In the history of track and field events at Olympics, only six Indians and the women’s 4 X 400m relay team have reached the
finals since Independence.
The six individuals who’ve achieved the feat are – triple jumper Henry Rebello (1948), quarter-miler Milkha Singh (1960), 110m hurdler GS Randhawa (1964), 800m runner Sriram Singh (1976), 400m hurdler PT Usha (1984) and long jumper Anju Bobby George.
1. GS Randhawa finishes fifth at Tokyo Olympics 110m hurdles
GS Randhawa ran in 14 seconds the 110m hurdles race to finish a creditable fifth at Tokyo Olympics 1964. Hayes Jones of USA won the race in 13.6 seconds.
1 Hayes Jones USA (13.6 s)
2 Harold Lindgren USA (13.7 s)
3 Anatoli Michailow URS (13.7 s)
4 Eddy Ottoz ITA (13.8 s)
5 Gurbachan Singh Randhawa IND (14.0 s)
6 Marcel Duriez FRA (14.0 s)
7 Giovanni Cornacchia ITA (14.1 s)
8 Giorgio Mazza ITA (14.1 s)