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    Beijing 2008
The Opening Ceremony slated to flag off on the eighth day of the eighth month of 2008 at eight o’clock( 05.30 pm IST at Beijing)at the National Stadium..... Read more

    Indian Achievement
The Indian national anthem was played at an Olympics venue after 28 years as shooter Abhinav Bindra made history, winning the country its first individual Olympic gold medal. Abhinav Bindra won gold in men's 10 metre Air rifle event.
Boxer Vijender wins bronze

Haryana's Vijender Kumar set the ring ablaze as he gifted the country its third Olympic Medal- a Bronze, a distinction achieved by India for the first time in this mega event's boxing (75kg) category.....Read more....

Olympic Wrestling - Sushil wins the Bronze
Amid nerve-wrecking tension and high drama Sushil Kumar recreated history as he became the first ever Indian Wrestler to win a bout to clinch the second medal for the country - a bronze - in men's 66kg freestyle category at the Olympics....Read More...
       Fact File - Sushil Kumar
    Result Beijing 2008
    Gold Silver Bronze Total


36 38 36 110

Russian Fed

23 21 28 72


7 5 15 27
National Stadium (Bird's Nest)
National Indoor Stadium
National Aquatic Centre More

Achievement of Michael Phelps

The deep gulps of air and fighting back of tears, as Michael Phelps stood proudly upon the podium as US anthem the Star Spangled Banner rang around the Water Cube said it all.

Phelps powered his way into Olympic history at Beijing 2008 to become the first person to ever win 10 Olympic gold medals. "I just kept thinking wow, I'm the greatest Olympian of all time, It's a pretty great title. It's pretty neat, I'm definitely honored."

    India in Olympics
Dola Banerjee Abhinav Bindra
Leander Paes Jitender Kumar
Mandeep Kaur Sushil Kumar
Sania Mirza

Anju Bobby George