Honouring The Seven Wonders of India For Creating Magic At The Tokyo Olympics 2020

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In the picture, all of the seven medalists of the Tokyo Olympics 20 from India

India Is Celebrating Its Pride With The Exceptional Performance In The Tokyo Olympics 2020.

India won 7 medals in total which consisted of 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze. Our heroes gave their best and the finest performance in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. And were also acknowledged with cash rewards and gratuity for their hardwork and fabulous performance.

The entire country is proud of these champions and they surely have given us reasons to be. Twitter flooded by the tweets made for the appreciation of these legendary sports stars.

India won a gold medal in the Olympics after like 12 long years by Neeraj Chopra made the country fly high, whereas the last one being in the year 2008 when Abhinav Bindra made our country proud by winning the first-ever gold medal for India as an individual. India also finished 48th in the medal tally for the very first time, it is the highest-ranking for India in four decades, the initial best ranking being in the Beijing Olympics of 2008 when India finished on the 51st rank by winning three medals in total.

Now, let’s take a glance at the victories made by our super seven.

NEERAJ CHOPRA

Achievement – GOLD MEDAL

Sport – Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra undoubtedly is the “GOLDEN BOY OF INDIA”. Neeraj Chopra is the man who won a Gold Medal in the Tokya Olympics,2020 for India after a long haul.

Neeraj Chopra this name has been imprinted in the hearts and minds of every citizen in India and he deserves all the appreciation that he has been getting because he has surely earned it.

But, the road to this triumphant victory definitely would not have been a cakewalk. Starting with, people did not expect for him to get gold for the country because there were bigger names with better records, but a majority of them gave in to the pressure of the massive platform Neeraj Chopra shined bright like a diamond.

Born on 24 December 1997, Panipat Haryana, this 23-year-old young man cherished the moment and gave his absolute best. Watching him throw those arrows with utmost passion and listening to that National Anthem being played finally after 12 long years made each one of us emotional. Even after suffering from severe injuries and going through all those surgeries, this wonder boy did not stop following his passion for a second. He came, he played and he conquered.

For his exceptional performance and victory in Tokyo Olympics 2020, Neeraj Chopra has been rewarded with a massive cash prize; Haryana CM 6 Crore, Punjab CM and Byjus 2 Crore, CSK and BCCI 1 Crore, IOA 75 Lakh and Elan Group 25 Lakh and there are many more victories to come for him.

SAIKHOM MIRABAI CHANU

Achievement – SILVER MEDAL

Sport – Weightlifting – Women’s 49Kg

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

In the Tokyo Olympics 2020, coached by talented Vijay Sharma, Mirabai performed exceptionally well and won the Silver Medal on 24th July 2021, and become the first Indian Weightlifter to win the Silver at the Olympics and second Indian Weightlifter to win an Olympic Medal after Karnam Malleswari.

For her performance in Tokyo Olympics, she was facilitated with cash rewards of 2 Crore from Ministry Of Railways, India, 1 Crore from Byjus and Government of Manipur, 50 Lakh from Government of India and BCCI, 40 Lakh from Indian Olympic Association apart from these honours Mirabai Chanu has also bagged two of the most prestigious national awards including Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Padma Shri Award.

Born on 8th August 1994 to a Meitei family in Imphal, Manipur. Mirabai Chanu has always been a woman full of strength as was identified by her family when she was just a little girl of 12 years, while her elder brother could not even think of doing it, where she used to carry huge bundles of firewood effortlessly. Mirabai took sports training in Manipur with her family’s full support. Guess when you have the support of your family nothing is impossible to achieve.

Mirabai won her first-ever medal at the Glasgow edition of the Commonwealth Games, where she won a Silver Medal. Mirabai also qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, she was not able to finish the event. But soon after this unfortunate failure, Mirabai went off winning two Gold Medals back to back in 2017 and 2018, World Weightlifting Championship and Commonwealth Games respectively.

P.V. SINDHU

Achievement – BRONZE MEDAL

Sport – Badminton- Women’s Single

P.V. Sindhu

Adding to P.V. Sindhu’S many accomplishments, this time she won Bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on 1st August, which is her second medal in the Olympics. Sindhu was also rewarded with cash prizes for her victory in Tokyo Olympics 2020, by Byjus 1 Crore, Government of Andhra Pradesh 30 Lakh, BCCI and IOA 25 Lakhs. Apart from these, P.V. Sindhu has four prestigious awards in her honour which includes; Padma Bhushan, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award, all of which adds up to her glorious journey as a sportswoman.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu aka P.V. Sindhu, who hasn’t heard of this name, I bet everyone has. Such is the aura and charm of this 26-year-old magnificent badminton player who started playing badminton from the age of eight. PV

Sindhu, born on 5th July 1995, Hyderabad to her amazing parents P.V. Ramayana and P. Vijaya who themselves were national-level volleyball players. Her father even was a member of the Indian Volleyball team that won the Bronze medal in the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and he was also facilitated with the Arjuna Award for his huge contribution to sports. Well, now we see from where Sindhu’s talents come from, it’s in the genes. Though her parents played Volleyball, Sindhu was drawn towards badminton from the very beginning, saying her inspiration came from the success of Pullela Gopichand. She also ended up joining Pullela Gopichand’s Gopichand Badminton Academy.

