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Indian women medallists in Olympics

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Karnam Malleswari was India’s lone medallist in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She won a bronze in the 69kg category. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
To those following her career, Malleswari’s bronze was not a major surprise, given her grit and the fact that she had won two gold and two silver medals in the World championships and a few gold medals at the Asian level. By any yardstick, Malleswari’s fabulous feat in Sydney remains one of the most memorable chapters in India’s sporting history. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
Pugilist MC Mary Kom won a bronze in the 51 kg (flyweight) category at the London Olympics. Photo: PTI
In the same edition, shuttler Saina Nehwal also grabbed a bronze. The medal also signalled the announcement of her arrival and intentions to dominate world events. Photo: AP
India had its best haul at the 2012 Games, where it got 6 medals. India won two silvers and four bronze medals in London. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
Sakshi Malik ended India’s 12-day wait for an Olympic medal at the Rio Games with a bronze medal in the 58kg category. She also became the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal. Photo: Getty Images
Shuttler P.V. Sindhu won a silver medal at the Rio Games. The 21-year-old joined shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Vijay Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar to win the Olympic silver for India.

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