The 2012 Summer Olympics was successfully conducted in the city of London, United Kingdom. More than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries participated in this grand event. India too took part in this great meet and bagged six medals.
The Inauguration ceremony, titled ‘Isles of Wonder’, was held on 21st of July 2012. On behalf of India, the flag bearer was Sushil Kumar. 83 enthusiastic and talented sports persons represented India and took part in 13 events.
The first medal count to India in Olympics 2012 was opened on 30th July 2012 by Gagan Narang. He won bronze medal in the 10 metre air rifle event.
In the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event, Vijay Kumar won a silver medal. It is the second medal to India and was owned on 3rd august 2012. It is the third Silver medal won by India in the history of Summer Olympics.
The next day Saina won a bronze medal and added one more to India which becomes the third. She bagged it in the Women’s Singles in Badminton event. She is the first Indian to win medal for badminton and second Indian woman to bag an individual medal.
On 8th august, Mary Kom won the fourth medal for India. She got bronze medal in the Flyweight category of Women’s boxing. With this, she became the third Indian woman to win medal in Olympics.
Followed by Mary, Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth medal for India in 60 Kg freestyle wrestling on 11th august 2012. It is fifth bronze medal for India in the 2012 Olympics. He is the third Indian charm to win medal in the Wrestling event.
Last medal (sixth) to India in the 2012 Summer Olympics was won by Sushil Kumar on 12th august 2012. It is the second silver medal for India and he won it in the 66 Kg freestyle wrestling event. He has already won a bronze medal in the 2008 summer Olympics.
The closing ceremony happened on 12th august 2012. Mary Kom was the flag pleader for India. It is the first time for India to win six medals in Olympics. Medals won by Indians in the 2012 Summer Olympics offered India 55th rank. If sports and sportsmanship is well encouraged, India will win many medals in the future.