The Olympics are international sports that were recognized and participated in many countries across the world. India has also started participating in the Olympics since 1990. Many great India Athletes have won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Olympics and made the nation proud of their sporting skills and talent. Here, check out the Famous Olympic Medallists who won medals for India with their incredible performances.
Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle event at the 2004 Athens Olympics and became India’s first-ever individual gold medallist at the Olympics. He also won the Gold medal at ISSF World Shooting Championships and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Sushil Kumar Solanki is an Indian freestyle wrestler and the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals. He won silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has received many Gold medals in World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Vijay Kumar Sharma is an India shooter who won the silver medal in the individual 25-meter rapid fire pistol event. This medal was the second medal for India in London 2012. He also won three gold medals and one silver medal in Commonwealth Games.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu also known as PV Sindhu, is a famous Indian professional badminton player and first Indian ever to become a world champion in badminton. She won medals at numerous tournaments and she is the first Indian woman to reach the Olympic final in badminton and won an Olympic silver medal in the 2016 Olympics.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a famous Indian shooter. He won 25 international medals at various championships and a Silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He set a record of 192 targets out of 200 and won the Gold medal in Commonwealth Games
There are many other Indian players like Sakshi Malik (Wrestling), Mary Kom (Boxing), Saina Nehwal (Badminton), Karnam Malleswari (Weightlifting), Vijendra Kumar (Boxing), Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling), and Gagan Narang (Shooting) who won medals in the Olympics and brought glory for our country.