(This article is authored by Alar, a freelance content writer)
The current edition of the Olympics, hosted by Tokyo, is getting close to its end, and on Saturday, it has hit its fifteenth day, and India, which has sent one of the largest contingents to the Japanese capital with significant participation of women, has finally enjoyed big cheers as the country's golden dream was accomplished on Saturday, one day ahead of the conclusion of the current edition of the world's biggest sporting event.
The Indian contingent has 127 athletes from champions, experienced players, and young talents. In what has become a promising precedent, India has a mix of 56 women and 71 men representing the country. Saturday has become a golden and historical day for India as 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra had won the Gold medal in the men's javelin throw finals and became the first Indian athlete to win Gold at the debut Olympic tournament. Let's take a look at how India ended the Day 15 of the Tokyo Olympics,
Today's matches of India:
1.Women's Individual Round 4 Golf
2.Men's 65kg Freestyle Bronze Medal Match Wrestling
3.Men's Javelin Throw final
List of Indian Athletes Played Today:
1) Diksha Dagar, Aditi Ashok - Women's Individual Round 4 Golf
2) Bajrang Punia - Men's 65kg Freestyle Bronze Medal Match Wrestling
3) Neeraj Chopra - Men's Javelin Throw Final
Day 15 - How Indian Players completed the day?
The 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra, a native of Haryana, was placed in history as he won the first gold for India at the Tokyo Olympics and ended a 100-year wait for the country. He had thrown 87.03, 87.58, and 76.79 on his first three throws in Men's Javelin throw. Chopra won the country's seventh medal and first gold in this Olympics and joined shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing Games) as India's individual gold winner in the showpiece.
"History has been scripted at Tokyo!" Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished India's second individual gold medal winner, javelin throw star Neeraj Chopra. Another winning clinch for India! Bajrang Punia won his bout against Kazakhstan's Daulet Niyazbekov to bag the sixth medal for India in Men's 65kg Freestyle Bronze Medal Match Wrestling. He scored 8-0. After he won the match, his father Balwan Punia exclaimed that this bronze medal victory is akin to a gold medal for him. "He fulfilled my dream. This is a gold medal for me. He told me that he will not come back empty-handed," the Indian wrestler's father said.
Meanwhile, Aditi Ashok signed off from the Tokyo field by seated in 4th place. The 23-year-old Bengalurean pulled off the best performance, ended two strokes off the pace with a total of 15-under 269, which was just one stroke below the medal bracket. In the final round, she managed a 3-under 68. India has ended the Tokyo Olympics with the Gold and the country has etched history through the 2021 Games as it has become the first Olympic ever for India to win all three medals.
India has bagged seven medals in Tokyo 2021 Olympics - the country's highest ever, beating the tally of six medals won at the London Games in 2012.
1.Mirabai Chanu - Silver Medal in Weight Lifting (Women's 49kg)
2.PV Sindhu - Bronze Medal in Women's Singles Badminton
3.Lovlina Borgohain - Bronze Medal in Women's Welterweight Boxing
4.Ravi Kumar Dahiya - Silver Medal in Men's 57 kg Wrestling
5.Bajrang Punia - Bronze Medal in Men's Freestyle 65kg
6.Neeraj Chopra - Gold Medal in Men's Javelin Throw: 87.58 (First Gold Medalist from
India in Olympics 2021)
7.Indian Hockey Team - Bronze Medal in Men's Hockey tournament
And India currently stands at 47th Rank. China tops the list while the United States and Japan are placed at the second and third rank respectively.
Take a look at Neeraj Chopra's throw that won the Gold for India,
THE THROW THAT WON #IND A #GOLD MEDAL 😍#Tokyo2020 | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion @Neeraj_chopra1 pic.twitter.com/F6xr6yFe8J— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 7, 2021