7 Indian Medal Winner in Tokyo Olympics
Sports are the pride of every country and to excel in them is not easy. However, every player tries his/her best to make his/her country proud with his/her playing skills. And to exhibit these skills, the best and the dream platform of every player and countrymen is Olympics. Posted On August 20th, 2021
Mirabai Chanu opened the account with a silver medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting category, lifting a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg). The 26-year-old from Nongpok Kakching village in Manipur's Imphal East district ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal on the first day, ensuring India started with a bang.
PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman and, after Sushil Kumar, the only Indian athlete to win two individual Olympic medals. The ace shuttler from Hyderabad won the bronze medal in the women's singles competition after defeating China's He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15.
Lovlina became only the third Indian pugilist, after Vijender Singh (2008) and Mary Kom (2012), to ensure a podium finish at the Olympic Games when she defeated Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chen in the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old from Barpathar village in the Golaghat district of Assam won the first Olympic medal in Indian boxing in nine years.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Ravi Dahiya, 23, is the second Indian debutant to win a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Dahiya won silver in the men's 57kg freestyle wrestling event, making him the seventh Indian to win a silver medal in an individual event at the Olympics. The wrestler from Sonipat had to settle for second place after losing 7-4 to two-time world champion Zavur Uguev (ROC).
Indian Men's Hockey Team
The Indian men's hockey team, without an Olympic medal since winning gold at the 1980 Moscow Games, won bronze after defeating Germany 5-4 in an enthralling match. It was India's fifth medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia won the bronze medal in the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling playoff after defeating Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov in his first appearance at the quadrennial event. Punia, from the Jhajjar district's Khuddan village, pinned Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov.
With his gold medal in the men's javelin throw at Tokyo 2020, Neeraj Chopra became India's second individual Olympic champion after Abhinav Bindra. He is also the first Olympian from independent India to win an athletics/track and field medal. With his herculean effort, the country surpassed its previous best haul of six medals (none of which were gold) at the 2012 London Olympics.