India's 8 youngest Olympians and how they fared during their first Games

Modified 17 Apr 2016
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Over the years, India have taken some compotent athletes to many an Olympics. While the results may not have gone their way, the supporters have certianly got a glimpse of many a upcoming talent who in the future would bring glory to the country.

Here’s a lot at some of India’s youngest Olympians and their performance in their 1st Games:

Note: Criteria for selection has been athletes who were below the age of 20 during their maiden appearance

1.PT Usha- 16 years and 69 days(Moscow 1980)

PT Usha's talent was first identified by Mr.O.M.Nambiar, who started coaching the youngster in 1979 and then a year later, saw her young pupil feature in her maiden Olympics in Moscow.

However, the experience proved to be a disappointing for Usha, who failed to progress through to the final in the Women's 100m, finishing well behind with a timing of 12.27.

It wasn't the greatest of starts to her Olympic career, but greatness was only going to come soon for the Indian, who would late go on to break many a record.

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Published 16 Apr 2016
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