Tuesday, 14 August 2012

India'n medal tally at London Olympics 2012

London Olympics Ended on the 12th of Aug 2012. India was able to gain just 6 medals(2 silver and 4 bronze) this year which is even lesser than the total medal of of an Olympic player like Michael Philips.
But this medal tally is by far the best medal tally by Indian contingent ever in a single Olympic game

Gagan Narang won the country's first medal at the Games (By order of winning numbers according the first date of winning), a bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event.
Vijay Kumar won a silver medal in men's 25 m rapid fire pistol event and became the third man ever representing India to win an individual silver medal after Norman Pritchard (2) and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
Adding to that, Saina Nehwal, won a bronze medal in women's singles in badminton. She has become the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. She is also the second Indian woman to win an individual medal after Karnam Malleswari's bronze medal in Weightlifting in 2000.
Mary Kom won India its fourth medal at the games by winning a Bronze in the Women's flyweight category in Boxing. She is the third Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics.
Yogeshwar Dutt by winning a bronze in the 60 kg Freestyle Wrestling event, won India the fourth bronze and the fifth medal overall. This is the third individual medal in wrestling after bronze medals by Sushil Kumar in 2008 and K D Jadhav in 1952.
Sushil Kumar won the Silver medal in 66 kg Freestyle wrestling. Sushil Kumar is the first Indian to win an individual medal in back to back Olympics. He had won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the same category.
India Ranked 55th among the all participant countries.
According to the Internal scale this is a very low medal tally for such a Huge country like India which is the second most populous country in the World. This medal tally 

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