Today is the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 , which has definitely become India’s best Olympic ever. India has managed to win 7 Olympic medals which is the highest number of medals in a single Olympic for India breaking the record of London Olympics where India won 6 medals back in 2012.
In this Olympics , there were many athletes who were considered as favourites to win a medal. some were able to cop up with the expectations of 1.3 billion Indians but some crumbled in pressure or by other reasons.
India’s first Olympic medal in Tokyo 2020 came in very first day of Olympics when India’s weightlifter Mirabhai chanu won Silver medal in 49 kg category. All of a sudden India’s medal came in day 1 of the Olympics and we thought this Olympics will be ours . But after day 1 , Indian athletes disappointed and could not increase the medal tally for few days, especially our shooters from whom we were having lot of expectations to win medals disappointed us.
But soon India was assured their second medal when Indian boxer Lovlina borgohain was qualified for semifinals in 69 kg category. she was assured of at least a bronze medal . unfortunately , she lost the semifinal match but she had already won bronze medal for India. she became 3rd boxer for India to win medal in boxing after Marykom in 2012 and Vijender Singh in 2008. In between some disappointed performances , some Indian athletes did really well. After Lovlina, it was the time for PV Sindhu , silver medalist from Rio Olympics. She started really well but lost in semifinal match against Chinese Shuttler TY Tai. But soon made great comeback and won bronze for India.
Till then , India had won 3 medals and was already better from last Olympics where we we only won 2 medals but India’s best was about to come after that . Indian Hockey team was doing consistently good from their first match and soon they qualified for semifinal after many years. Indian women hockey team started poorly but they soon came in their best and qualified for Olympics semi finals but unfortunately ,our both teams lost in semifinals after playing good throughout the match. At the same time , wrestling was also going on where Ravi Dahiya entered finals of freestyle wrestling in 57 kg category. and Deepak Punia after qualifying for semifinals , unfortunately lost his match and was later unable to win bronze medal. Ravi Dahiya later won Silver medal.
But the historic moment came soon when Indian men hockey team won bronze medal match against Germany and won an Olympic medal after 41 years. that was a very historic and special moment for Indian fans. though Indian women hockey team could not win a medal but they won our hearts by playing outstanding hockey. till now, India had won 5 medals.
But the most historic and remarkable moment came yesterday when Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra won Gold medal in javelin throw event finals with a record 87.53 m distance. It was India’s first gold medal in Track and field events and 2nd individual gold medal after Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics. And in the same day, India’s one of the biggest medal hopes Bajrang Punia also won a Bronze medal in 65 kg category.
That is why , this Olympic has become India’s best Olympics ever. There were some amazing performances who were not able to win a medal but won our hearts like Indian women hockey team , golfer Aditi Ashok, Kamalpreet kaur and many others.