The performance of the Indians is indeed creditable as the expectations were also realistic, though some might argue that Indian men should have got medals from the boxing ring and the women from the archery arena.
While shooting and wrestling led the charge with two medals each (one silver and one bronze in each of the disciplines), two other finishes on the podium were from badminton and women's boxing. India finished 55th on the medals table, 10 rungs higher than their count at Beijing.
The Indians would now leave this historic city, having doubled the three-medal tally from Beijing four years ago. However, there was a gold in Beijing, the first by an individual - Abhinav Bindra, who won it in the men's 10m air rifle.
In Image: India's Gagan Narang celebrates winning the bronze medal in the men's 10-meter air rifle at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.