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India registered its best performance of seven medals at the Olympics, securing one gold, two silver and four bronze medals in Tokyo



India registered its best performance of seven medals at the Olympics, securing one gold, two silver and four bronze medals in Tokyo


From Mirabai Chanu's weightlifting silver on the second day of the Tokyo Olympics to Neeraj Chopra's ancient gold in javelin throw on Saturday, India registered its excellent-ever medal haul withinside the records of the Games.

With one gold, silver, and 4 bronze medals, India's overall of 7 medals in Tokyo bettered the preceding excellent haul of six on the London Games in 2012. India's tricolor become raised throughout the medal ceremonies in weightlifting, hockey, badminton, wrestling, boxing, and athletics at this version of the Olympics.

Here's an examination of all of the Indian medallists in Tokyo:

Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting) - Silver Medal

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu gained a silver medal as she lifted a complete of 202kg (87kg+115kg) withinside the women's forty-nine kg class. Chanu completed at the back of Hou Zhihui of China, who took the gold medal at the same time as Indonesia's Windy Aisah gained bronze. This become India's 2d typical medal in weightlifting in the Olympics. Weightlifter Karnam Malleswari had formerly gained bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

PV Sindhu (Badminton) - Bronze Medal

India's badminton Supermegacelebrity PV Sindhu carried on from in which she left on the ultimate Olympics and taken returned any other medal for u . s . a . withinside the women's singles event. After triumphing in silver in Rio 2016, Sindhu picked up a bronze this time while she overcame China's He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 withinside the bronze medal match.

Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing) - Bronze Medal

Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain picked up the country's third-ever Olympic medal in boxing while she secured a bronze withinside the women's welterweight (64-69kg) class, following withinside the footsteps of Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom's bronze medals in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

She displayed great grit in her semi-very last bout towards eventual champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey however misplaced thru unanimous decision. Hong Gu of China secured silver after dropping the very last to the Turk.

Indian Team (Men's Hockey) - Bronze Medal

The Indian men's hockey crew ended a 41-12 months medal drought in the Olympics after defeating Germany 5-four in an exciting comeback victory withinside the bronze medal match.

India, eight-time winners of the men's hockey gold on the Olympics, had ultimate clinched an Olympic medal in the game on the 1980 Moscow Games, in which they gained the gold.

Ravi Dahiya (Wrestling) - Silver Medal Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya took the second one spot withinside the men's freestyle 57kg class after dropping a near very last bout to ROC's Zavur Uguev four-7.

Dahiya showcased awesome willpower as he driven-time international champion Uguev to his limits and got here agonizingly near income a gold medal for the country. However, Uguev used his enjoy to recover from the line, leaving Dahiya to be content material with the silver medal.

Bajrang Punia (Wrestling) - Bronze Medal

Bajrang Punia gained India's 2d wrestling medal as he defeated Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov 8-zero in men's 65kg freestyle to win bronze.

After dropping to Azerbaijan's Haji Aliyev withinside the semi-finals, Bajrang ruled his Kazakh opponent to ease to victory withinside the bronze medal bout.

India's first-ever Olympic gold in athletics got here in Tokyo while Neeraj Chopra placed on a stellar show to sign in the excellent throw of 87.58m with withinside the very last to seal the victory. Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely gained silver and bronze, respectively.

This becomes additionally India's first gold medal considering that Abhinav Bindra in Beijing 2008 and simplest the second one-ever man or woman gold medal.

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