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Legendary stars

The world's second-most populous country with over a billion people has won only eight Olympic golds in the last 80 years. Dhyan Chand (Hockey) gave India its first global sporting identity and won three gold medals. K.D. Jadhav (Freestyle Wrestling) was independent India's first individual medal winner, the bantamweight bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Games. It was men's tennis, women's weightlifting and men's shooting which saved us from total ignominy in 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

 
 
 
     
Milkha Singh
(Athletics)
  PT Usha
(Athletics)
  Dhyan Chand
(Hockey)
  Anju George
(Athletes)
             
           
 
 
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Medals Tally (Beijing 2008)
Country G S B T
1. China 51 21 28 100
2. USA 36 38 36 110
3. Russia 23 21 28 72
4. Britain 19 13 15 47
5. Germany 16 10 15 41
6. Australia 14 15 17 46
7. S Korea 13 10 8 31
8. Japan 9 6 10 25
9. Italy 8 10 10 28
10. France 7 16 17 40
50. India 1 0 2 3
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Medals Tally ( Athens 2004)
 
 
 
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We are proud of Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Bijender Kumar. Congratulations to all of them. I hope now the corporate world and media in the country will concentrate more on games other than cricket.
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