25 73 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 31 22 53 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 21 11 32 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 58 23 81 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 19 13 32 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 61 51 112 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 8 2 10 Results
Alpinism 7 0 7 Results
Archery 13 8 21 Results
Art Competitions 2 0 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 10 1 11 Results
Athletics 119 53 172 Results
Badminton 11 7 18 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 12 0 12 Results
Boxing 46 1 47 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 11 0 11 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 14 0 14 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 6 0 6 Results
Football (Football) 42 0 42 Results
Golf 2 1 3 Results
Hockey 226 30 256 Results
Judo 7 7 14 Results
Luge 1 0 1 Results
Rowing 9 0 9 Results
Sailing 10 0 10 Results
Shooting 36 12 48 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 20 6 26 Results
Table Tennis 6 7 13 Results
Tennis 14 7 21 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 17 0 17 Results
Weightlifting 25 5 30 Results
Wrestling 74 4 78 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 4 0 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Athletics 7 3 10 Results
Badminton 3 1 4 Results
Boxing 4 0 4 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 0 1 1 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Rowing 4 2 6 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 2 3 5 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 2 4 Results
Table Tennis 2 2 4 Results
Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Weightlifting 2 2 4 Results
Wrestling 4 2 6 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 6 2 8
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 4 6
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hockey 8 1 2 11
Shooting 1 2 1 4
Athletics 0 2 0 2
Wrestling 0 1 4 5
Badminton 0 1 1 2
Boxing 0 0 2 2
Tennis 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 2 0 2
Boxing 0 1 1 2
Wrestling 0 1 1 2
Badminton 0 1 0 1
Tennis 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 0 1 0 1
Archery 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Leslie Claudius IND 3 1 0 4
Udham Singh IND 3 1 0 4
Richard Allen IND 3 0 0 3
Dhyan Chand IND 3 0 0 3
Ranganathan Francis IND 3 0 0 3
Balbir Singh, Sr. IND 3 0 0 3
Randhir Singh Gentle IND
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3 0 0 3
Shankar Laxman IND 2 1 0 3
Roop Singh IND 2 0 0 2
Keshav Dutt IND 2 0 0 2
Leslie Hammond IND 2 0 0 2
Sayed Jaffar IND 2 0 0 2
Hari Pal Kaushik IND 2 0 0 2
Amir Kumar IND 2 0 0 2
Raghbir Lal IND 2 0 0 2
Govind Perumal IND 2 0 0 2
Eric Pinniger IND 2 0 0 2
G. Nandy Singh IND 2 0 0 2
Kunwar Digvijay Singh IND 2 0 0 2
Carlyle Tapsell IND 2 0 0 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Shiva Thapa IND 0 1 0 1
Pooja Dhanda IND 0 1 0 1
Arjun Kumar IND 0 1 0 1
Kumar Durgesh IND 0 1 0 1
Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar IND 0 1 0 1
Yuki Bhambri IND 0 1 0 1
Venkat Rahul Ragala IND 0 1 0 1
Vikas Krishan Yadav IND 0 0 1 1
Neha Thakur IND 0 0 1 1
Satyawart Kadian IND 0 0 1 1
Atul Verma IND 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Sir Dorabji Tata 1920—1927
Guru Dutt Sondhi 1932—1966
Raja Bhalindra Singh 1947—1992
Ashwini Kumar 1973—2000
Ashwini Kumar 2000—2015
Randhir Singh 2001—2014
Randhir Singh 2015—
Nita Ambani 2016—
Narinder Batra 2019—