The historic Tokyo Olympics 2020 ends today. The Indian Army has completed its campaign and it is the best Olympic campaign in the country.
India has won seven medals, which is the highest in any Olympics we have participated in. The six highest medals we have won at the 2012 London Olympics.
This time, the victory was even sweeter as we won the gold medal. Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win a medal in track and field sports.
Ravikumar Dahiya and Mirabai Chanu won silver for the country.
PV Sindhu, Bhajrang Punia, Lovelina Borgohain and Indian men’s hockey team have won bronze medals.
There was a lot of promise on this star athlete before the start of the Olympics. His past records are the reason for those expectations. The 23-year-old Neeraj won gold in the javelin throw at the World Junior Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and South Asian Championships before entering his first Olympics this year. Realizing the prospects, he now won a gold medal at the Olympics.
India has never won a medal on the first day of the Olympics. The dream has come true in this edition, thanks to Meera Bai Chanu who won the silver medal on the first day of the Olympics. She is the second Indian woman weightlifter to win an Olympic medal. Karnam Malleswari was the first to achieve this.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya:
The star wrestler has been strong throughout his campaign. Unfortunately, they had to face a better opponent in the final. However, he continued India’s tradition of winning a medal in wrestling.
Sindhu won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics. I was expecting to win gold this year. However, she lost to a better opponent in the semifinals. Sindhu then came back strong in the bronze medal match and dominated and won.
Another wrestler who started his campaign with many prospects around him was Bajrang Punia. Bajrang’s performance in the semifinals was inconclusive, leading to defeat. However, he fought hard and won a bronze medal match to dominate. Thus, India won its second medal in wrestling.
The weak who launched his campaign with no expectations. But the 23-year-old Assamese boxer dazzled everyone by qualifying for the semifinals. Alas, she lost in the semis and ended her campaign with a bronze.
Indian Men’s Hockey Team:
Until the 1970s, the Indian hockey team was the most influential team at the Olympics. However, we have not won a single Olympic medal in the same sport for the past four decades. Now, history has been rewritten by the current hockey players who have given hockey a new glory in India.
Not only the players who won the medals but also the players who did not win medals won our hearts with their courageous performance.
Aditi Ashok, the 200th-ranked golfer, remains fourth and lost the podium finish via whisker.
This is the case with the Indian women’s hockey team who lost in the semifinals. India also excels in relay races and fencing.
All these shows gave us a ray of hope for the future at the Olympics. It encourages young people to take up various sports other than cricket. It encourages parents and teachers to play in any sport they can.
The Olympics is not just a medal. It’s about building the next generation. With India shining in multiple sports, our future is certainly bright.
Chak De India!
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