After a long wait of 2012 Summer Olympics by the sports enthusiasts around the world,
the games were inaugurated with a great applause and a grand opening ceremony
at 9 pm on 27th July 2012. The ceremony truly titled “Isles of
Wonder” opened doors for many happenings enclosed in the exciting battle for medals.
Olympic Park in east England, the venue for the games hosted range of exciting
events and attractions during the games. Some of the best athletes from around
two hundred four nations were welcomed at Olympics 2012.
The beautiful mascots for these games the
one-eyed characters 'Wenlock' and 'Mandeville' were created from the last two
drops of steel used for the London Olympics
2012. The big list of sports included twenty six different types of sports. This was the
third time London was hosting the Olympic Games. Fifty three African, forty
four Asian, forty nine European, seventeen Oceania and forty one American
countries participated in the games. The parade of nations at the opening
ceremony was accompanied by athletes and officials of 204 nations, led by
Greece team. It was followed by other countries and finally the hosts Great
Briton. The Olympic flag was carried by eight people chosen as symbols of the
This time Indian Olympic Association had sent total eighty three athletes for competing in
thirteen different sports. This was the largest team India had ever sent to the
Olympic Games. Sushil kumar was holding the Indian flag during opening ceremony.
After the glorious opening ceremony, every day increased
the curiosity of the spectators. China started with a brilliant start bagging
maximum medals in the initial stage. India stood with the
best ever performance regarding number of medals won
at Olympic Games and finished with total six medals two silver and four bronze.
The success story of Indian medals started with the first bronze medal won by ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang in the ten meter air
rifle event. Vijay kumar brought the second medal which was the first silver
medal for the country in men’s 25 m rapid fire pistol event. Indians throughout
the world rejoiced with joy and cheers for this first silver medal received at
London. Keeping the score board of
medals moving, Saina Nehwal won a bronze medal in women’s singles for
Badminton. The fourth medal was brought by Mary Kom by winning a Bronze in the
women’s flyweight boxing event. She is the first Indian women to win a medal in
boxing at the Olympics. Yogeshwar Dutt won a bronze in the 60 kg freestyle
wrestling event. The second silver medal was snatched by Sushil Kumar in 66 kg
freestyle wrestling. He became the first Indian to win an individual medal in
consecutive Olympics. This comparatively good performance of the athletes has raised
and they are expecting still more number of medals at the next Brazil Olympics
The games were concluded with United States achieving
total 104 medals and standing on the top of the medal list. Like the opening
ceremony the closing ceremony of the Olympics 2012 on 12th August
2012 was also amazing. Mary Kom was the Indian flag bearer at the closing
ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the Olympic Games
were handed over to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. The Olympic flame
was extinguished, signaling the official end of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
We at Magic Holidays crave for India’s best performance in the next
Olympics at Brazil.
India’s best performance at Olympics 2012