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About the team

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.

 
Team Players
1 Dola Banerjee Archery  
2 Pranitha Vardhineni Archery  
3 L Bombayala Devi Archery  
4 Mangal Singh Champia Archery  
5 Anju Bobby George Athletics  
6 Krishna Poonia Athletics  
7 Harwant Kaur Athletics  
8 Preeja Sreedharan Athletics  
9 Manjit Kaur Athletics  
10 Major NS Johal Athletics  
11 Chitra Soman Athletics  
12 Sini Jose Athletics  
13 MR Poovamma Athletics  
14 Mandeep Kaur Athletics  
15 S Geeta Athletics  
16 K Mridula Athletics  
17 J J Shobha Athletics  
18 Sushmita Singh Roy Athletics  
19 G G Pramila Athletics  
20 Vikas Gowda Athletics  
21 Renjith Maheswary Athletics  
22 Surender Singh Athletics  
23 Anup Sridhar Badminton  
24 Saina Nehwal Badminton  
25 Jitender Boxing  
26 Akhil Kumar Boxing  
27 A L Lakhra Boxing  
28 Vijender Boxing  
29 Avneet Kaur Sidhu Shooting  
  30 Divya Judo
  31 Bajrang Lal Takhar Rowing
  32 Devnder Khandwal Rowing
  33 Manjeet Singh Rowing
  34 Manavjit Singh Sandhu Shooting
  35 Mansher Singh Shooting
  36 Rajyavardhan Rathore Shooting
  37 Gagan Narang Shooting
  38 Abhinav Bindra Shooting
  39 Samresh Jung Shooting
  40 Sanjeev Rajput Shooting
  41 Anjali Bhagwat Shooting
  42 Virdawal Khade Swimming
  43 Ankur Poseria Swimming
  44 Sandeep Sejwal
Swimming
  45 Rehan Poncha Swimming
  46 Achanta Sharath Kamal Table Tennis
  47 Neha Aggarwal Table Tennis
  48 Leander Paes Tennis
  49 Mahesh Bhupati Tennis
  50 Sania Mirza Tennis
  51 Sunitha Rao Tennis
  52 Sushil Kumar Wrestling
  53 Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling
  54 Rajiv Tomar Wrestling
  55 Khumujam Tombi Devi Judo
  56 Dinesh Kumar Boxing
 
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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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