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India In Tokyo Olympics 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2021 India Medal List

At Tokyo Olympics, India surpassed its previous best haul of six medals achieved in the 2012 London Games. Apart from Chopra’s gold, India has won two silver and four bronze medals. Here’s the list of the medalists.

Medal 1: Silver for Mirabai Chanu in the 40kgs weightlifting category

  • Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (born 8 August 1994) is an Indian weightlifter from
  • She won the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Women’s 49 kg.
  • Chanu had won the silver medal in the women’s 48 kg weight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow; she went on to break the games record en route to the gold medal at the 2018 edition of the event held in Gold Coast.
  • In 2017, she won the gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, California.
  • She was awarded the Padma Shri and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2018.
Medal 2: Bronze for boxer Lovlina Borgohain in the 69kg welterweight category
  • Lovlina Borgohain (born 1997) is an Indian boxer and an Olympic medal winner from the Golaghat district of Assam.
  • She won a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics (Tokyo) in the Women’s welterweight event.
  • In 2020, she became the sixth person from Assam to receive Arjuna Award.
Medal 3: Bronze for shuttler P V Sindhu in the Badminton women’s singles
  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 1995) is an Indian professional badminton player from Hyderabad.
  • She is the first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games. Wrestler Sushil Kumar is the first and only other Indian to win two Olympic medals.
  • She is the first Indian woman to win medals in two Olympic games. Sindhu won silver at Rio 2016.
  • She is only the fourth player in Women’s singles badminton to claim two medals at the two consecutive Olympic games.
Medal 4: Silver for wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya in the 57kg freestyle
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya is an Indian freestyle wrestler who won a silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 57 kg category.
  • He is also a bronze medalist from 2019 World Wrestling Championships and a two-time Asian champion. He hails from Haryana.
  • Ravi Kumar is the fifth Indian wrestler after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, and Sakshi Malik to finish on the Olympic podium. Dahiya became the second Indian wrestler ever to win an Olympic silver after Sushil Kumar.
Medal 5: Bronze for the men’s hockey team after they beat Germany 5-4 to win first
hockey medal in 41 years

  • The last time India had won a medal in hockey was at the 1980 Moscow Games where they got the gold. It was India’s last of the eight Olympic golds.
  • It is India’s third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.
Medal 6: Bronze for Bajrang Punia in men’s freestlye wrestling 45kg

  • Bajrang Punia is a freestyle wrestler from Haryana. He competes in the 65-kg weight category.
  • He is the only Indian wrestler to win 3 medals at the World Wrestling Championships.
  • He won a bronze medal by defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
  • With Bajrang’s medal, Indian wrestlers have matched their best performance at the Olympic Games by earning two podium finishes. Ravi Dahiya had won an inspiring silver medal in the 57kg category.
  • At the 2012 London Games, Sushil Kumar had won a silver and Yogeshwar Dutt returned with a bronze.
Medal 7: Gold for javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra after a scintillating 87.58 meter throw.

  • Chopra gave his best throw of 87.58 to bag the gold medal.
  • With this, he has become the first Indian athlete to win gold ever and India’s second ever individual Olympic gold medalist after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who bagged gold in Beijing 2008.
  • With this outstanding performance, Neeraj also took India’s medal haul to seven in the Tokyo Olympics – the country’s highest ever, beating the tally of six medals won at the London Games in 2012.
  • Neeraj Chopra is also a Naib Subedar with 4 Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army. He grew up to become India’s first ever javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games.
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