When did India won its first Olympic gold medal in hockey?

“A historic day for the nation in 1948. #Onthisday Independent India won its first Olympic medal in hockey beating Great Britain 4-0 and it was the first instance when our national anthem was sung at Wembley,” reads the caption.

Who won the first Olympic gold medal in hockey?

Post-Independence Hockey: Eight medals, five golds

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.

When did India last won gold medal in Olympics?

Indian hockey men’s team, gold medal – Moscow 1980

In a reduced field, India won three and drew two matches in the preliminary rounds. In the final, the Indian team beat Spain 4-3 to win the gold medal. It remains the last hockey gold for India at the Olympics.

Who won first Olympic medal in 2021 India?

Mirabai Chanu: India’s journey began when Mirabai Chanu, a weightlifter, gave India its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She took silver in the women’s 49 kg category.

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When did India first participated in Olympic?

India first participated in the Olympics in 1900 in Paris. The country was represented by Norman Pritchard, an Anglo Indian who was holidaying in Paris during that time.

How many times India won hockey gold medal in Olympics?

India’s hockey team is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won eight gold medals in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964 and 1980.

Who was the first Indian woman to win Olympic medal?

At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, weightlifter Karnam Malleswari marked her place in Olympic and Indian sports history. As she lifted 110 kg in the “snatch” and 130 kg in the “clean and jerk” for a total of 240 kg, she took the bronze medal and became India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal.

Can India win more medals in Olympics?

In the history of the last 121 years of the Olympic Games, India has achieved its best medal tally this time. Our Olympians have won one gold, two silver and four bronze medals. However, this number of medals could have been more. … This time, India participated in 18 sports out of 33 sports.

Who won 2 medals in Olympics for India 2021?

There’s no debate that badminton star PV Sindhu is the greatest athlete India had ever produced. The 27-year-old scripted history at the Tokyo Olympics; she became only the second Indian and the country’s first woman to win two Olympic medals.

When was the first Olympic started?

On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.

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