A source said “The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, travelling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment.” Gopichand also backed up this statement saying that; “the most striking feature in Sindhu’s game is her attitude and the never-say-die spirit.”  P.V. Sindhu has had the most successful career that any athlete can have and all of those successes were solely the result of her hard work and dedication. Sindhu started her international career as an athlete when she was just 14 and since then she has never stopped. Her achievements list is easily never ending.

LOVLINA BORGOHAIN

Achievement – BRONZE MEDAL

Sport – Women’s Welterweight

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Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain won Bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on 4th August 2021 and became the third Indian boxer to win a medal in the Olympics. Lovlina was facilitated with cash rewards for her win in the Tokyo Olympics by Byjus 1 Crore, BCCI and IOA 25 lakh and Assam Congress 3 Lakh. Lovlina also has an Arjuna Award in her honour.

Born on 2nd October 1997 Lovlina Borgohain did not get everything in her life on a silver platter. As she grew up her parents struggled to afford even minimal training for her. Lovlina was born in the Golaghat district of Assam, her father Tiken Borgohain is a small-scale businessman and his financial condition was not decent due to which he struggled to support and back Lovalina’s ambition. Lovlina initially started her career as a kick boxer along with her elder twin sisters Licha and Lima, while her sisters did not pursue kickboxing further Lovalina switched to boxing later when she got the opportunity. Lovlina did her schooling at Barpathar Girls High School, where the Sports Authority of India used to hold trials and Lovalina was a participant. Because of her brilliant skills, she was noticed and then further selected by a supreme coach Padum Chandra Bodo at the SAI STC Guwahati where she did her initial training, later on she was trained by Sandhya Gurung.

Lovlina had her first breakthrough in her career as a boxer when she got selected in the 2018 Commonwealth Games welterweight boxing category, where unfortunately she lost. However, she went ahead and won a gold medal in an International Boxing Championship, she also won a bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Championships.

RAVI KUMAR DAHIYA

Achievement – SILVER MEDAL

Sport – Wrestling – Men’s freestyle 57Kg

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Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Ravi Kumar Dahiya, world number 4 in his category, won a Silver Medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on 5th August 2021, after beating Colombia’s Tigreros Urbano by (13-2) and Bulgarian Georgi Valentinov Vangelov by (14-4). In the Semifinals he pinned his opponent Nurislam Sanayev down in the final minute, there were reports that Ravi got bit by Nurislam in his forearm but he did not let his opponent go till the last second. Although Ravi fought at his best capability in the finals, he lost becoming the second wrestler to win a Silver medal in the Olympics after Sushil Kumar.

After his win in Tokyo Olympics 2020, Ravi Kumar Dahiya got cash rewards from Haryana CM 4 Crore, BYJUS 1 Crore, BCCI and IOA 50 and 40 lakhs and 50 Lakhs from the Government of India.

Born on 12 December 1997 in Sonipat, Haryana Ravi has always been a wrestling enthusiast since he was a child; by the age of 10 he started his training under Satpal Singh. Ravi’s father was a small farmer who would travel for 39kms just that Ravi could get proper healthy food as it was required for his body to gain strength. Ravi’s career kicked off when he won his first Silver medal in the 2015 Junior World Wrestling Championships at Salvador de Bahia. Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the first Gold Medal of his career at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships.

MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM

Achievement – BRONZE MEDAL

Sport – Field Hockey Men’s Tournament

Indian Men’s Hockey Team

Indian Men’s Hockey Team won the Bronze Medal on 5th August 2021 by defeating Germany in a nerve-wracking match by 5-4 in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. This triumph led the Men’s team to win the Bronze Medal for our country. The current Indian Men’s Hockey Team Squad was announced on 18 June 2021. The team is led by Captain Manpreet Singh. This talented bunch of men has more victory to come. The Men’s Hockey team were facilitated by cash rewards from the Government of Haryana of 2.5 Crore, BCCI 1.25 Crore, Byjus 1 Crore and Indian Olympic Association 25 Lakh.

 

BAJRANG PUNIA

Achievement – BRONZE MEDAL

Sport – Wrestling – Men’s freestyle 65kg

Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia won Bronze medal making india proud in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Bajrang Punia is the ideal example of a sportsperson, during his journey in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 one thing that he made certain of is that heroes never quit, they make the best out of the worst situations and they outshine their opponent, which is exactly what Bajrang Punia did. Even while carrying a severe knee injury he fought with all his strengths, the opponents even took advantage of his injury and attacked his legs several times but they could not beat him. He successfully defeated his opponent Daulat Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan by a tremendous lead of 8-0.

Born on 26 February 1994 in Jhajjar, Haryana, he began wrestling at the age of seven. Bajrang Punia won his first Gold Medal in Asian Wrestling Championship 2017 after which he again won back to back gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Bajrang has been rewarded with some of India’s most prestigious awards like the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and FICCI India Sports Award.

Several other successful athletes of our country became a part of Tokyo Olympics 2020, and even though they could not win, the immense amount of love, respect and support that the citizens of our country have for them has not dulled a bit. Some of those exceptional personalities are; Women’s Hockey Team, Kamalpreet Kaur (Athlete), Deepak Punia (Wrestler), Aditi Ashok (Golf).

By Manvi Kumari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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