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Olympics: India ends with highest ever medal haul of seven medals at the Tokyo games

Olympics: India ends with highest ever medal haul of seven medals at the Tokyo games

During the 17-day mega event, India had its best-ever campaign in the Tokyo Olympics, winning seven medals. After Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the 69kg division in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Mirabai Chanu became the second Indian weightlifter to earn an Olympic medal. Since 1900, Neeraj Chopra has won India’s first medal in track and field events. Bajrang Punia shown his class by securing a bronze medal despite the odds. In the men’s hockey team, Manpreet Singh and his teammates had to settle for bronze.

Key Summary

  • Meet India’s medalists at the Tokyo Olympics, from Neeraj Chopra to PV Sindhu.
  • During the 17-day mega event, India had its best-ever campaign, winning seven medals.
  • Bajrang Punia shown his class by securing a bronze medal despite the odds.
  • In the men’S hockey team, Manpreet Singh and his teammates had to settle for bronze.
  • Mirabai Chanu became the second Indian weightlifter to earn an Olympic medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting division.
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya was second Indian to compete in a gold-medal wrestling match, but, like Sushil Kumar, he had to settled for silver.
  • The Indian men’s hockey team came in fifth place, their first bronze medal since the 1980 Olympics.

Meet India’s medalists at the Tokyo Olympics, from Neeraj Chopra to PV Sindhu. During the 17-day mega event, India had its best-ever campaign in the Tokyo Olympics, winning seven medals. On Saturday, India won two medals: Bajrang Punia won bronze and Neeraj Chopra won gold, ending India’s long wait for a gold medal in athletics. Now that the Indian team’s adventure has come to an end, have a look at the amazing seven who secured podium spots at the Tokyo Olympics.

India finishes with their best ever 7 medal haul in the Tokyo Olympics, setting a new record for the country.

Meet India’s medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics, ranging from Neeraj Chopra to PV Sindhu.

1. Mirabai Chanu (Women’s Weightlifting 49 kg) – Silver

Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, taking silver in the women’s 49kg weightlifting division. During her four successful efforts across the competition, Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk). Karnam Malleswari won bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, making her the second Indian weightlifter to earn an Olympic medal.

2. PV Sindhu – Bronze (Women’s Singles Badminton)

PV Sindhu won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, making her the first Indian female athlete to win multiple medals at an Olympics. The 26-year-old was eliminated in the semi-finals by Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying, but came back to win the bronze medal match against Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15. Sindhu is only the second Indian athlete to win two Olympic medals, following wrestler Sushil Kumar in 2008 and 2012.

3. Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s Boxing Welterweight) – Bronze

In her first Olympic campaign, Lovlina Borgohain settled for bronze after reaching the semi-finals. Borgohain’s bronze medal triumph made her the third Indian boxer to reach the finals, following in the footsteps of Vijender Singh and Mary Kom. The 23-year-old was pitted against World No. 1 Busenaz Surmeneli in the semi-finals, but she can rest easy knowing she took bronze.

4. Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Men’s Wrestling 57 kg) – Silver

Ravi Kumar is a writer who lives in India. Dahiya was the second Indian to compete in a gold-medal wrestling match, but, like Sushil Kumar, he had to settle for silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Dahiya, who was competing in his first Olympics, showed amazing determination to reach the final despite all odds, but he was unable to capitalize on his strong run to the gold dinner bout. Nonetheless, a silver is India’s joint best finish in wrestling, and Dahiya’s achievement made his country proud.

5. India’s men’s hockey team came in fifth place with a bronze medal.

The Indian men’s hockey team won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, their first medal since the 1980 Olympics. Manpreet Singh and his teammates did admirably to recover from a humiliating loss to Australia to reach the semi-finals, where they eventually settled for bronze, ending India’s 41-year wait for a medal in spectacular fashion.

6. Bajrang Punia – Bronze in the Men’s 65kg Freestyle

On Saturday, Bajrang Punia demonstrated his class by winning a bronze medal against all odds. Punia, who was suffering from a knee ailment, won a one-sided duel with Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov to take third place. Punia will be trying to build on his debut Olympic performance and continue the tradition of Indian wrestlers creating a name for themselves at the Summer Games.

Men’s Javelin Throw: 7. Neeraj Chopra – Gold

Neeraj Chopra won India’s first track and field medal since 1900, and he became the country’s second individual gold medalist. Chopra dominated the javelin throw finals on Saturday, setting a new world record. Chopra won gold with a throw of 87.58 meters, ensuring that India surpassed their previous best performance in the Summer Games.

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