Olympic All medals for India, All details, UPSC, SSC, Current Affairs for exam

Olympic All medals for India, All details, UPSC, SSC, Current Affairs for exam

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History of OlympicsOlympics games were started in 776 BC on Mount Olympia in the honour of Greek God “Zeus”,

1. Olympics games were started in 776 BC on Mount Olympia in the honour of Greek God “Zeus”,

2. The modern Olympic Games were started in Athens the capital of Greece on 6th April, 1896 with great efforts made by French nobleman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

3. The Olympics Games are organised after every four years.

4. The Olympic flag is made up of White Silk and contains five interviewed rings as the Olympic Emblem.

5. The five interlaced rings are arranged in 3-2 pattern on a white background, with the blue ring to the extreme left, followed by yellow, black, green and red, in the same order. Blue for Europe, Black for Africa, Red for Americas(North and South America), Yellow for Asia and Green for Oceania (Australia and New Zealand).

6. The Official Olympic Motto is “Cititus, Altius, Forties”, a Latin Phrase meaning Swifter, Higher, Stronger.Olympic motto

7. The Head Office of International Olympics Committee (IOC) is at  Susanne (Switzerland).

Olympic flame ceremony:Olympic flame ceremony

The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement. It is also a symbol of continuity between ancient and modern games. Several months before the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame is lit at Olympia, Greece. This ceremony starts the Olympic torch relay, which formally ends with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The flame then continues to burn in the cauldron for the duration of the Games, until it is extinguished during the Olympic closing ceremony.

India at the Olympics History

The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896 and it took India only four years before seeing their first representation at the Summer Olympic Games. It all started for India in 1900 when they sent lone athlete Norman Pritchard to Paris where he won two medals in Men’s 200 metres and Men’s 200 metre hurdles.

The pre-Independence Indian hockey team dominated the Olympics from 1928 to 1936 winning an unprecedented three titles. In the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, India beat Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland before defeating Netherlands 3 – 0 in the final to claim their first ever gold.dhayan chand Olympics

In 1932 Summer Olympics, India defeated USA 24 – 1, the largest margin of victory in Olympic history. In 1936 Summer Olympics final, they defeated Germany 8 – 1, the largest margin of victory ever in an Olympic final.

Note: India have won 10 gold medals at the Olympics. The men’s hockey team itself accounts for eight of them.

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav won First individual medal in 1952 Olympics :First individual medal in India in Olympics

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav created history, becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic medal (bronze) in an individual sport at the Helsinki Olympics.

Indian First woman to win a medal at Olympics :First-ever Indian woman to win an Olympic medal, Karnam Malleswari brought won a bronze medal in the weightlifting 69kg women’s category of Sydney Olympics.

First-ever Indian woman to win an Olympic medal, Karnam Malleswari brought won a bronze medal in the weightlifting 69kg women’s category of Sydney Olympics.

Note: India have won 10 gold medals at the Olympics. The men’s hockey team itself accounts for eight of them.

9th gold medal Abhinav Bindra in men’s 10m air rifle shooting – Beijing 2008

10th gold medal Neeraj Chopra in men’s javelin throw – Tokyo 2020. 

First woman wrestler to win medal: Rio 2016First woman wrestler to win medal: Rio 2016

In a traditionally male-dominated sport, Sakshi Malik became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal with her bronze medal finish in the Women’s freestyle 58 kg category.

PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach an Olympic final in the 2016 Games.neeraj chopra gold medal at Tokyo Olympics

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics games, Neeraj Chopra, the 23-year-old farmer’s son from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second round throw of 87.58m in the finals to end India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics Summary 2020:

Around 11,000 athletes have competed in the Tokyo Games at 42 venues around Japan including the northern island of Hokkaido which was chosen to host the final event, the marathon, because of its milder summer temperatures.

Athletes competed in 339 medal events, representing 205 national Olympic committees, with one team made up of refugees. The Games were the most gender equal ever, with just under half of all athletes competing in women’s events, according to the IOC.

Following Tokyo 2020, the 2022 Winter Olympics will be in Beijing from February 4-20, making it the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games.

Paris will host the next Summer Games in three years, from July 27, 2024, with a pledge to fully align them with the Paris Climate Agreement by using only renewable energy and with a zero-waste policy.

Top 10 Countries at Tokyo Olympics 2020Top 10 Countries at Tokyo Olympics 2020

India at Tokyo Olympics 2020:

India finished 48th on the medal tally in Tokyo, its highest ranking in over four decades (if one were to go by the total number of medals, India would have actually finished 33rd. However, ranking is done primarily based on gold medals won). The previous best in this period was the 51st rank finish at Beijing in 2008, when India won three medals, including Abhinav Bindra’s gold.

GOLD MEDALS 

1.NEERAJ CHOPRA | Athleteneeraj chopra gold medal at Tokyo Olympics

23-year-old boy from Haryana’s Panipat district relished and revelled in the moment. Following his golden throw, millions became emotional on hearing the national anthem at the Olympics for the first time since Beijing 2008.

SILVER MEDALS

1. SAIKHOM MIRABAI CHANU |WeightlifterSILVER SAIKHOM MIRABAI CHANU |Weightlifter

26-year-old from Manipur made light work of the heavy weights to clinch a silver with a smile in the 49kg category.

2.RAVI KUMAR DAHIYA |WrestlerRAVI KUMAR DAHIYA |Wrestler

23-year-old Olympic debutant from Sonipat. Unmindful, Kumar produced a performance of stunning audacity and endurance while trailing 2-9 against opponent Nurislam Sanayev in the semis. Desperate to get out of his iron grip, the Kazakh bit him badly in his forearm but Dahiya wouldn’t let go till the tide was turned. Dahiya fought hard but lost in the final to become India’s second silver medal-winning wrestler after Sushil Kumar.

BRONZE

1.MEN’S TEAM|HockeyMEN'S TEAM|Hockey

Indian men’s hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating a plucky Germany 5-4 to win the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match.

2. PV SINDHU |BadmintonPV SINDHU |Badminton

PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win 2 Olympic medals and taking Indian badminton to unprecedented heights.

Backing up her 2016 Rio Olympics silver, World No. 7 PV Sindhu notched a straight games victory against China’s He Bingjiao in their Bronze Medal face-off to secure a second consecutive Olympic medal for herself from the prestigious quadrennial Games.

3.LOVLINA BORGOHAIN |BoxingLOVLINA BORGOHAIN |Boxing

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal in her debut Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli

4.BAJRANG PUNIA | WrestlingBAJRANG PUNIA | Wrestling

India wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov to win the bronze medal in men’s freestyle 65kg wrestling at Tokyo Olympics. Punia won the sixth medal for India at the Games this year, and the fourth bronze for the nation.


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