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Tokyo Olympics 2020: After 13 years, Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made history by winning the Gold medal for India on Saturday at the Olympic Stadium Tokyo. While Wrestler Bajrang Punia settles for the Bronze medal.
After 13 long years, The Indian national anthem played at the Olympics stadium in Tokyo. Neeraj Chopra secured India’s first Gold in the Tokyo Olympics. And India’s historic first in Athletics. Chopra secured the Gold with a mammoth throw of 87.58m in the men’s Javelin Throw Final. His 1st throw was equally strong, 87.03m. This was the 23-year old’s debut Olympics. This is only the 2nd Gold medal for India in the Olympics. Chopra’s name has been etched in history alongside Beijing 2008 gold medalist Abhinav Bindra in Shooting.
Evidently, Neeraj Chopra holds the rank of Subedar in the Indian Army and had been training at Army Sports Institute, Pune.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia secured India’s 4th Bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. Punia dominated the whole Bronze medal Bout.
Punia defeated Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 in the men’s 65kg freestyle. This was Punia’s debut Olympics as well.
This is India’s 2nd wrestling medal in this edition. The day before yesterday, Ravi Kumar Dahiya secured a Silver in the 57kg Freestyle.
India’s Olympics Campaign comes to a fitting end. This was India’s best Olympics performance so far. India finished with 7 medals, 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals. India is currently 47th in the medal tally.