India's top 10 performed events in olympics since 1900 to 2008.

Saturday, March 6, 2010 3:03 AM Posted by COME LETS PLAY
1) HOCKEY >> ""INDIA HAVE WON 8 TIMES GOLD MEDAL IN OLYMPICS,Between 1928-1956 India at the Olympics, won the gold medal consecutively, 6 times. India played 24 Olympic matches, won all 24, scored 178 goals (at an average of 7.43 goals per match) and conceded only 7 goals.The two other gold medals for India came in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1980 Moscow Olympics.the only triple gold medalists for India were the `Hockey Wizard` (Dhyan Chand and goalkeeper Richard James Allen (1928-1936)).After the 1956 Olympics, Balbir Singh Sr., Randhir Singh Gentle and Ranganathan Francis became the other triple gold medalists for India (1948-1956)"".Apart from the 8 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronzes also been taken into account of INDIAN HOCKEY in olympics.

2) 10M AIR RIFLE >> ""INDIA'S FIRST INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALIST IN 1ST 10M AIR RIFLE AT BEIJING 2008 (ABHINAV BINDRA)""

3) MEN'S DOUBLE TRAP >> "(RAJYAVARDAN SINGH RATHORE) >> SILVER MEDAL in 2004 Athens"

4) ATHLETICS >> India first participated in Olympics in 1900 in Paris. The country was represented by NORMAN PRITCHARD, an Anglo Indian who was holidaying in Paris during that time. He bagged two silver medals in 200m. dash and 200m hurdles.
six Indians and the 4x400 women's relay team have reached the finals of their events in Olympics. Henry Rebello in 1948 London (Triple Jump), Milkha Singh 1960 Rome (fourth place in 400 metres), Gurbachan Singh Randhawa 1964 Tokyo (fifth place in 100 m hurdles), Sriram singh 1976 Montreal ( seventh in 800m), P.T Usha in 1984 Los Angeles ( fourth in 400m hurdles) who unfortunately lost her bronze by 1/100th of a second and the 4 member squad of the 400m. women's relay P.T.Usha, M.D.Valsamma, Vandana Rao, Shiny Abraham reached seventh place, the same year.

5)WRESTLING >>KD Jadhav India's first individual Olympic medalist when he won the wrestling bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games.AFTER him the guy who have started the beginning in the next generation decade was none other than SUSHIL KUMAR. he bags bronze medal in 2008

6) WEIGHT LIFTING >>KARNAM MALLESHWARI became the first woman to win an Olympic medal for India to win bronze and was the third individual medalist overall.


7) LAWN TENNIS >> LEANDER PAES First Indian to win an individual medal in 1996 Atlanta. he is one of the best and most successful player in indian tennis. he is the man who came from 84 to 14th position in overall ranking in the same year of 1996 Olympics. He is practicing these days to make his debut in doubles with MAHESH BHUPATHI for the last time to achieve a medal in upcoming 2012 Olympics

8) BOXING >> VIJENDER SINGH >> BRONZE MEDALIST IN BEIJING 2008 ""A 23 YEAR OLD MAN FROM A VILLAGE OF HARYANA MADE HISTORIC FIRST PERSON TO GET THE MEDAL IN INDIAN BOXING"".

9) CLAY PIGEON TRAP under SHOOTING CATEGORY>> DR.KARNI SINGH was the unbeaten National champion in clay pigeon trap for 17 years, from 1960 to 1977. He competed in five Olympics at Rome, Tokyo, Mexico, Munich, and Moscow.declared World Vice Champion in tie shoot winning silver medal, Tokyo Pre-Olympics-1963, Captained Indian Shooting Team at Tokyo Olympics-1964 but lost his balanced in 1 shot and lost, he gained 5th position.Also he gained gold twice in world championship too.

10) GYMNASTICS AND BADMINTON INDIA didn't achieved any medals in olympics but the two factors that came to my account are Two Indian-American athletes have made it into gymnastics and badminton in the Beijing Olympics from US.
RAJ BHAVSAR,Paul Hamm who is olympic gold madealist in 2004 made it to the team had to withdraw following a rotator injury and broken hand.So Bhavsar waiting in the wings as an alternate qualifies and makes it to Beijing Olympics and gained bronze medal in 2008 beijing
ALISHA RICARDI gained team bronze in gymnastics as she is the 1st indo-american girl to represent USA and stood in 2nd position ,
RAJU RAI representing Team USA Badminton in Mens Singles competition gained only the participation and they are looking forward to accomplish medal in 2012 olympics

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