Tokyo: Neeraj Chopras gold medal in Javelin Throw helped India jump 18 places in the Tokyo Olympics medal tally. India has secured 47th position from the 65th position on Saturday. Chopras medal became Indias seventh medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
India had won just 2 medals at the Rio Olympics 2016. Thus, this is a great achievement from where India stood last time in the Olympics. In 2016, Indias rank was 67 in the medals tally. Indias previous best performance came in the 2012 London Olympics when India had won six medals, but India had failed to win gold even then.
Indias previous gold medal came way back in the 2008 Beijing Olympics when Abhinav Bindra had won the gold.
Lets take a look at Indias Olympic 2020 Medal Summary:
Mirabai Chanu: Indias journey began when Mirabai Chanu, a weightlifter, gave India its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics. She took silver in the womens 49 kg category. It was Indias second medal in weight-lifting after the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
PV Sindhu: She secured a bronze medal in the womens singles event, becoming the second Indian and the countrys first woman to win two Olympic medals. This was Indias second medal.
Lovina Borgohain: She secured a bronze medal in boxing. Lovlina is only the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh (2008) and Mary Kom (2012) to win an Olympic medal.
Ravi Dahiya: Ravi Dahiya who hails from a small village in Sonepat, Haryana won a silver medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics in Mens 57 kg wrestling. This became Indias fourth medal. He was unhappy after losing the final.
Mens Hockey: After a disappointing semi-final loss, Indias mens hockey team won a medal after 41 years. It was a historic moment for the Indian team. India won a bronze.
Bajrang Punia: He won a bronze medal in the 65kg category in wrestling. This was Indias 6th medal in this years Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra: Finally, Indias national record holder in Javelin Throw, Neeraj Chopra secured a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
India’s 🇮🇳 Olympics Medals
This is highest #olympics tally we ever got in any single edition
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) August 7, 2021
With 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals, India won 7 medals, their highest ever! Overall, it was a good Olympics for India. There were some disappointments as well, especially Mary Kom and Deepak Punia. Nonetheless, this was Indias best performance at the Olympic Games 2020.
With Neeraj Chopras medal, India bids adieu to the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
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