India At the 1996 Summer Olympics
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India At the 1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websiteolympic.ind.in
in Atlanta
Competitors49 in 13 sports
Flag bearers Pargat Singh (opening)
Leander Paes (closing)
Medals
Ranked 71st
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. Leander Paes' bronze in the men's tennis event was the only medal won by the country. It had been 44 years since an Indian last won an individual medal at the Olympics (K. D. Jadhav earned bronze for freestyle bantamweight wrestling at the 1952 Summer Olympics, Helsinki). The medal was also India's first since their men's hockey team won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Subash Razdan, a prominent Indian American community leader in Atlanta was appointed Attache [1] for India by the Indian Olympic Association. He also served as the acting chef-de-mission [2] for the Indian contingent.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Leander Paes Tennis Men's singles - Aug 03

Contingent by sport

Sport Men Women Total Events
Archery 3 0 3 2
Athletics 2 4 6 3
Badminton 1 1 2 2
Boxing 3 0 3 3
Equestrian 1 0 1 1
Field Hockey 16 0 16 1
Judo 2 2 4 4
Shooting 2 0 2 3
Swimming 1 1 2 2
Table Tennis 1 1 2 2
Tennis 2 0 2 2
Weightlifting 5 0 5 5
Wrestling 1 0 1 1
Total 40 9 49 31

Archery

In India's third appearance in Olympic archery, the nation was represented by three men. Lalremsanga Chhangte was the only one to win a match.

Athlete Event Ranking Round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals
Score Seed Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Rank
Changte Lalremsaga Men's Individual 650 32  Andrew Lindsay (NZL)

W 169-156

 Michele Frangilli (ITA)

L 158-164

Did Not Advance
Limba Ram 644 44  Paul Vermeiren (BEL)

L 140-165

Did Not Advance
Skalzang Dorje 634 55  Matteo Bisiani  (ITA)

L 156-167

Did Not Advance
Limba Ram

Skalzang Dorje

Changte Lalremsaga

Men's Team 1928 14 N/A  United States (USA)

L 235-251

Did Not Advance

Athletics

Track And Road Events

Athletes Events Heat Semi Finals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bahadur Prasad Men's 1500 Meter 3:46.16 8 Did Not Advance
Beenamol Mathew

Rosakutty Kunnath Chacko

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

Shiny Wilson

Women's 4 x 400m relay DSQ N/A Did Not Advance

Field Events

Athletes Events Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Shakti Singh Men's Discus Throw 56.58m 30 Did Not Advance

Badminton

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Rank
Deepankar Bhattacharya Men's Singles Bye  Heryanto Arbi (INA)

L 5-15, 4-15

Did Not Advance
P.V.V. Lakshmi Women's Singles  Anne Gibson (GBR)

W 11-6, 11-6

 Katarzyna Krasowska (POL)

L 5-11, 6-11

Did Not Advance

Boxing

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Rank
Debendra Thapa Men's Light Flyweight (48 kg)  Masibulele Makepula (RSA)

L RCS-1

Did Not Advance
Gurcharn Singh Men's Light Heavyweight (81 kg)  Enrique Flores (PUR)

L 7-15

Did Not Advance
Lakha Singh Men's Heavyweight (91 kg)  Wojciech Bartnik (POL)

L 2-14

Did Not Advance

Equestrian

Athlete Event Horse Dressage Cross Country Jumping Total Rank
Indrajit Lamba Individual Eventing Karishma 79.40 EL EL

Field Hockey

Team Roster:

Preliminary round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 8
 Germany 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 7
 India 5 2 2 1 8 3 +5 6
 Pakistan 5 2 1 2 11 8 +3 5
 Argentina 5 2 0 3 9 13 −4 4
 United States 5 0 0 5 3 23 −20 0
Source:[]


20 July 1996
20:00
India  0-1  Argentina
Report P. Lombi Goal 45'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Amin Ayman (EGY)
22 July 1996
17:30
Germany  1-1 India 
Saliger Goal 66' Report M. Kumar Goal 62'
Umpires:
Roger St Rose (TRI)
Floris Idenburg (NED)
24 July 1996
09:00
United States  0-4 India 
Report R. Singh Goal 10'
Pillay Goal 28'46'
S. Kumar Goal 69'
Umpires:
Craig Madden (GBR)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
26 July 1996
17:30
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Craig Madden (GBR)
28 July 1996
20:00
Spain  1-3 India 
Escudé Goal 33' Report Ferreira Goal 21'41'
Varkey Goal 59'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Kiyoshi Sana (JPN)

