~ Prakriti Prakash & Saakshi Sharma
Tokyo Olympics 2020 proved to be the best Olympics for India with our contingent winning the highest number of medals than ever before. But more importantly, this time the Indian contingent received far greater attention and support from their countrymen. Everyone sat back with their hopes high and our players did not let us down. They brought home 7 medals – one gold, two silver, and four bronze.
|S.No.||The Medalists||Sport||Medal Won|
|1||Neeraj Chopra||Javelin Throw||Gold|
|2||Ravi Kumar Dahiya||Freestyle Wrestling 57 kg||Silver|
|3||Chanu Saikhom Mirabai||Weightlifting 49 kg||Silver|
|5||Bajrang Punia||Freestyle Wrestling 65 kg||Bronze|
|7||Indian Men’s Hockey Team||Hockey||Bronze|
Not Medals, They Won Our Hearts!
|1||Aditi Ashok||Golf Individual||Stood 4th, narrowly missed the bronze medal|
|2||Bhavani Devi||Fencer||First Indian Fencer to participate in Olympics|
|3||Kamalpreet Kaur||Athletics Disc Throw||Qualified for finals, first Indian woman to breach 65-metre mark|
|4||Anas, Noah, Arokia and Amoj Jacob||4×400 m Men’s Relay Team||Set Asian record this Olympics|
|5||Indian Women’s Hockey Team||Women’s Hockey||Qualified for semifinals for the first time in the history of Olympics|
|6||Mary Kom||Boxing||The 6 times World Champion played her last Olympics and missed out on a close fight|
If you wish to know more about these players and their struggles, you are at the right place. In the following days, we will bring you a series of blogs covering the life stories of these players and athletes who made us proud with their commendable performances.