Indian Players who have medals in World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games

List of Indian Players who have medals in World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games

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The World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games are the four largest sporting events in the world. Although, they are all different from each other but they are the most challenging tournaments of all. Hence, winning medals at those stages is not an easy task. Some Indian players made it possible to win medals at these tournaments.

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The World Championships which was organized by World Athletics is a biennial athletics competition. They represent the highest level championships of senior international outdoor athletics competition for track and field athletics globally, including marathon running and race walking. It was the first World Championships that the IAAF had hosted separately from the Olympic Games.

The Asian Games is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. It is also familiar as 'Asiad'. Earlier, it was regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) but now the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) organizes the games. The AG is considered as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

Back in 1930, the Commonwealth Games was known as the British Empires Games. It is an international multisport event contested by athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth Games Federation manages the games, held every four years among athletes from all over the world.

Olympic Games were once inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, held in Olympia, Greece. Olympics are the leading international sporting events. Thousands of athletes from around the world participate in the games. More than 200 nations compete in the world's foremost sports competition.

Indian players who have medals in WC, AG, CWG, and OG:

Leander Paes (Badminton)

Leander Paes | Indian Players who have medals in World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games | Sportz Point

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  • World Championships- Leander Paes holds the record for the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup with 43 victories. He was a former Davis Cup team captain. Paes is fifth among all players in terms of Davis Cup wins with 91 victories.
  • Asian Games- Paes led the Indian tennis team at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 and won two golds in the men's doubles with Bhupathi and mixed doubles with Sania Mirza.
  • Olympic Games- Leander became the first Indian to win an individual Olympic medal since 1952 with a bronze at the Atlanta Olympics. It was Indian tennis' first Olympic medal.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Shooting)

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  • World Championships- The Indian army man, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won a bronze medal in the World Championship in Spain in 2006 for India after a gap of nearly 40 years.
  •  Asian Games- Rathore holds an Individual bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha.
  • Commonwealth Games- At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Rathore won a gold medal and set a new Commonwealth Games Record of 192 targets out of 200, which still stands. He also won the Team Gold Medal along with Moraad Ali Khan. He successfully defended at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006 and won the gold medal in individual and a silver medal in Team events with Vikram Bhatnagar.
  • Olympic Games- He won India's first individual Olympic silver medal at Athens 2004.

Abhinav Bindra (Shooting)

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  • World Championships- Abhinav Bindra won the title at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships with a score of 699.1 after returning from a severe back injury.
  • Asian Games- Bindra achieved three medals in Asian Games in his shooting career.
  • Commonwealth Games- In the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Bindra achieved his first gold medal in the doubles event and silver in the individual event. He won a total of seven medals at the Commonwealth Games.
  • Olympic Games- The 39-year-old shooter qualified in three Olympic finals. He achieved the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bindra was the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal.

Vijender Singh (Boxing)

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  • World Championships- Vijender Singh won a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships.
  • Asian Games-  In the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Vijender achieved a gold medal. He also won a bronze in the Doha Asian Games in 2006.
  • Commonwealth Games- Vijender has recorded three medals across three different editions. During the 2006 CWG, Vijender secured a silver medal in the welterweight category. He won a bronze medal in the 2010 Delhi Games. His last CWG medal was during the 2014 Glasgow games where he won a silver medal. 
  • Olympic Games- Vijender Singh created history during the summer Beijing Olympics in 2008. He won a bronze medal and became the first boxer ever from the country to win an Olympic medal.

Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)

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  • World Championships- Sushil Kumar earned a well-deserved gold medal at the Wrestling World Championships held in Moscow in 2010. By doing so, he created history becoming the first-ever wrestler to win a gold in the world championships.
  • Commonwealth Games- The wrestler has won three gold medals across three different editions. The first came in the 2010 Delhi games, where Kumar won the gold. The second gold was achieved at the 2014 Glasgow games. The third successive gold medal was won during the 2018 games in Australia.
  • Olympic Games- Sushil Kumar secured the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Kumar also won the silver medal in the 66kg freestyle event in the 2012 London Olympics.

