Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold medal in the men’s javelin event in Tokyo on Saturday brought the nation’s Olympics performance to a spectacular close.
The 22-year-old athlete’s gold medal — the nation’s first in a track and field event since it gained independence from Britain — consolidated India’s greatest ever performance at the Games, winning a total of seven medals.
Former Asian Games gold medallist Bajrang dominated the men’s 65kg bronze medal bout from start to finish, which ended in a 8-0 scoreline in favour of the Indian 27-year-old.
Bajrang’s bronze is the 7th medal in wrestling at the Olympics for India. He is the second Indian to bag a medal in this Olympics after Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya
At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Dahiya won his first two bouts on technical superiority. In the semifinal, he pinned the Kazakh wrestler Nurislam Sanayev down in the final minute to win by fall, after trailing in the bout on points. There were reports that Dahiya endured a bite from his opponent, Nurislam Sanayev in the semi-final match.In the final, Dahiya had to settle for silver as he was defeated 4–7 on points by ROC wrestler Zaur Uguev.Dahiya became the second Indian wrestler to win an Olympic silver after Sushil Kumar.
26-year-old Mirabai Chanu who in weightlifting buried the ghosts of Rio Games with a sensational performance on Saturday in Tokyo. She became the first athlete from India to win a medal on the opening day of the Games.
The Olympic Games are about perseverance, fight and redemption. And Mirabai Chanu’s story proves it right. The 26-year-old from Manipur picked up on Saturday what she had agonisingly left behind at the Rio Games 5 years ago.
PV Sindhu scripted history on Sunday as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals. Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao 21-13 and 21-15 in the bronze medal match.
Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) signed off with bronze medal in the Olympic Games after a comprehensive 0-5 loss to reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli. The 23-year-old from Assam has become only the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).
Indian men’s hockey
The last time India had won a hockey medal at the Olympics was way back in 1980, when the country won its last gold. Now, a 41 year jinx has finally been broken, thanks to an edge of your seat thriller of a bronze medal match, which saw India beat Germany 5-4.
Apart from these there were players who gave their 100% but couldn’t manage a medal still won the heart of billion people. India’s women’s hockey team couldn’t win for the bronze medal match still The P.M and fellow countrymen felt their emotions and congratulated them on their historic feat.