2012 in Indian sports

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Between the 2012 Summer Olympics and traditional sports, many significant events occurred this year in Indian sports. Below is a timeline.

January[edit]

  • M. Chitra wins the women's snooker title at the Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship.[1]

February[edit]

  • Ajay Mittal wins the shotgun gold medal at the 55th National Shooting Championships.
  • 26 February: The South African women's field hockey team defeats the Indian women's team, qualifying for the London Olympics.

March[edit]

  • 10 March: Rahul Dravid retires from international cricket after a 16-year career.[5]
  • 13 March: In football, India is eliminated from the AFC Challenge Cup after losing three matches in the group stage.

April[edit]

  • 12 April: Shiva Thapa became the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics.[7]

May[edit]

  • 18 May: Mary Kom qualifies for the London Olympics.[9]

June[edit]

  • 4–8 June: Second leg of the Indian Volley League
  • 12–16 June: Third leg of the Indian Volley League
  • 20–24 June: Fourth leg of the Indian Volley League

July[edit]

  • July 31: Gagan Narang wins a bronze medal in the men's 10m air rifle at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

August[edit]

  • August 3: Vijay Kumar wins a silver medal in the 25m Men's rapid-fire pistol at the Olympics.
  • August 4: Saina Nehwal wins the bronze medal in women's badminton singles at the Olympics, after opponent Wang Xin retired with a knee injury while leading 21–18, 1–0.
  • August 8: Mary Kom wins the bronze medal in women's flyweight boxing at the Olympics.
  • August 11: Yogeshwar Dutt wins the bronze medal in men's 60 kg freestyle wrestling at the Olympics.
  • August 12: Sushil Kumar wins the silver medal in men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling at the Olympics.

September[edit]

  • 2 September - India defeats Cameroon for its third consecutive football Nehru Cup.
  • 11 September: Second T20 between India and New Zealand of New Zealand's tour of India at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 23–27 November: Second test between India and England of England's tour of India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

December[edit]

  • 22 December: Second T20 of England's tour of India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Multi-sport events[edit]

Event Medals Report
Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
2012 Winter Youth Olympics 0 0 0 Report
2012 Summer Olympics 0 2 4 Report
2012 Summer Paralympics 0 1 0 Report
2012 Asian Beach Games 2 0 1 Report
Total 2 3 5

Leagues[edit]

Game Tournament Winner Length
From To
American Football 2012-13 Elite Football League of India TBA 22 September 2012 18 February 2012
Association Football 2011–12 I-League Dempo October 2011 May 2012
2012 I-League 2nd Division Royal Wahingdoh

Kalighat
Mohammedan
Vasco
United Sikkim
Aizawl

2012 I-League 2nd Division Final Round ONGC

United Sikkim

5 March 2012 17 April 2012
2012 I-League U20 Pune U-20 16 April 2012 19 May 2012
2012–13 I-League Churchill Brothers 6 October 2012 12 March 2013
Cricket 2011–12 Ranji Trophy Rajasthan 23 January 2012
2012 Indian Premier League Kolkata Knight Riders 4 April 2012 27 May 2012
2012–13 Ranji Trophy Mumbai 30 January 2013
Field Hockey 2012 World Series Hockey Sher-e-Punjab 29 February 2012 2 April 2012
2012-13 World Series Hockey Cancelled 15 December 2012 20 January 2013
Rugby Union 2012 All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament Bombay Gymkhana
Volleyball Indian Volley League Cancelled 29 May 2012 24 June 2012

See also[edit]

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