Classification Matches

Fifth to eighth place classification

Crossover
31 July 1996
11:00
India  3-3 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
R. Singh Goal 14'
Ferreira Goal 39'
Kumar Goal 42'
Report Shin Seok-kyo Goal 22'66'
Park Shin-heum Goal 49'
Penalties
  3-5  
Umpires:
Steve Horgan (USA)
Guillaume Langle (FRA)
Seventh and eighth place
2 August 1996
11:00
India  3-4  Great Britain
Dhillon Goal 2'
R. Singh Goal 29'
Powar Goal 70'
Report Shaw Goal 24'
Laslett Goal 43'
Wyatt Goal 53'
Mayer Goal 56'
Umpires:
Roger St. Rose (TRI)
Eduardo Ruiz (ARG)

8th Place Finish

Judo

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Repachage Final/BM
Round 1 Quarter Finals Semi FInals
Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Rank
Narender Singh Men's 60 kg  Sullivan (IRL)

Won

 Bagirov  (BLR)

Loss

Did Not Advance
Najib Aga Men's 65 kg N/A  Csák (HUN)

Loss

Did Not Advance  MacKinnon (RSA)

Loss

Did Not Advance
Sunith Thakur Women's 52 kg N/A Bye  Sugawara (JPN)

Loss

Did Not Advance
Arti Kohli Women's 72 kg N/A  Rodriguez (CUB)

Loss

Did Not Advance

Shooting

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Jaspal Rana Men's 10 m Air Pistol 574 29 Did Not Advance
Men's 50 m Air Pistol 534 45 Did Not Advance
Mansher Singh Men's Trap 118 31 Did Not Advance

Swimming

Athlete Event Heats Swim-Off Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sebastian Xavier Men's 50m Freestyle 23.80 44 Did Not Advance
Sangeeta Puri Women's 50m Freestyle 28.02 48 Did Not Advance

Table Tennis

Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals
Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Rank Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Opposition

Result

Rank
Chetan Baboor Men's Singles  Patrick Chila (FRA)

L 1-2

 Kalinikos Kreanga (GRE)

L 0-2

 Segun Toriola (NGR)

L 1-2

4 Did Not Advance
Ambika Radhika Women's Singles  Otilia Badescu (ROU)

L 0-2

 R?ta Pa?kauskien? (LTU)

L 0-2

 Bettine Vriesekoop (NED)

L 0-2

4 Did Not Advance

Tennis

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final/BM Rank
Leander Paes Men's Singles  Richey Reneberg (USA)

W 6-7, 7-6,1-0 retired

 Nicolas Pereira (VEN)

W 6-2, 6-3

 Thomas Enqvist (SWE)

W 7-5, 7-6

 Renzo Furlan (ITA)

W 6-1, 7-5

 Andre Agassi (USA)

L 6-7, 3-6

 Fernando Meligeni (BRA)

W 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Mahesh Bhupathi/

Leander Paes

Men's Doubles N/A  Bing/ Jiaping (CHN)

W 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

 Woodbridge / Woodforde (AUS)

L 6-4, 2-6, 2-6

Did Not Advance

Weightlifting

Event Athlete Snatch Clean &

Jerk

Total Rank
Badathala Adisekhar Men's 54 kg 105.0 125.0 230.0 18
Raghavan Chanderasekaran Men's 59 kg 112.5 140.0 252.5 11
Sandeep Kumar Men's 64 kg 110.0 142.5 252.5 33
Samsudeen Kabeer Men's 70 kg 125.0 150.0 275.0 23
Satheesha Rai Men's 76 kg 140.0 177.5 317.4 15

Wrestling

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Final
Round Type

Opposition

Result

Round Type

Opposition

Result

Round Type

Opposition

Result

Round Type

Opposition

Result

Round Type

Opposition

Result

Round Type

Opposition

Result

Round Type

Opposition

Result

Rank
Pappu Yadav Men's Greco-Roman 52kg 1/16 Finals

 Ha Tae-yeon (KOR)

Loss 0-4ST

Repachage

 Andriy Kalashnykov (UKR)

Loss 0-4ST

Did not Advance

References

  • (ed.) Watkins, Ginger T. (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. ISBN 1-56145-150-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved .CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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