In pics: India at the 2012 London Olympics

Sports | | August 12, 2012, 10:30 pm
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Vijay Kumar marked his Olympics debut by winning a silver medal in the 25m air rifle pistol event. (Getty Images)

Vijay Kumar marked his Olympics debut by winning a silver medal in the 25m air rifle pistol event. (Getty Images)

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Sushil Kumar became India's first double Olympic medalist after clinching silver in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling event.  (Getty Images)

Sushil Kumar became India's first double Olympic medalist after clinching silver in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling event. (Getty Images)

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Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal in the women's singles badminton event after her Chinese opponent was forced out with injury.(Getty Images)

Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal in the women's singles badminton event after her Chinese opponent was forced out with injury.(Getty Images)

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Yogeshwar Dutt won bronze in the men's 60kg freestyle wrestling event. (Getty Images)

Yogeshwar Dutt won bronze in the men's 60kg freestyle wrestling event. (Getty Images)

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Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were knocked out of the men's doubles tennis event in London. (Getty Images)

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were knocked out of the men's doubles tennis event in London. (Getty Images)

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A brave-hearted Devendro Singh never showed any sign of giving up, even when he was unable to make up lost ground. (Getty Images)

A brave-hearted Devendro Singh never showed any sign of giving up, even when he was unable to make up lost ground. (Getty Images)

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The Indian archers returned empty-handed from the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

The Indian archers returned empty-handed from the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Gagan Narang won a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics.  (Getty Images)

Gagan Narang won a bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event at the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Deepika Kumari's inconsistent form got her eliminated from the women's singles archery event at the London Games. (Getty Images)

Deepika Kumari's inconsistent form got her eliminated from the women's singles archery event at the London Games. (Getty Images)

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The doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out early after their appeal during the Japan-Chinese Taipei match was rejected. (Getty Images)

The doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out early after their appeal during the Japan-Chinese Taipei match was rejected. (Getty Images)

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Parupalli Kashyap became the first Indian male shuttler to reach the badminton quarter-finals of the Olympic Games. (Getty Images)

Parupalli Kashyap became the first Indian male shuttler to reach the badminton quarter-finals of the Olympic Games. (Getty Images)

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India's triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary looked unprepared, committing three consecutive foul jumps at the qualifying stage.(Getty Images)

India's triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary looked unprepared, committing three consecutive foul jumps at the qualifying stage.(Getty Images)

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The pair of Leander Paes and Vishnuvardhan exited in round two of the men's doubles tennis event.  (Getty Images)

The pair of Leander Paes and Vishnuvardhan exited in round two of the men's doubles tennis event. (Getty Images)

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Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women's discuss throw event. (Getty Images)

Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women's discuss throw event. (Getty Images)

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Ram Singh Yadav finished 78th in the men's marathon at the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

Ram Singh Yadav finished 78th in the men's marathon at the London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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Indian hockey's disastrous campaign finished with an all-loss record for the eight-time Olympic gold medalists.  (Getty Images)

Indian hockey's disastrous campaign finished with an all-loss record for the eight-time Olympic gold medalists. (Getty Images)

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India's tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were out of the Olympics after a quarter-final loss. (Getty Images)

India's tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were out of the Olympics after a quarter-final loss. (Getty Images)

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India's ace double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi crashed out of the London Games after he finished 11th in the qualification. (Getty Images)

India's ace double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi crashed out of the London Games after he finished 11th in the qualification. (Getty Images)

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Indian Rower Swarn Singh Virk broke the national record in men's singles sculls but fell out of medal contention. (Getty Images)

Indian Rower Swarn Singh Virk broke the national record in men's singles sculls but fell out of medal contention. (Getty Images)

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India's Tintu Luka produced her season best timing in the women's 800m semi-finals but failed to book her berth in the final of the event. (Getty Images)

India's Tintu Luka produced her season best timing in the women's 800m semi-finals but failed to book her berth in the final of the event. (Getty Images)

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Mary Kom won a bronze medal in the women's flyweight (51kg) boxing event. (Getty Images)

Mary Kom won a bronze medal in the women's flyweight (51kg) boxing event. (Getty Images)

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India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics. (Getty Images)

India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics. (Getty Images)

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India's Vishnu Vardhan fought valiantly with his partner Leander Paes before bowing out of the Olympics men's doubles event. (Getty Images)

India's Vishnu Vardhan fought valiantly with his partner Leander Paes before bowing out of the Olympics men's doubles event. (Getty Images)

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2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra failed to qualify for the 10m air rifle event. (Getty Images)

2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra failed to qualify for the 10m air rifle event. (Getty Images)

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Vijender Singh's dream of bagging back-to-back Olympic medals come crashing down after he exited in the quarter-finals.(Getty Images)

Vijender Singh's dream of bagging back-to-back Olympic medals come crashing down after he exited in the quarter-finals.(Getty Images)