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Indian Heroes of London Olympics – 2012.

Indian-Heroes-of-London-Olympics13 August 2012 :: Indian Heroes of London Olympics – 2012.

Armyman Vijay Kumar provided the silver lining for India at the London Olympics, clinching second place in the 25m rapid-fire event to lift the nation’s spirits

. This is the second medal for India in London Olympics. He dedicated his medal to His Father & to the Country.

Vijay Kumar (born 1986) is a sport shooter from India. He won the silver medal in the individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Kumar hails from Harsour village of Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh and is presently a serving subedar in the Indian Army.



Sushil Kumar of India won Silver Medal in London Olympics – 2012 under 66Kg Wrestling Category. Sushil Kumar (Born May 26, 1983) is an Indian World Champion wrestler who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships, a silver medal in the Men’s 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze medal in the Men’s 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  Sushil Kumar competed against Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu of Japan in the London Olympics finals. On July 2009, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – India’s highest honour for sportspersons. On 3 October 2010, Sushil Kumar was the final baton bearer who handed the Queen’s Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Sushil Kumar belongs to a [RAVIDASSIA] family who comes from the village Baprola near Najafgarh in South West Delhi. Kumar’s father Diwan Singh was a DTC bus driver and mother Kamla Devi a housewife. He was inspired to take up wrestling by his cousin Sandeep and his father who was himself a pehlwan (wrestler). Sandeep quit wrestling as the family could only support one wrestler. Kumar trained at the akhada (wrestling school) in the Chhatrasal Stadium from the age of 14. With minimal funds and poor training facilities for wrestling in India, even for the 2008 Olympic team, his family made sure he obtained the necessary dietary supplements by sending him tinned milk, ghee and vegetables. He is a vegetarian.

Kumar is presently employed by the Indian Railways as a Assistant Commercial Manager.

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, (born 1 March 1983 in Manipur), also known as MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer. She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Mary was born in Kangathei, Manipur. Her parents, Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom, worked in jhum fields.  She completed her primary education from Loktak Christian Model High School, Moirang, up to her class VI standard and attended St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, up to class VIII. She then moved to Adimjati High School, Imphal, for her schooling for class IX and X, but could not pass her exam. She did not want to reappear for her exams so she quit her school and gave her examination from NIOS, Imphal and graduation from Churachandpur College.

Although she had a keen interest in athletics from childhood, it was the success of Dingko Singh that inspired her to become a boxer in 2000.

She is married to K Onler Kom and has twin sons, Rechungvar and Khupneivar.


Gagan Narang  is an ace Indian shooter, especially in Air rifle shooting. He won the Bronze Medal in the Men’s 10 m Air Rifle Event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a final score of 701.1. He become  India’s first medal winner at the 2012 games. Gagan was just behind the silver medallist Niccolo Campriani of Italy who scored 701.5, while the gold medallist Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania was at 702.1

Gagan Narang’s family hails from Panipat in Haryana. His grandfather lived at Samalkha in Panipat district, later on the family shifted to Hyderabad. He was Born on  6 May 1983 in Chennai


Lens Eye - Yogeshwar-Dutt--London-Olympics - 2012- Bronze Medal

Yogeshwar Dutt of India won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men’s 60kg Freestyle wrestling.
He comes from Haryana and his parents were teachers. He started wrestling from a very young age of 8 years. His inspiration was Balraj Pehlwan who was from his native village and he was trained under the guidance of coach Ramphal.

Saina Nehwal won India its third medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, after being declared the winner in the women’s badminton play-off for the bronze medal after her Chinese opponent Wang Xin withdrew with an injured knee.



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