INDIA FINISHES 48th, best in 4 decades

India finishes 48th on the MEDAL TALLY in Tokyo Olympics, its highest rank in four decades. The previous best in this period was the rank 51st rank finish at Beijing in 2008, when India won three medals, including Abhinav Bindra’s Gold. India has significantly higher in the era in which it used to win gold in Hockey, but that time is not really comparable both because of the dozens of countries that have come into being since then and the expansion in the number of sports and hence medal. In Moscow, for instance , India finished at 23rd rank but just a solitary medal, the Hockey Gold. A repeat of that at Tokyo would have placed India at joint 63rd, a measure of how different the two eras are.

GAMESATHLETEMEDAL
JAVELIN THROWNEERAJ CHOPRAGOLD
WRESTLING (57KG)RAVI KUMAR DHAHIYASILVER
WEIGHT LIFTING (49KG WOMEN)MIRABAI CHANUSILVER
WOMENN’S SINGLES BADMINTONP.V. SINDHUBRONZE
WOMEN’S WALTERWEIGHT BOXINGLOVLINA BORGOHAINBRONZE
HOCKEYINDIAN HOCKEY TEAMBRONZE
WRESTLINGBAJARANG PUNIABRONZE
SEVEN SAMURAI TOKYO OLYMPICS

NEERAJ CHOPRA

Now a days the name Neeraj Chopra is well known as one of his historic achievement of winning gold medal in Tokyo Olympics. He was born on 24 December 1997, being an Indian Athlete who go in for JAVELIN THROW and a JUNIOR COMISSIONED OFFICER (JCO) in Indian Army. As of 2 August he is ranked second as national athlete. Chopra represented India in Tokyo Olympics and won GOLD MEDAL in that.

RAVI KUMAR DHAHIYA

Ravi Kumar Dahiya won silver medal for the nation in 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the category of 57 kg. He is an Indian Freestyle Wrestler. Dahiya also won a bronze medal in 2019 World Wrestling Championships and two time Asian Champion. Ravi Kumar is the fifth athlete after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Shakshi Malik to finish on the Olympic Podium. He banged his silver medal after losing fight with Zavur Uguev. This is fifth medal for India at Tokyo Olympics and second silver medal for India.

MIRABAI CHANU

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu is a Indian weightlifter. She won silver medal in Tokyo Olympics in Women’s 49kg category. She has won various medals at Commonwealth Games. She was awarded the Padma Shri by government of India for her participation in sports. She was also awarded with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna by Government of India in 2018.

P.V. SINDHU

Pusarla Venkta Sindhu is India’s one of the sensational badminton player of the nation who won the heart of India and built nations interest in other sports. She is the first India woman to win silver medal at the OLYMPICS. She is the first Indian woman to claim two Olympic medals after she won badminton bronze medal in Tokyo, adding her silver from Rio 2016. Sindhu has won medals at multiple tournaments including Olympics and on the BWF circuit including gold at the 2019 world championships.  She is only individual to win medal in consecutive two Olympic Games. She rose to a career high world ranking of number 2 in April 2017.

LOVLINA BORGOHAIN

Lovlina Borgohain is an Indian amateur woman boxer. Borgohain became third boxer after Vijender Singh in Beijing 2008 and Mary Kom in London 2012, to win an Olympic medal. She banged a Bronze Medal in the women’s Welterweight category at the Tokyo Olympics. But she wasn’t satisfied with her performance. Her main aim was to win Gold for the country. She rejoices in her victory when she won her quarterfinals against Chen Nien-chin of Chinese Taipei, assuring India a medal. But Indian boxer Lovlina soon shifted her focus towards semi-finals against Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey.

INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM

Indian Hockey Team break 21 years jinx and won me and dal in Tokyo Olympics. Hockey has been India’s national sports. Hockey has been Indian’s traditional sport for winning medals in Olympics from 1928 to 1980 and in this time period they have won 11 medals for the nation. These 11 medals include 8 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronzes medals. Though it’s been a long time since India won a medal in Olympics since 1980. The last time India won a medal was in 1980 at Moscow Games was the Gold medal.

BAJARANG PUNIA

Bajarang Punia is an Indian Wrestler, who competes in 65 kg weight category. He is currently ranked number 2 in the 65 kg weight category. He is the only Indian to won 3 medals in World Wrestling Championship. Now he added another medal to his collection by winning Bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics. Punia defeated his opponent and had a score of 8-0 in the play-off and secure his first Olympic medal.

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