Tokyo Olympics 2020: A look at India's medal winners
New Delhi : In Tokyo Olympics, India gave its best performance ever by winning seven medals, including a gold. Here is a look at the atheletes who brought India the medals.
Neeraj Chopra: Gold
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics. He bagged gold medal for throwing javelin to a record distance of 87.58m.
Mirabai Chanu: Silver
The pint-sized weightlifter from Manipuri lifted the spirits of the entire nation as she ended a 21-year wait for a medal in weightlifting, clinching a silver medal in the 49kg category to open India’s account on the very first day of competitions on July 24.
Ravi Dahiya: Silver
The 23-year-grappler born in the Nahri village of the Sonepat district in Haryana stormed to the final of the men’s 57kg freestyle event without any fuss. Although he fetched a silver, his immense strength and stamina along with technical prowess impressed one and all.
PV Sindhu: Bronze
One of the strongest medal contenders heading to the Tokyo Olympics, PV Sindhu delivered once again. This time snatching a bronze.
Men’s hockey team: Bronze
Four decades of pain and disappointment was washed away as the Indian men’s hockey team clinched the bronze, the country’s 12th Olympic medal in the sport that came after a gap of 41 years.
Lovlina Borgohain: Bronze
Competing in her maiden Olympics, Borgohain carved a niche for herself in the history of Indian women’s boxing by clinching a bronze — India’s lone boxing medal at the Tokyo Games.
Bajrang Punia: Bronze
A favourite heading into the Games, Bajrang didn’t quite live up to the sky-high expectations of becoming the first Indian wrestler to win the gold, but the 27-year-old did return from Tokyo with a bronze medal, an impressive feat in a nation starved for success at the grandest sporting spectacle.