The Gold Medal

Friends.

The Olympic Game at Tokyo is over now. But the excitement about the game is not yet over.

 In every Olympic game some unprecedent results are being seen.

This year also some expected result has not come but some unexpected fruits we received in this Olympic game..

The Indian Tricolor, the pride of the nation was hoisted in the Olympics arena after 13 years on the penultimate day of Tokyo games.

Thanks to the young and energetic  Neeraj Chopra, the first to win an athletic medal for independent India in golden fashion.

An Olympic medal is awarded to successful competitors at every Olympic Games. There are three classes of medal to be won: gold, silver, and bronze awarded to first, second, and third place, respectively.

We have won altogether 7 medals — 4 bronze, 2 silver  and 1 Gold in this Tokyo Olympic 2021..

Besides the 7 medals won in Tokyo which marks India’s best ever Olympic performance in 121 yrs. (See the table below).

It was the grit demonstrated by our athletes that made medal Hungary Indians cheer. 

Yes, the significance of Tokyo Olympics for India needs to be understood.

In the previous 24 Olympics that our country participated in, the despairing performances had made the future bleak.

India made a profound statement in Tokyo Olympic asserting that we too can perform better.

We have also witnessed the glorious “Chak De” moment in hockey in Tokyo. It has restored the sagging morale of Indians.

Given the past glory of 8 gold medals, the country’s love for the game and the fact that hockey is a part of the national pride, The failure to win a medal over the last 41 years has deeply dented the confidence and self-respect.

This gold medal is India’s first at the Tokyo Games and only its second ever at a Summer Games. Abhinav Bindra, who won the 10-meter air rifle competition in Beijing in 2008, was India’s only other Olympic gold medalist in an individual competition.

In a rare feat for India, Neeraj Chopra topped the javelin qualifier and bettered it to win the gold for India. There is the need for consistency as Kamalpreet Kaur in discus throw, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra in T.T., wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya and our hockey team testified to the new found grit of Indian athletes.

No doubt Tokyo games defined our future mission. The thrust given by govt on identifying and promoting sporting excellence since 2015 bore result in Tokyo. This mission can be achieved by nurturing the culture of sports across the country and through necessary professional and scientific help to our future stars.

Tokyo games, our best moment in 121 years of Olympic history, demonstrated the India can do it. It is now target Paris in 2024.

Neeraj Chopra, man of magnitude has made history on penultimate day of Tokyo games with his javelin. The whole nation is still celebrating that, amazed by his feat and his humility.

He showed off his glittering gold even before he started fielding questions from Indian media persons during online interaction from Tokyo.

He revealed his plan was to look for a good start to put pressure on his rival. I knew that I can get a good throw that would put some pressure on the rest.

I am Dedicating his win to legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Neeraj said ..Milkha Singh wanted to hear the national anthem in a stadium. He is no longer with us but his dream has been fulfilled.

He further said — he hoped that his victory would inspire more kids to take up athlete. some of our legendary athletes like Milkha Singh and P.T. Usha came very close, but they missed out by a whisker.

We have won many gold medals in hockey in the past, but this is the first gold for India in athlete which is important.

Olympic record of India

GamesEventsParticipantsGoldSilverBronzetotal
190011 2 2
192025   0
1924214   0
19282221  1
19323201  1
19364271  1
194810791  1
195211641 12
19568591  1
19606451  1
19648531  1
1968525  11
1972741  11
1976220   0
19804761  1
1984548   0
19881046   0
19921253   0
19961349  11
20001365  11
20041473 1 1
200812561 23
20121383 246
201615117 112
2020181241247
   1181635
  • A two-medal haul on their debut kick-started India’s campaign at the Olympics in 1900.
  • India has since won 35 medals across 24 Olympic Games – including golds, silvers and bronze.
  • For a period of time, India national field hockey team was dominant in Olympic competition, winning eleven medals in twelve Olympics between 1928 and 1980. The run included 8 gold medals in total and six successive gold medals from 1928–1956
  • India first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a lone athlete Norman Pritchard winning two medals – both silver – in athletics and became the first Asian nation to win an Olympic medal.[1]

In an interview, Neeraj Chopra said — I have already won Gold at the CWG (Gold Coast 2018) and Asian Games (Jakarta 2018) and now an Olympic gold in Tokyo. My next target is to win gold at world championship next year.

I am not going to be content with this Olympic gold and sit on my laurels. I would like to do even better and win gold again at the next year’s CWG and Asian Games and Olympics 2024. That should be the feat.  

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announce that August 7 will be celebrated as the National Javelin Day to honour the Neeraj Chopra’s memorable feat.

We are proud to be Indian.

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14 replies

  1. Congratulations! And many more at the next Olympics!

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  2. Well done team India.

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  3. That was a great show indeed.

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  4. Good article about our performance in Olympic 2020 with facts and figures. One thing I need to say that India and China are most populated country in the world. China got many medals where as we got few. China is ruled by one party where India is democratic country. Every thing is politics. So all the states should identify the talent of their state and promote what Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik have done.

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    • Absolutely correct dear,
      CM Naveen Patnaik has done great job and that is a lesson
      for us. There is no dearth of talent here , we need a solid and honest
      execution. The politics play important role here,
      Hope for the best in, coming days.

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  5. Indeed a proud moment for the nation and salute to Neeraj chopra for winning the first Olympic gold for the country in athletics . Let us hope and wish that our performance continue to improve and the country wins more medals in future Olympics.

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  6. Yes Iam very much agree with nsahu123 all the states need to identify the talent and we also need to focus not only in cricket but also others games too.😊

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