India’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics medal winners

Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian individual Olympic champion. PV Sindhu won her second Olympic medal while the men’s hockey team won an Olympic medal after 41 years.

By Rahul Venkat
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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal account at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a silver in the women’s 49kg - her first medal at the Olympics.

It was India’s second weightlifting Olympic medal, after Karnam Malleswari’s bronze at Sydney 2000.

Here are the other Indian Olympic medallists at Tokyo 2020.

Lovlina Borgohain - Bronze medal - women’s welterweight (64-69kg)

On her Games debut, Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 after losing in the semi-finals to top seed Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey in the women’s 69kg.

Lovlina Borgohain had beaten Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen in the quarter-finals to assure herself of a medal.

PV Sindhu - Bronze medal - women’s singles badminton

Badminton queen PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman and only the second Indian athlete - after Sushil Kumar - to win two individual Olympic medals.

PV Sindhu beat China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 to win the bronze medal in the women’s singles.

It is India’s third confirmed medal of Tokyo 2020 - one more than their haul at Rio 2016.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya - Silver medal - men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling

Another Olympic debutant and another medal for India.

The 23-year-old Ravi Kumar Dahiya lost to twice world champion Zavur Uguev of ROC in the final of the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling, thus ending up with a silver medal.

It was India’s ninth silver medal in Olympic history and a second silver medal in wrestling after Sushil Kumar at London 2012.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya had assured himself of an Olympic medal when he beat Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the semis. He was trailing 2-9 at one stage before winning a couple of points and then pinning Sanayev to make a stirring comeback and earn the medal.

Indian hockey team - Bronze medal - men’s hockey

After a 41-year wait, the Indian men’s hockey team finally have an Olympic medal since the gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

After being 3-1 down at one point, India made a big comeback to beat Germany 5-4 and claim the bronze medal.

It is their third Olympic bronze medal - after the 1968 and 1972 Games - and their 12th Olympic medal overall. It is India’s fifth medal at Tokyo 2020.

Bajrang Punia - Bronze medal - men’s 65kg wrestling

Wrestler Bajrang Punia became the third Indian debutant to win a medal at Tokyo 2020.

Two-time Asian champion Bajrang Punia beat Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov, a World Championships silver-medallist, in the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling playoff to claim the bronze medal.

It is India’s sixth medal of the Tokyo Olympics - equalling their best-ever haul at a single edition of the Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra - Gold medal - men’s javelin throw

Neeraj Chopra became India’s second individual Olympic champion - after Abhinav Bindra - with his men’s javelin throw gold at Tokyo 2020. It was India’s first track-and-field medal at any Olympic Games.

The medal was India’s seventh at Tokyo 2020 - making it their best-ever haul at a single edition of the Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra threw 87.58m to clinch the gold medal.

Here are the other Indian medallists at the Tokyo Olympics:

India's medals at Tokyo 2020
Athlete Medal Event
Mirabai Chanu Silver Women's 49kg weightlifting
Lovlina Borgohain Bronze Women's welterweight boxing
PV Sindhu Bronze Women's singles badminton
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Silver Men's 57kg wrestling
Indian hockey team Bronze Men's hockey
Bajrang Punia Bronze Men's 65kg wrestling
Neeraj Chopra Gold Men's javelin throw