Neeraj Chopra created history today by ending India’s wait for a gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. He is India’s first track and field athlete to bag gold with an 87.58m throw. India now holds a new record of winning the highest number of medals at Olympics breaking the record of 2012.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal earlier today by defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov. This win got the country seven medals so far (two silver, four bronze and a gold).
“History has been scripted in Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1
has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold.” Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in pride.
This year, India saw the highest female representation ever, with fifty-six female sportspersons in the largest-ever Olympics contingent of over 120 athletes.
On coming Independence Day, all the Olympic contingents will be welcomed as special guests at Red Fort. The Proud Prime Minister sang praises of all the athletes representing the country at the Tokyo Olymsports persons pics 2021.