India has performed really well in olympics this year. With 7 medals including 1 gold, India is set to win more medals in the next Olympics and many more sports competitions.
Everyone is aware of how Indians are usually cricket lovers and people used to hardly even watch other sports. But with so many young talented sports people in India recently, the focus has kind of shifted to others as well. I doubt if few years back people were even aware of the fact that Hockey is our national game.
It was a really warm feeling to see people cheering for our Olympic heroes, not only for men but for women too, and supporting them through social media. Every hero has a story of their own, some of them come from a middle class family, some one is getting a road to their home now, after winning a medal but no matter what the situation these people have fought with the odds and made a country of 1.3 billion people proud.
Let’s take a look at all our Olympic medal winners.
Neeraj Chopra won gold medal at Tokyo olympics at javelin throw. He is a commissioned officer in army and the first ever field and track athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for India. On 7th Aug he won the final game with a throw 87.58 m. The youngest gold medallist of the country, he is also the first javelin thrower gold medallist of India. He dedicated his medal to milkha Singh and those who could not win a medal.
Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, won silver in Tokyo olympics in women’s 49 kg weightlifting. She was the first person to win a medal this year for India after 21 year. After her win, wishes poured out from all over india, she was given a gift of life long free pizza’s from Domino’s for her inspiring win.
RAVI KUMAR DAHIYA
Haryana’s Ravi Kumar won silver medal in men’s wrestling 57 kg. 23 year old Ravi was bitten by his Kazakhstan opponent in semi finals and still managed to register his win. Although Kumar lost his finals but he surely has won hearts. Coming from a village background he started wretling at the age of 10 and trained under former Asian Games gold medallist Satpal Singh.
Sindhu is the only Indian women to have won two Olympic medals after she won bronze medal this year. Sindhu is a well known name in the sports industry and has already won many tournaments. She sits at 7th number at the world ranking. She is an inspiration to many.
Coming from Golaghat district of Assam Lovlina started her career in kickboxing and then switched to boxing. Currently ranked no.3, she won bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Her win became talk of the town as people were expecting good results from her and did perform well. She truly is an inspiration for the upcoming generation of women wrestlers.
INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM
Indian hockey team men defeated Germany 5-4 to bag the bronze medal after 41 years of wait and with this historic win they also jumped to 3rd place in world ranking. In an intense and thrilling game with Germany Indian team managed to pull out the game in their favor at last. The team efforts were really commendable and people wish to see more of hockey in the upcoming events.
The only Indian wrestler to win 3 medals at the world wrestling championship won the bronze medal in men’s freestyle 65 kg category Tokyo Olympics despite the knee injury had made the country proud with the win.
All the participants from India did a commendable job, winning and losing are a part of game but every person gave their best and made their country people proud. Be it Kamalpreet Kaur or the Indian women’s hockey team, they earned respect and won many hearts.