Frequent question: Which is the first Indian female athlete who won bronze medal in Olympics?

World junior champion Saina became the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s singles. Meanwhile, Mary Kom lost to Great Britain’s Nicola Adams in the semi-final match to settle for bronze in the first-ever women’s flyweight event.

Who won the first bronze medal in Olympics for India?

Indian hockey men’s team, bronze medal – Mexico City 1968

India defeated West Germany 2-1 to win the bronze medal, finishing outside the top two for the first time at the Olympics.

Who is India’s first woman?

The first Indian woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna – Smt Indira Gandhi. The first lady Governor of an Indian state was Smt Sarojini Naidu. The first lady Chief Minister of State was Smt Sucheta Kripalani. The first lady Central minister of the country was Smt Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.

Which country has won the most Olympics?

Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:

  • United States (2827 medals)
  • United Kingdom (883 medals)
  • Germany (855 medals)
  • France (840 medals)
  • Italy (701 medals)
  • Sweden (652 medals)
  • China (608 medals)
  • Russia (546 medals)

How many medals India won in last Olympics?

This year, there will be 306 sets of medals to be won from 28 different sports genres. The events which hold maximum number of medals are athletics (47), swimming (34), cycling (18) and gymnastics (18).

Rio Olympics 2016 – Medals Tally.

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Country India
Gold
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2

How many medals has India won in Olympics till date?

The nation first sent a team to the Summer Olympic Games in 1920 and has participated in every Summer Games since then. India has also competed at several Winter Olympic Games beginning in 1964. Indian athletes have won 35 medals, all at the Summer Games.

Who is the gold medalist in India?

Neeraj Chopra, India’s only gold winner at Tokyo 2020, got Rs 75 lakhs from the IOA while silver medalists Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya received cheques worth Rs 40 lakh each. The bronze medalists – Bajrang Punia, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and the Indian men’s hockey team – got Rs 25 lakhs each.

Who is first woman in the world?

First in the World – Women

First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova USSR
First woman to scale Mt Everest Junko Tabei Japan
First woman to win an Olympic gold Charlotte Cooper England
First woman Prime Minister in the world Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka
First American woman in space Sally Ride USA

Who is the first female IAS officer in India?

Anna Rajam Malhotra (née George; 17 July 1927 – 17 September 2018) was an Indian Administrative Service officer. She was the first woman in India to hold this position. Malhotra belonged to the 1951 batch of the IAS and married R. N. Malhotra, her batchmate.

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