India surpassed the previous best haul of six medals achieved in the 2012 London Games. Apart from Neeraj Chopras gold, India have won to silver and four bronze medals.

Heres a list of athletes that made India proud at Tokyo 2020:

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History scripted at Tokyo!

Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming the first Indian to win gold medal in athletics at Olympic Games when he clinched first position at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres in the javelin competition.

Chopra has also become only the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics. Chopra now holds gold medals in javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and now the Olympics, all at the same time.

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Mirabai

Ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu opened Indias medals tally as she bagged a silver in the Womens 49kg category at Tokyo International Forum.

With this monumental silver medal, Chanu has become the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal after Karnam Malleswari bagged bronze in the 69kg category at the 2000 Sydney Games when the weightlifting arena was opened to women for the first time.

Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition.

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PV

Shuttler PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. Sindhu defeated Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 in the bronze medal match that lasted for 52 minutes. Sindhu had earlier returned with a silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016.

The 26-year-old Sindhu is now just the second Indian athlete to win two individual Olympic medals. Wrestler Sushil Kumar also has two medals as he returned with a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and a silver at the London Olympics 2012.

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Lovlina

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain became the third Indian athlete at the Tokyo Olympics to clinch a medal -- a bronze -- after she lost her welterweight semifinal bout to Turkeys Busenaz Surmeneli.

The 23-year-old from Golaghat district of Assam lost her 64/69kg category last-four bout in a unanimous decision to Busenaz, who is among the best in the business and is ranked No. 1

Lovlina also became the third boxer to win a medal at the Olympics for India after Vijender Singh and MC Mary Koms bronze at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics respectively.

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Mens

It took 41 years, but the dream of every Indian was finally realised when the mens hockey team beat Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal at the Oi Hockey Stadium -- North Pitch.

The Men in Blue showed absolute resilience, strength, and winning spirit to register a remarkable comeback win against a strong German team.

The German team got off the block very quickly in the first quarter after the Indian defence was caught napping. Timur Oruz scored past Sreejesh from the scramble in the D. The European team continued with their relentless pressure and got series of penalty corners which the Indian defence withheld brilliantly during the dying moments of the first fifteen minutes.

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Ravi

Wrestler Ravi Kumar won the silver medal in mens freestyle 57kg after losing to Russian Olympic Committees (ROC) Zavur Uguev in the final at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. The ROC wrestler won the bout 7-4 on points.

Ravi Kumar won Indias second silver medal in the Olympics after Sushil Kumar who won in 66kg freestyle in the London Olympics in 2012.

Bajrang

Indias Bajrang Punia won the bronze medal in mens freestyle 65kg, beating Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 on points for his first medal at the Olympics.

Bajrang, who had lost to Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the semifinals, came up with a tactical bout as he took early lead in the first period and capitalised with counterattacks when his Kazakh rival, a two-time medallist at the World Championships, went on the attack.

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