Leander PAES

India IND

Tennis

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    7
  • First Olympic Games
    Barcelona 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1973
Olympic Results

Biography

Leander PAES

When it comes to Indian tennis, few names come close to touching the legend of Leander Paes, who is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished doubles players in the world.

Leander Paes’ achievements on the global stage, headlined by the bronze medal-effort at the 1996 Olympic Games, spurred on future Indian doubles stars like Divij Sharan, Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja to take up the sport and try to emulate the ‘Indian Express’.

Leander Paes was born on June 17, 1973, in Kolkata to parents who were both accomplished athletes in their own right. His father Vece Paes was part of the men's hockey team who won the bronze medal at the Munich 1972 Olympics, while mother Jennifer Paes led India’s 1980 Asian Basketball Championship team. Sport and the Olympics were in his blood.

He had his first rendezvous with the Games at Barcelona 1992 at the age of 18. He crashed out in the first round of the singles event but strung together some impressive displays alongside partner Ramesh Krishnan, to reach the quarter-finals in the men's doubles.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

#=17
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
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Results Event Sport

London 2012

#=9
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
#=5
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

#=5
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 2004

#4
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

#=33
Singles
Singles Tennis
#=9
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

B
Singles
Singles Tennis
#=9
Doubles
Doubles Tennis
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Barcelona 1992

#=33
Singles
Singles Tennis
#=5
Doubles
Doubles Tennis