Four Indian Gorkhas represented India in Olympic 2012 which took place in London (UK) which started from 27 July 2012. This was the proud moment for Indian Gorkha community.
London Olympic 2012
Bharat Chettri is the Captain of the Indian national hockey team. He was born in 1982 at Darjeeling. He is the goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team. He was first appointed the captain of the Indian national team in October 2011 for the four-nation Super Series and an international tournament in Australia. He was the captain of the 18-member Indian squad at the 2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, which won the bronze medal. Bharat Chhetri will lead the 16-member Indian hockey squad in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Tarundeep Rai is an Indian archer. Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award in the year 2005. Tarundeep Rai became the first Indian to win an individual mens silver medal in archery at the Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in China. Tarundeep was a part of the Indian archery team won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championship in Madrid (Spain).
Shiva Thapa is an Indian boxer from Guwahati, Assam. Shiva Thapa is the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the for 2012 London Olympics. His date of birth is 8 December 1993. In 2012 Asian Olympic Qualifiers held in Astana (Kazakhstan) he defeated Syria’s Wessam Salamana to clinch the gold medal and qualified for 2012 London Olympics in 56 kgs category.
Basanta Bahadur Rana
Basanta Bahadur Rana is an Indian athlete. He has qualified in 50 Kilometers Race Walk event in London Olympics 2012. He is the first athlete to represent India in 50 Kilometers Race Walk event. He was born on 18 January 1984 in a town near Kathmandu, Nepal. He joined the Indian army in 2002 and currently serving the Gorkha Regiment of Indian army. Source:himlalpun.net