Revisiting history: A look back at India's Olympic medallists

India has won a total of 28 medals (9xGold, 7xSilver, 12xBronze) at the Olympics, including a stellar feat of eight gold medals in field hockey.

HOCKEY: India's field hockey teams have won a total of 11 medals at the Olympic Games - India bagged gold in: 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles), 1936 (Berlin), 1948 (London), 1952 (Helsinki), 1956 (Melbourne), 1964 (Tokyo) and 1980 (Moscow). - It clinched the silver medal in 1960 (Rome) and bronze in 1968 (Mexico) and 1972 (Munich). Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES
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SHOOTING: India has four medals to its name in the sport. - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was the first shooter to win an Olympic medal with his silver medal effort at the 2004 Summer Games. - Abhinav Bindra scripted history at the 2008 Olympics by becoming the first shooter to win a gold medal. - In the 2012 edition, Vijay Kumar won silver, while Gagan Narang clinched the bronze medal. Photo: AP/PTI/The Hindu Archives
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WRESTLING: India has four medals to its name in the Summer Games. -First-ever wrestling medallist from India was Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav when he clinched silver at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. -Sushil Kumar won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. -In 2012 London Games, Yogeshwar Dutt bagged the bronze medal. -Sakshi Malik also won the bronze medal in 2016 Rio Games. Photo: REUTERS/AP/THE HINDU ARCHIVE
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BADMINTON: Till date, Indian shuttlers have won two medals in the sport. - Saina Nehwal became the first shuttler to bag an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. - P.V. Sindhu clinched the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: REUTERS/GETTY
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BOXING: The sport in India is often synonymous with two names primarily because they are the country's only Olympic medallists till date. - At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Vijender Singh clinched bronze and became the first Indian boxer to bring an Olympic medal back home. - Six-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom clinched bronze in the 2012 London Games.
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ATHLETICS: India has two medals to its name in the sport and both were bagged by Norman Pritchard. Pritchard won two silver medals in 200m sprint and 200m hurdles in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. (Representative Image) Photo: Getty Images
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TENNIS: Leander Paes is India's sole medal winner in the sport till date. He achieved this feat at the 1996 Athens Olympics, where he won the bronze medal. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES
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WEIGHTLIFTING: Karnam Malleswari etched her name in the history books by becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in the sport. She bagged bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Photo: AP
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