India's sports ranking in the world

  • Asian games
  • Indians in the Olympics
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Chess
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton

Asian games over the years
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
1951 15 16 20 51
1954 4 4 5 13
1958 5 4 5 14
1962 12 13 27 52
1966 7 3 11 21
1970 6 9 10 25
1974 4 12 12 28
1978 11 11 6 28
1982 13 19 25 57
1986 5 9 23 37
1990 1 8 14 23
1994 4 3 15 22
1998 7 11 17 35
2002 10 12 13 35
2006 10 17 26 53
2010 14 17 34 65
2014 11 10 36 57

Source: Wikipedia
India at the 2010 Asian Games
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 5 2 5 12
Boxing 2 3 4 9
Tennis 2 1 2 5
Kabaddi 2 0 0 2
Shooting 1 3 4 8
Rowing 1 3 1 5
Cue Sports 1 1 2 4
Archery 0 1 2 3
Wushu 0 1 1 2
Golf 0 1 0 1
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Squash 0 0 3 3
Wrestling 0 0 3 3
Chess 0 0 2 2
Roller Sports 0 0 2 2
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Hockey 0 0 1 1

Source: Wikipedia
India at the 2014 Asian Games
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 4 7 13
Boxing 1 0 4 5
Tennis 1 1 3 5
Kabaddi 2 0 0 2
Shooting 1 1 7 9
Rowing 0 0 3 3
Archery 1 1 2 4
Wushu 0 0 2 2
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Squash 1 2 1 4
Wrestling 1 1 3 5
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Badminton 0 0 1 1
Hockey 1 0 1 2

India national cricket team

India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900
Indians in the Olympics
Year Hosting city Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 0 2 (Athletics) 0 2
1920 Antwerp 0 0 0 0
1924 Paris 0 0 0 0
1928 Amsterdam 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1932 Los Angeles 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1936 Berlin 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1948 London 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1952 Helsinki 1 (Field hockey) 0 1 (Wrestling) 2
1956 Melbourne/Stockholm 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1960 Rome 0 1 (Field hockey) 0 1
1964 Tokyo 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1968 Mexico City 0 0 1 (Field hockey) 1
1972 Munich 0 0 1 (Field hockey) 1
1976 Montreal 0 0 0 0
1980 Moscow 1 (Field hockey) 0 0 1
1984 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0
1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
1992 Barcelona 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 (Tennis) 1
2000 Sydney 0 0 1 (Weightlifting) 1
2004 Athens 0 1 (Shooting) 0 1
2008 Beijing 1 (Shooting) 0 2 (Boxing) (Wrestling) 3
2012 London 0 2 (Shooting) (Wrestling) 4 (Shooting) (Badminton)
(Boxing) (Wrestling)
6

Source: Wikipedia

India national cricket team

  • Cricket is one of 33 sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • India first record was the Test victory in 1952, beating England by an innings in Madras.
  • India had two international highlights. In 1971, they won a Test series in England for the first time, by defeating Ray Illingworth's Ashes winners. Under the captainship of Kapil Dev in 1983, again in England, India were the surprise winners of the Cricket World Cup.
  • Asian Cup was won by India in 1984 and won the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985.
  • In September 2007, India won the first ever Twenty20 World Cup held in South Africa.
  • India won the Cricket World Cup in 2011 under the captainship of Mahindra Singh Dhoni.
  • India won 53 test matches agianst other countries. (1932 - 2014)
  • As of 25 July 2016, India is ranked second in Tests, third in ODIs and second in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) by the ICC. Virat Kohli is the current captain of the team in Tests while Dhoni is the ODI and T20I captain.
  • India won all of its matches played in Asia Cup 2016 beating Bangladesh 2 times, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and UAE.

Source: Wikipedia (As of 2016)

India national football team

  • The major event that showed a rise in Indian Football was in 1911 when Mohun Bagan beat East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 in the final of the IFA Shield. This was the first time Indian team won a major national cup.
  • The Indian team started in 1950s with victory in the year 1951 Asian Games which they hosted. India beat both Indonesia and Afghanistan 3-0 to reach the final where they beat Iran 1-0.
  • In 1952, India continued their form by winning the Colombo Quadrangular Cup held in Sri Lanka.
  • India also won 3 further matched of the Quadrangular Cup, which were held in Burma (1953), Calcutta (1954) and Dhaka (1955).
  • At the 1956 Olympics they finished 4th, which is considered as one of finest achievements in Indian football.
  • India first met hosts Australia, winning 4-2 with Neville D'Souza becoming the first Asian to score a hatrick in the Olympics and also making India the first Asian team to reach the Olympic semi-finals.
  • India participated in the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan where they finished fourth, and the Merdeka Cup 1959 in Malaysia finishing second.
  • India took 3rd place in the 1970 Asian Games, beating Japan 1-0.
  • India won gold medals in the SAF Games of both 1984 (Dhaka) and 1987 (Calcutta).
  • India won the inaugural SAARC Cup in 1993 in Lahore. By 1997 the competition had been renamed as the SAFF Cup, and India won it in both 1997 and 1999 , when they hosted it in Goa.
  • It was India's first victory in a football tournament outside the subcontinent since 1974. In the finals India defeated hosts Vietnam.
  • In August 2007, the Indian national team won the Nehru Cup for the first time.
  • In August 2009, India again won the Nehru Cup beating Syria with penalties.
  • Official youth league in India is the I-League U19 which was won by Pune FC in 2012.
  • In 2012, India won the 15th edition of Nehru cup by beating Cameroon 5-4 in penalties as the full-time score was tied at 2-2, making it the third successive Nehru cup win for India.

