2008 Summer Olympics, the most awaited sports event of the world, is being held at Beijing, the capital of People's Republic of China. This mega festival, spanning over more than 20 days, has a total of 302 events in which sports persons from across 205 countries are competing.
Various nations including China, United States, Japan, South Korea and India are vying for the first place in the medal tally. Know all about the performance of India at this one of its kind event and get details of total India Olympics medal tally India has started its Olympics medal race with winning a Gold in 10 m Air Rifle. Abhinav Bindra, a businessman from Chandigarh bagged the first individual gold for India in the history of Indian Olympics. The last time India won a gold at Olympics was way back in 1980 when Indian hockey team won the finals in Men's competition. After that in 1996 Leander Paes stood at number three in Men's Singles (Tennis). In 2004 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won silver medal in 2004 Summer Olympics but the dream of winning a Gold at Olympics came true only on 11th August 2008 when Abhinav Bindra left his competitors behind to achieve this memorable feat.
This time Indian Olympics team has started with a bang and has won one Gold (Abhinav Bindra) and two Bronze (Sushil Kumar - 66Kg men's freestyle wrestling, Vijender Kumar - 75 Kg boxing) and has finally been able to overcome its 'one-medal nation at Olympics' tag in this 2008 Summer Olympics. May 2012 London Olympics bring more Olympic glory to India.
India Olympics Medal Tally 2008 Summer Olympics
History of India Olympics Medal Tally
|1 - Abhinav Bindra (10 m Air Rifle)||0|| 2- Sushil Kumar (66Kg men's freestyle wrestling) & Vijender Kumar (75 Kg boxing)|
|1948||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|| || |
|1952||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|| ||1- Khashaba Jadhav, Men's freestyle bantamweight|
|1956||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|| || |
|1960|| ||1- Field Hockey Men's Competition|| |
|1964||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|| || |
|1968|| || ||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|
|1972|| || ||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|
|1976|| || || |
|1980||1- Field Hockey, Men's Competition|| || |
|1984|| || || |
|1988|| || || |
|1992|| || || |
|1996|| || ||1- Leander Paes, Men's singles Tennis|
|2000|| || ||1 - Karnam Malleswari, Women's 69 Kg Weightlifting|
|2004|| ||1 - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Men's double trap Shooting|| |
Last Updated on 6/6/2012