Amid these highs, two sporting disciplines provided the lows. Despite much hope, none of the Indian archers came even remotely close to a medal, as they mostly fell at the first hurdle.
Hockey, where India were for long the reigning monarchs, saw the country's standards having sunk to the lowest depths. The Indians came up with their worst performance, securing the last position among 12 teams.
In Image: Bronze medalist, India's Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte, participates in the medals ceremony for women's final flyweight 51-kg gold medal boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London.