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The Indian contingent includes 17 athletes, a group spearheaded by ace long jumper Anju Bobby George. Shooting comes next with nine Indians, including Athens Silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, gunning for glory. India will also be fielding its largest ever boxing team and of the quintet, Vijender looks the best bet, especially after his red hot form in recent past. Though the Indian swimmers are yet to make a splash, as many as four of them would be part of the field in Beijing. The number is same in tennis as well where Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza and Sunitha Rao would have to live up to the expectation. The contingent will also include three grapplers and as many rowers. Two players each will represent India in table tennis, judo and badminton, while weightlifting and yachting will have one each.

 
Legendary Rising star
 
LEGENDARY:
MILKHA SINGH (Athlete)
Surname : Singh
  First Name : Milkha
  Country : India
  DOB : 8/10/1935
  BirthPlace : Lyallpur (now Faisalabad)
       
       
 
About him:

Milkha Singh represented India in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He is nicknamed as "The Flying Sikh" because of he outran many athletes of bigger stature . He is the 400m record holder in 1960 Rome Olympics and is a Gold medal winner in 1958 Commonwealth Games. He also won the Padma Shri award for his achievements in the year 1958.

 
 
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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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