Source: Wikipedia

Men's Hockey

  • In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal.
  • From 1928 to 1956, the Indian men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, won six gold medals. In Olympics the Indian team has won a total of 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
  • On 26 Feb 2012, the India men's national field hockey team qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after a long gap of 8 years. The team won over France in the finals.
  • In 2016, the Indian men's team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy tournament against Australia.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Olympics 8 1 2 11
5 World Cup 1 1 1 3
6 FIH Hockey World League 0 0 1 1
8 Hockey Champions Trophy 0 1 1 2
2 Commonwealth Games 0 2 0 2
3 Asian Games 3 9 2 14
3 Asia Cup 2 5 1 8
2 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 5 2 6 13
3 Hockey Champions Challenge 1 1 2 4
2 Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 1 1 0 2
1 Afro-Asian Games 1 0 0 1
2 South Asian Games 1 2 0 3
Women's Hockey
  • Captain Suraj Lata Devi led the team to the Gold for 3 consecutive years: During the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2003 Afro-Asian Games, and the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup. They were referred to as the "Jassi (Jasjeet) jaisi koi nahi" or "Golden girls of hockey," after winning the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup.
  • The Indian woman's national field hockey team has thus qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics[3][4] for the first time since the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 Commonwealth Games 1 1 0 2
3 Asian Games 1 1 3 5
4 Asia Cup 1 2 2 5
13 Hockey Champions Challenge 0 0 1 1
3 Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 0 1 1 2
1 Afro-Asian Games 1 0 0 1
Source: Wikipedia

  • Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012), and was the undisputed World Champion from 2007 to 2013. Anand has won the Chess Oscar six times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008).
  • Koneru Humpy is the female world No. 3, with a rating of 2597
  • Viswanathan Anand is currently No. 2 in the FIDE World Rankings and the former World Champion. Anand is considered a hero by many Indians. His rise in the world chess stage has inspired a whole generation of young Indians to take up the game of Chess.

Top chess players in India
Top Indian men chess players Top Indian women chess players Top Indian blind chess players
Viswanathan Anand Humpy Koneru Kishan Gangolli
Pendyala Harikrishna Dronavalli Harika Darpan Inani
Sasikiran Krishnan Tania Sachdev Charudatta Jadhav
Parimarjan Negi Mary Ann Gomes Kaustubh Khare
Abhijeet Gupta Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi Oza Rajesh
Surya Shekhar Ganguly Eesha Karavade Shah Swapanil
B. Adhiban - Makhwana Ashwin K
Vidit Santosh Gujarati - Krishna Udupa
Chanda Sandipan - -

Source: Wikipedia

Men's Volleyball

  • The India men's national volleyball team represents India in international volleyball competitions which is managed by Volleyball Federation of India.
  • The Indian senior men's team is ranked 46th in the world.



Women's Volleyball
  • Indian women's National volleyball team represent India in international competitions which is managed by Volleyball Federation of India.



Source: Wikipedia

  • The All India Tennis Association (AITA) was established in 1920 and affiliated by International Tennis Federation and Asian Tennis Federation.
  • All India Tennis Association operates all of the Indian national representative tennis sides, including the India Davis Cup team, the India Fed Cup team and youth sides as well.

Indian Tennis Players

1. Leander Paes
  • Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time.
  • He is one of the most successful professional Indian tennis players, he has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001 and its 3rd Highest Civilian Award the Padma Bhushan in January 2014 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.
  • He also plays in World TeamTennis for the Washington Kastles, being on the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 2009 and 2011 for all of World Team Tennis.
Awards and Recognition
  • Arjuna Award for Lawn Tennis (1990)
  • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Outstanding Achievement (2013)
  • Padma Bhushan (2014)
  • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Special Jury Award (2016)

2. Sania Mirza
  • Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in the women's doubles rankings.
  • From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles.
Awards and Recognition
  • Arjuna Award (2004)
  • WTA New Comer of the Year (2005)
  • Padma Shri (2006)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2015)
  • Padma Bhushan (2016)

3. Mahesh Bhupathi
  • Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born 7 June 1974) is an Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament
  • With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League.
  • Bhupathi has donned Indian colours numerous times for the Davis Cup as well as other international tournaments, including the Asian Games.
Awards and Recognition
  • Arjuna Award (1995)
  • Padma Shri (2001)
  • Karmaveer Puraskaar

Source: Wikipedia

  • India National Badminton team represents India in international team badminton and is governed by the Badminton Association of India.
  • It is currently ranked 9th in the World Teams Ranking but has been as high as 7th
  • It has won 19 medals at the Commonwealth Games and 8 medals at the Asian Games along with 4 medals at the BWF World Championships and 1 medal at the Summer Olympics.

Top badminton players in India
Top Indian men badminton players Top Indian women badminton players Former players
Parupalli Kashyap Saina Nehwal Prakash Padukone
Srikanth Kidambi Jwala Gutta Pullela Gopichand
Prannoy Kumar P. V. Sindhu Aparna Popat
R. M. V. Gurusaidutt Ashwini Ponnappa -
B. Sai Praneeth Aparna Balan -
Sourabh Verma P. C. Thulasi -
Akshay Dewalkar Sikki Reddy Nelakurthi -
Ajay Jayaram Ruthvika Shivani Gadde -
Arun Vishnu - -
Tarun Kona - -

Source: Wikipedia

 
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