Home History IN PICS : INDIAN WOMEN MEDALISTS IN OLYMPICS HistoryNewsPhoto Essays IN PICS : INDIAN WOMEN MEDALISTS IN OLYMPICS By Editor - Aug 20, 2016 2185 0 SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet 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 India finally have a silver medalist at the Rio Olympic Games 2016. An Indian woman has finally won a silver medal at the Olympics. This is the 14th individual medal ever won by an Indian – only three others have done this from the country, only Abhinav Bindra has done better by winning gold.