In the latest, Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history on Saturday as he became the first from the country to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics. He threw a distance of 87.58m to pick the gold at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Grappler Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 65kg category in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov here at the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Golfer Aditi Ashok narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal after finishing a brilliant 4th in the women’s individual stroke play at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
The 23-year-old rolled in five birdies to be placed a famous fourth on fifteen-under 201 ahead of Australia’s Hannah Green and Denmark’s Pedersen who tied for fifth.
On Friday, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia faced a crushing defeat in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics at the hands of Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the men’s freestyle 65kg event on Friday. Aliyev defeated Bajrang 12-5 as the former dominated proceedings from the word go. The Indian grappler will now play the bronze medal match on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting against Great Britain 3-4 in the bronze medal match at Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch on Friday. With this loss, the Indian women’s team finished fourth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, meanwhile, team Great Britain captured their third consecutive Olympic medal.
Earlier, Indian wrestler Seema Bisla lost to Tunisia’s Sarra Hamdi at Makuhari Messe Hall A — Mat B in the Women’s Freestyle 50kg, 1/8 Final, on Friday. Tunisia’s Sarra Hamdi edged Seema 3-1 to cruise into the quarter-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier today, India’s Gurpreet Singh dropped out of the men’s 50km race walk event after competing for around 35Km as he was cramping due to the gruelling heat and humidity.
Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya on Thursday settled for silver after going down against the Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Zavur Uguev in the men’s 57 kg freestyle category at the Tokyo Olympics.
🔲 Wrestler #RaviDahiya brings Silver Medal for India, loses to ROC’s Zavur Uguev in the final of the 57kg category of men’s freestyle wrestling
@Media_SAI @WeAreTeamIndia #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 #Wrestling #Olympics pic.twitter.com/jWczJD5wjv
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Earlier on Thursday, after 41 years, the Indian men’s hockey team beat Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal here at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch.
A Medal After 41 Years!
Before this podium finish for bronze, India last climbed up the Olympic podium in 1980, when it won its 8th gold at the Games.
A real ‘Chak De’ moment for Indian hockey! Wishes pour in for Team India
Indian Prime Minister says: Indian men’s hockey team “have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth” Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.
Congratulations to Indian Men’s Hockey Team! This is a big moment- the whole country is proud of your achievement.
Well-deserved victory! #Olympics
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 5, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 5, 2021
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 5, 2021
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 5, 2021
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) August 5, 2021
Heartiest Congratulations to the Indian Hockey team for winning the Bronze medal in a keenly fought contest against Germany! The team displayed excellent professionalism and the entire nation is proud of their achievement. @TheHockeyIndia #Hockey #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/Xoshs6G13T
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 5, 2021
Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2021
Brilliant in Blue 👏
Congratulations Indian Men’s #Hockey Team on the spectacular victory to give us an Olympic medal after 41 long years. This historic win at #Tokyo2020 will inspire generation of sportspersons. All the very best for future. #Cheer4India @thehockeyindia
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 5, 2021
The 32nd edition of the Olympic Games is underway and will continue until August 8, 2021. Twenty-six members from the Indian contingent, including six officials, attended the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in view of the COVID-19 concerns in the Japanese capital.