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India finish with best-ever Olympic medal tally in Tokyo

Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics. The 23-year-old dominated the javelin throw finals to bag the first track-and-field medal at the Games.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: August 07, 2021 18:38 IST ]
  • Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics. The 23-year-old dominated the javelin throw finals to bag the nation's first track-and-field medal at the Games.
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    Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics. The 23-year-old dominated the javelin throw finals to bag the nation's first track-and-field medal at the Games.

  • India men's hockey team scripted history when they defeated heavyweight Germany 5-4 in the third-place match to clinch the Bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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    India men's hockey team scripted history when they defeated heavyweight Germany 5-4 in the third-place match to clinch the Bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • Mirabai Chanu created history by clinching India's first silver medal in weightlifting in Olympics' history. Chanu won the medal in the 49kg category. The 26-year-old lifted 87kg in snatch and 115kg in the Clean and Jerk event to score a total of 202 during the 49kg category final to create Indian history.
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    Mirabai Chanu created history by clinching India's first silver medal in weightlifting in Olympics' history. Chanu won the medal in the 49kg category. The 26-year-old lifted 87kg in snatch and 115kg in the Clean and Jerk event to score a total of 202 during the 49kg category final to create Indian history.

  • Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) won bronze after suffering a 0-5 defeat to world champion Busenaz Surmeneli in an intensely fought Tokyo Olympic semi-final on Wednesday. Lovlina, the two-time World and Asian championships bronze-medallist, lost all three rounds by unanimous decision, ending her debut stint at the Games with a bronze. 
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    Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) won bronze after suffering a 0-5 defeat to world champion Busenaz Surmeneli in an intensely fought Tokyo Olympic semi-final on Wednesday. Lovlina, the two-time World and Asian championships bronze-medallist, lost all three rounds by unanimous decision, ending her debut stint at the Games with a bronze. 

  • Reigning world champion PV Sindhu brushed aside He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15 to secure the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics. After missing the chance to advance into her second successive Olympics final, Sindhu outclassed the Chinese shuttler to register a straight-game win in the third-place playoff at Musashino Forest Plaza. 
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    Reigning world champion PV Sindhu brushed aside He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15 to secure the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics. After missing the chance to advance into her second successive Olympics final, Sindhu outclassed the Chinese shuttler to register a straight-game win in the third-place playoff at Musashino Forest Plaza. 

  • Ravi Dahiya became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games after he lost the men's freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev. The 23-year-old would've claimed gold but the Russian defended well to win comfortably in the final. 
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    Ravi Dahiya became only the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games after he lost the men's freestyle 57kg title clash 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev. The 23-year-old would've claimed gold but the Russian defended well to win comfortably in the final. 

  • Bajrang Punia clinched a bronze medal on Olympic debut after outwitting Daulet Niyazbekov in the men's freestyle 65kg play-off. With Bajrang's medal, Indian wrestlers matched their best performance at the Olympics by earning two podium finishes.
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    Bajrang Punia clinched a bronze medal on Olympic debut after outwitting Daulet Niyazbekov in the men's freestyle 65kg play-off. With Bajrang's medal, Indian wrestlers matched their best performance at the Olympics by earning two podium finishes.

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