India at Summer Olympics..

1. India's first-ever Olympian was Norman Pritchard. He is often dubbed as "India's greatest Olympic hero". Pritchard took part in the Paris Games in 1900, the second edition of the Summer Olympics.

2. Pritchard competed in as many as five events -- 60m, 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles, and 200m hurdles. He won two silver medals in the 1900 Olympics.

3. Pritchard also becomes the first Asian-born athlete to win a medal at the Games.

4. India's first-ever official Olympic contingent was named in 1920 after the country got its affiliation from the International Olympics Committee.

5. India got its IOC affiliation only in 1926.

6. Till now, Indian athletes have won 28 medals, all at the Summer Olympic Games.

7. India's national field hockey team wins eleven medals in twelve Olympics between 1920 and 1980. The run included 8 gold medals total and six successive gold medals from 1928–1956.

8. As an independent nation, the first medal in Olympics comes when the Indian field hockey team won a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics by defeating Great Britain in the final.

9. In the 1952 Summer Olympics wrestler K.D. Jadhav won the first individual medal for independent India.

10. Abhinav Bindra remains the only Indian athlete to win an individual gold medal when he bagged a gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Games.

11. Total Number of Medal Win: ----------- 28

12. Gold Medal: ----------- 8 (Team)London Olympics

13. Gold Medal: ----------- 1 (Individual)

14. Silver Medal: ----------- 7

15. Bronze Medal: ----------- 12

16. Total Appearance In Olympic: ----------- 34 times

17. First Appearance In Olympic: ----------- 1896 Athens Olympics

18. Highest Number of Medal Win: ----------- 6 Medals, 2012 London Olympics

19. Best Rank: ----------- 17, 1900 Paris Olympics

20. Largest delegation by India: ----------- 117 Athletics, 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian Medal Winners in Summer Olympics Games

India in Olympic
Olympic Name/Team Sport Event Medal
1900 Paris Norman Pritchard Athletics Men's 200 metre Silver
1900 Paris Norman Pritchard Athletics Men's 200 metre hurdles Silver
1928 Amsterdam National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1932 Los Angeles National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1936 Berlin National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1948 London National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1952 Helsinki National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1952 Helsinki Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav Wrestling Men's freestyle Bantamweight Bronze
1956 Melbourne National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1960 Rome National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Silver
1964 Tokyo National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1968 Mexico National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Bronze
1972 Munich National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Bronze
1980 Moscow National team Field Hockey Men's Competition Gold
1996 Atlanta Leander Paes Tennis Men's singles Bronze
2000 Sydney Karnam Malleswari Weightlifting WoMen's 69 kg Bronze
2004 Athens Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Shooting Men's double trap Silver
2008 Beijing Abhinav Bindra Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle Gold
2008 Beijing Vijender Singh Boxing Men's 75 kg Bronze
2008 Beijing Sushil Kumar Wrestling Men's 66 kg Freestyle Bronze
2012 London Gagan Narang Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle Bronze
2012 London Vijay Kumar Shooting Men's 25 Rapid Fire Pistol Silver
2012 London Saina Nehwal Badminton WoMen's Singles Bronze
2012 London Mary Kom Boxing WoMen's Flyweight Bronze
2012 London Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling Men's 60 kg Freestyle Bronze
2012 London Sushil Kumar Wrestling Men's 60 kg Freestyle Silver
2016 Rio P. V. Sindhu Badminton WoMen's singles Silver
2016 Rio Sakshi Malik Wrestling WoMen's freestyle 58 kg Bronze