APPEARANCE INDIA (BRITISH INDIA) PARTICIPATED IN 1900 OLYMPIC GAMES PARIS , INDIA WON 2 SILVER MEDALS IN ATHLETICS AND RANKED 17
INDIAN OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION (1927 – PRESENT) FIRST PRESIDENT – SIR DORABJI TATA, LATER REPLACED BY MAHARAJA BHUPINDRA SINGH, RULER OF PATIALA , A SPORTS FAN. THE PRESENT PRESIDENT IS VIJAY KUMAR MALHOTHRA.
INDIAN HOCKEY HOCKEY IS THE NATIONAL GAME OF INDIA. MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF OLYMPICS WITH 8 GOLD 1 SILVER AND 2 BRONZE. ONLY TEAM TO WIN 6 CONSECUTIVE OLYMPIC GOLD FROM 1928 – 1956.
“Indian Hockey Legend” - DYANCHAND 29/Aug/1905 – 3/Dec/1979
“Indian Hockey Legend” - DYANCHAND Started his career as a soldier in Indian army. He played for the army hockey team.. He qualified for the olympic team as center forward. In 1928 olympics Amsterdam Chand scored 14 goals in 5 matches.“This is not a game of hockey, but magic. Dhyan Chand is in fact the magician ofhockey” – A leading news paper
“Indian Hockey Legend” - DYANCHAND 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics and Tours India won the finals against USA , 24 – 1. in which chand scored 8/24.
“Indian Hockey Legend” - DYANCHAND Captaincy and 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics he was appointed as captain of the team. Indian team under his captaincy won the gold battling against germany (8 – 1) in the finals. Chand scored 4 goals Overall, in 3 Olympic tournaments, Chand had scored 33 goals in 12 matches
Legacy• August 29, Chands birthday, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.• Dhyan Chand holds record for the most international goals. >1000• The National Stadium, Delhi was renamed Dhyan Chand National Stadium in 2002 in his honour.• "He scores goals like runs in cricket“ – Don Bradman
Khashaba Dadasaheb JadhavBronze in wrestling,1952 Olympics Helsinki 15/1/1926 – 14/8/1984
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav• He learned wrestling from his father, who is wrestler.• He became best in his area and started participating in national level competitions• In the 1948 London Olympics, he participated in the flyweight category finishing sixth• 1952 Olympics won bronze medal.
Karnam MalleswariBronze medal in the 2000 SummerOlympics at Sydney for weightlifting 1/6/1975 - present
Karnam Malleswari In 1992 she participated in the Asian champion ship which took place inThailand and stood second and won three silver medals. She won a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney lifting 110 kg in the Snatch and 130 kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 240 kg She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal
Leander Paes 17 June 1973 (age 38) The most sucessful sportsman of india. Paes is the second man to win a medal in individual sport in India. Won bronze in 1996 Atlanta Olympics He won 46 career titles in doubles and mixed doubles events. His highest ranking is 1st in 1999 and now he holds the 8th position.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore ( Jaisalmer, Rajasthan) is an Indian shooter who won the silver medal in Mens Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens First indian to win a olympic silver medal January 29, 1970 (age 41)
Achievements• He has won Gold Medals in two World Cup Shooting Competitions, in (Sydney) 2004 and (Cairo) 2006.• In 2006 he won the Bronze Medal in the World Cup Final in (Spain) (an event only for the top 12 shooters of the world)• In all, from the period of 2002 to 2006 he had won 25 International Medals in highly competitive competitions in his sport of Doubletrap Shooting
Abhinav BindraSeptember 28, 1982(age 29) He won gold for Mens 10m AirRifle shooting in 2008 Beijing OlympicGames, The first Indian to win anindividual gold medal at the OlympicGames.
Sushil KumarMay 26, 1983 (age 28)[ He won bronze medal in the Mens 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won gold medalin the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships Moscow
Vijender Singh29 October 1985 (age 26) 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he won bronze for boxing, the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer He won a silver and bronze in common wealth games in 2006 and 2010 respectively.
Viswanathan Anand11 December 1969 (age 42)“TIGER OF MADRAS” “VISHY”
ACHIEVEMENTS• In 1987, he became the first Indian to win the World Junior Chess Championship.• In 1988, at the age of eighteen, he became Indias first Grandmaster by winning Shakti Finance International chess tournament.• World chess champion 2000 – 2002, 2007 - present• Anand has won the Chess Oscar in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008.• Anand won three consecutive Advanced Chess tournaments .• Currently he is rated 2nd in the world.
Sachin Ramesh TendulkarThe Little Master Master Blaster The Bombay Bomber God of Cricket“The Legend Of Indian Cricket”