Vijay Kumar (Shooting)

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  • World Championships- Vijay Kumar has two silver medals at the World Championships. The first silver was achieved during the 2009 Beijing edition in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event. And the second at the 2011 Fort Benning Championships in the same event.
  • Asian Games- One of Kumar's most notable achievements is the silver medal at the Asian Games. He secured a silver at the 2014 Incheon Games in the 25m Centre Fire Pistol Team event. The Olympian also has two bronze medals, which include the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.
  • Commonwealth Games- The athlete has one silver and five gold medals overall in various editions of the Commonwealth Games. He won his first gold at the 2006 Melbourne Games in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Singles) event and followed up with another gold in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Pairs) event. His best performance came during the 2010 Delhi Games.
  • Olympic Games- He is one of the four shooters who have won an individual medal at the Olympics for India. He won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Gagan Narang (Shooting)

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  • World Championships-  Gagan Narang has accumulated three gold medals and two bronze medals across three editions. He won gold during the 2006 ISSF World Cup in Guangzhou in the 10m air rifle event. Narang won his second World Cup gold in the Final of the 10m air rifle event in Bangkok in 2008. He achieved the third gold during the 2009 World Cup in Changwon in the 50m rifle 3 Positions event.
  • Asian Games- Narang won a gold medal in the Afro Asian Games in 2003 in Men's 10m air rifle competition. He also clinched a silver medal in his pet event at the 2010 Asian Games. Narang combined with Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to win the country another silver in the team event.
  • Commonwealth Games- Gagan Narang truly burst onto the international stage when he bagged four gold medals for India at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He also performed well in 2010. The athlete helped India by clinching four golds in the 2010 Delhi games. He achieved a total of 10 CWG medals in his career.
  • Olympic Games- During the 2012 Summer Olympics, the shooter secured the bronze in the 10m air rifle event. He secured the medal with a total score of 701.1.

Saina Nehwal ( Badminton)

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  • World Championships- Saina Nehwal became the first Indian female badminton player to win a silver and reach the finals at the BWF World Championships in 2015. She lost to Carolina Marin in the final.
  • Asian Games- At the 2018 Asian Games, Saina made history by winning the first medal for India by a woman. She clinched a bronze medal in that tournament.
  • Commonwealth Games- Saina won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, which was a very successful edition for India in terms of the overall medal tally.
  • Olympic Games- Saina secured a well-deserved bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics. She achieved the medal by beating Dutch Yao Jie by 21-15, 22-20 in straight games.

Mary Kom (Boxing)

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  • World Championships- Mary Kom holds the distinction of winning 8 World Championship medals. No other boxer (either male or female) in the world holds such a feat. She has won 6 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze in the competition in her career.
  • Asian Games- Mary Kom was the only Indian boxer to win a gold in the Asian Games. She beat Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekarbekova in the 2014 tournament to achieve the feat. Besides, she won bronze in the 2010 Asian Games.
  • Commonwealth Games- Mary Kom also became the first female boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She won her medal in the light flyweight category at Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • Olympic Games- Mary Kom fulfilled her dream of winning an Olympic medal in the London Olympics. She achieved a bronze medal after competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category.

PV Sindhu (Badminton)

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  • World Championships- PV Sindhu has a total number of five medals in the BWF World Championships. Sindhu won a gold medal in the 2019 World Championships and became the first Indian woman to achieve the feat. In earlier editions, she had won two bronze and two silver medals at the tournament.
  • Asian Games-Sindhu won a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games as well as a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
  • Commonwealth Games- The Hyderabadi girl won a bronze medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She performed significantly in the CWG 2018, winning two medals in the same tournament, gold in the mixed team event and silver in the individual event.
  • Olympic Games-She is only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, she achieved a silver medal. She made her second consecutive appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won a bronze medal.

Neeraj Chopra (Javelin)

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  • World Championships- Neeraj Chopra created history after becoming the first ever Indian athlete to win a silver at the 2022 World Championships with a throw of 88.13m.
  • Asian Games- The 24-year-old made his Asian Games debut in August 2018. He won gold in the Men's Javelin Throw after throwing a distance of 88.06m, bettering his own national record.
  • Commonwealth games- Neeraj participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and won a gold medal. But unfortunately, due to a groin injury, he will not able to compete at the 2022 commonwealth Games.
  • Olympic Games- Neeraj Chopra created history by bagging gold in the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt. It was Chopra's debut in the Olympic Games.
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