The 2016 edition of Olympic Games were declared closed by IOC chief Thomas Bach. The Indian contingent was placed 67th with just two medals – one silver and one bronze. Like 2012, USA ended on top and their medal haul improved from 103 to 121 followed by Britain.
Badminton champion P.V. Sindhu won silver, along with wrestler Sakshi Malik bronze.
Dipa Karmakar: The girl hailing from Tripura became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and to top that, she finished a creditable fourth in the vault final.
Shuttler Sindhu created history by becoming the first female athlete from India to win silver in the Rio Olympics. On the other hand, Sakshi Malik who bagged a bronze in the 58kg female wrestling became the first Indian female wrestler and the fourth Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.
Besides the medal winners, Dipa Karmakar also became the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics. She attained 4th position in Women’s Vault Gymnastics event of Rio Olympics 2016 . Karmakar is one of only five women who have successfully landed the Produnova, the most difficult vault currently performed in women’s gymnastics.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894; the 1st Olympic Games of the modern era opened in Athens on 6 April 1896. Thomas Bach, is the present president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Tokyo, the Japanese capital will be hosting a Summer edition for the second time, from 24 July to 9 August 2020.


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