India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: From Neeraj Chopra to PV Sindhu, meet India’s medal winners at Tokyo Olympics India enjoyed their best-ever campaign at the Tokyo Olympics coming home with seven medals during the 17-day mega event. India clinched two medals on Saturday with Bajrang Punia clinching the bronze, while Neeraj Chopra ended India’s elusive wait for a Gold medal in athletics. With the Indian contingent’s journey done and dusted, here’s a look at the magnificent seven who clinched podium spots at Tokyo Olympics.
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India at Tokyo Olympics: From Neeraj Chopra to PV Sindhu, meet India’s medal winners at Tokyo Olympics
1. Mirabai Chanu – Silver – (Women’s Weightlifting 49 kg)
Mirabai Chanu clinched India’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as she won the silver medal in the women’s 49kg category in weightlifting. Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition. She became the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games.
2. PV Sindhu – Bronze – (Women’s Badminton Singles)
PV Sindhu became the first Indian female athlete to bag multiple medals at the Olympics as she clinched the bronze at the Tokyo Olympics. The 26-year-old was ousted in the semi-finals Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei but bounced back in the bronze medal match to win Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15. Sindhu is now just the second Indian athlete to win two individual Olympic medals after wrestler Sushil Kumar did so in 2008 and 2012.
3. Lovlina Borgohain – Bronze – (Women’s Boxing welterweight)
Lovlina Borgohain settled for bronze as she made it to the semi-finals in what was her maiden Olympics campaign. Borgohain’s bronze medal win made her the third Indian boxer to finish on the podium, emulating Vijender Singh and idol Mary Kom. The 23-year-old had a tough draw in the semi-finals as she went up against World No.1 Busenaz Surmeneli, but will find solace having clinched the bronze.
4. Ravi Kumar Dahiya – Silver – (Men’s Wrestling 57 kg)
Ravi Kumar Dahiya became the second Indian to play in a wrestling gold Indian match and like Sushil Kumar, had to settle for silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Playing in his debut Olympics, Dahiya showed great spirit to reach the final against all odds, but couldn’t manage to cash in on his good run to the gold meal bout, Nonetheless, a silver is India’s joint best finish in wrestling and Dahiya made his nation proud with his performance.
5. India men’s hockey team – Bronze
India men’s hockey team clinched their first medal at the Olympics since the 1980 Olympics as they settled for bronze at the Tokyo Olympics. Manpreet Singh and Co did well to bounce back from a demoralising defeat against Australia to reach the semi-finals, where they eventually settled for the bronze, ending India’s 41-year wait for a medal in dramatic style.
6. Bajrang Punia – Bronze- Men’s freestyle 65kg
Bajrang Punia showed his class as he clinched a bronze medal against the odds on Saturday. Punia, who was struggling with a knee injury, defeated Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov in a one-sided battle to clinch the third podium spot. Punia will be hoping to build on his showing at his debut Olympics, and continued the trend of Indian wrestlers making their mark at the Summer Games.
7. Neeraj Chopra – Gold- Men’s Javelin throw
Neeraj Chopra clinched India’s first medal in track and field events since 1900, and became the second individual gold medallist of the country. Chopra topped all in the javelin throw finals on Saturday to etch his name in the record books. Chopra threw a distance of 87.58m to pick the gold, and his medal ensured that India went past their best ever effort at the Summer Games.
India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: From Neeraj Chopra to PV Sindhu, meet India’s medal winners at Tokyo Olympics
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