India at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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India at the
1900 Summer Olympics
British Raj Red Ensign.svg
Flag of India
IOC code IND
NOC Indian Olympic Association
in Paris
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Ranked 17th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 0 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

One athlete from India competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, thereby being the nation's first appearance at the modern Olympic Games. Olympic historians tend to separate Indian results from British ones despite India's lack of independence, in a similar manner to the separation of results of competitors from Australia before 1901. One athlete, Norman Pritchard, represented India in 1900

In 2005 the IAAF published the official track and field statistics for the 2004 Summer Olympics. In the historical records section Pritchard was listed as having competed for Great Britain in 1900. Research by Olympic historians has shown that Pritchard was chosen to represent Great Britain after competing in the British AAA championship in June 1900.[1] The IOC still regard Pritchard as having competed for India.


Results by event[edit]


Pritchard competed in athletics, entering five events and taking second place in two of them.

Event Place Athlete Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
60 metres Norman Pritchard Unknown
3rd, heat 1
None held Did not advance
100 metres Norman Pritchard 11.4 seconds
1st, heat 5
3rd, semifinal 3
Did not advance
200 metres 2nd Norman Pritchard Unknown
2nd, heat 1
None held 22.8 seconds
110 metre hurdles 5th Norman Pritchard 16.6 seconds
1st, heat 2
None held Straight
to final
Did not finish
200 metre hurdles 2nd Norman Pritchard 26.8 seconds
1st, heat 2
None held 26.6 seconds


  1. ^ "David Wallechinsky - The Complete Book of the Olympics Aurum Press 2000
  • Ian Buchanan. "Who was Norman Pritchard?" (PDF). Journal of Olympic History. International Society of Olympic Historians (January 2000): 27–28. 

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