It was fascinating to watch the performance of India at Tokyo Olympics 2020. India is at its best in the last four decades. However, we were in 48th place on the medal tally with one gold, one silver and four bronze medals. According to winning medals in Olympics 2020, India will be in 33rd place, but the rank is given based on gold medals. Hence we are in 48th place. Before Tokyo Olympics 2020, India’s best performance was in Beijing in 2008. Here India won three gold medals, including one by Abhinav Bindra in the shooting.
India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 performed exceptionally well. Like every year, we expected a few more medals from our sports team; the first gold medal in athletics has made the country proud. In 2021 India finished better than its golden hockey era. In Moscow, India was on 23rd rank in the medal tally with just one gold in hockey. The Olympic Games has changed a lot from Moscow to Tokyo. If the Indian hockey team won a gold today, India would have ended in 63rd place in the medal tally.
It’s an excellent feeling for Indians to close on the first fifty in Olympics after 40 years. Let us know about the players that brought the Olympics medal home;
India at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Olympics 2020 was delayed for a year due to coronavirus threat. So the players and athletes got one more year to shape their skills to participate in Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics will be remembered because of the excellent performance of Indians. The players played all the matches so well that they deserve appreciation. The Olympics 2020 has been the best in terms of the overall performance of Indians. Even if they could not win, they played well.
The performance of the Women’s hockey team in their last match for the bronze medal was breathtaking. The girls’ performance has given us hope of a medal in the next Olympics. Same in the case of the golf game where Aditi Ashok finished at 4th pace. The 23 years old player looks promising for the next Olympic Games. With lots of hope for the next Olympic Games, let us know more about the proud Indian players that come home with a medal.
Gold Medal to India at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Neeraj Chopra, a 23 years old boy from Harayan’s Panipat, has become a sensation overnight because of his gold bringing performance in Olympics. On the highest position on the podium, Neeraj’s eyes reflected all the emotions he witnessed when India’s Anthem was playing. Neeraj won gold in the javelin throw. His golden throw of 87.5 m clinched the first individual gold in Tokyo 2020 Olympic games and athletics.
With his gold-winning performance in Tokyo, the athlete jumped from fourteen to the second position in the world ranking. Neeraj started to participate in sports for weight loss, but he began to perform better later on. India’ Sports Authority has spent in crores to provide the best overseas training coaching to the players for 450 days. The videos of Neeraj Chopra practising and preparing for the Olympics are available online, and you see the athlete’s hard work and tedious practice for Olympic game preparation. If you are a young kid and looking for inspiration, you can look at Neeraj Chopra’s determination towards his sport.
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Silver Medal to India at Olympics 2020
SAIKHOM MIRABAI CHANU |Weightlifter
India had great expectations from Mirabai Chanu in weightlifting, and she fulfilled them by bringing silver in the sport. The 26 years old Manipur girl with the prettiest smile could not perform well in Rio 2016. But her failure didn’t discourage her, and she brought silver in the 49 Kg category. Her coach Vijay Sharma trained her well to lift the weight without any injuries during the training. Mirabai Chanu comes from a small town approx 30 KM far from Imphal, Manipur. Her ability to lift heavy logs for fuel made her think about getting training for weight lifting.
Ravi Kuamar Dahiya | Wrestler
Indian wrestlers are the best in the world and country expect them to bring Olympic medal to the country. In Tokyo Olympics 2020, Ravi Kumar got a silver medal home. He is the world number 4 player, and the country was looking hopefully at him for a medal. The Olympic runner-up’s stunning performance not only made him win a medal, but he won people’s hearts as well.
During the match, his opponent had bitten him deeper to get rid of his grip. Its shows how difficult it was to win against this Indian wrestling champion. Ravi gave a tough competition but could win a silver medal in wrestling. He has become the second Indian wrestler after Sushil Kumar to win silver. The 23 year old wrestler won in his debut Olympic games, and we are still hopeful for him to grab a gold Olympic medal in the next games.
Bronze Medal Winning Indian Olympics Champions
PV Sindhu| Badminton
Sindhu already has an Olympic medal in her kitty from previous games, but one is not sufficient, and she was looking at a medal in Olympic 2020 also. In her early matches, she wasn’t in her best performance, but we have seen some stunning moves from the lady in the court in a later stage. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was at her best in her bronze playoff, where she defeated Chinese player He Bing Jiao. PV Sindhu is the best example of dreaming high and achieving them.
LOVINA BORGOHAIN | Boxing
Lovlina, a young Indian boxer, comes from Assam. She had a match with the world’s number one ranked player where she could not win. But she defeated her opponent Chen Nien-Chin from Taiwan and won bronze in Boxing. The five feet nine-inch tall girl’s boxing practice was affected due to Corona, but she managed to be active by lifting the LPG cylinders and working in the field. She started her career as a kickboxer and boxer later on. Her elder twin sisters have been the national-level boxer, and now she made her family and country proud.
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BAJRANG PUNIA | wrestling
The 27 years old wrestler comes from the Jhajjar district of Haryana. His game and courage to go in the ring made all the sports lovers proud of him despite the injury. The fearless boxer had a knee injury, and his opponent knew about it. Olympics are the games where everyone wants to grab a medal, so do the other wrestlers. All his opponents attacked Punia’s injured knee. The wrestler defeated Kazakhstan’s wrestler with 8-0 and won a bronze. If courage has a face, then it must be like Bajrang Punia.
Indian Men’s Olympics Hockey Team
Indian men’s hockey team’s performance was excellent in Tokyo Olympics. The team had the potential to bring gold home, but it somehow grabs a bronze. Every player was at their best and worked to get the team on the podium. Seeing the hockey team with an Olympic medal is like a dream which this team made true.
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You must feel proud of the performance of India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Every participant has given a tough competition to their opponents. They win or not, its another matter, but they qualified to participate and played well. We generally feel that our youngsters don’t have the right inspiration for them. The Indian Olympic champions have everything that needs to be ideal. If you look at Olympic participants’ training and hard work, you will be inspired to get success. Get motivated and work hard to get what you dream for.