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Neeraj Chopra First Indian To Win Olympic Gold In Athletics

TOKYO, Aug 7: Neeraj Chopra put in a stunning performance to win India's first Olympic gold medal in athletics.

The 23-year-old registered a best attempt of 87.58m to finish ahead of Czech Republic duo of Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely.

It was India's first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and also the country's second individual gold medal in its Olympic history after Abhinav Bindra's heroics in Beijing 2008.

With his historic effort, he also took India's medal haul to seven in the ongoing Games - the country's highest ever, beating the tally of six medals won at the London Games in 2012.

Neeraj Chopra had come into the final as one of the favourites to win a medal after topping the charts in qualification.

Chopra started off with a throw of 87.03, taking the lead after the first round of throws itself. If that was a good start, he went even better with his second attempt, registering a throw of 87.58.

His third throw was 76.79.

In a major upset, Germany's Johannes Vetter - who was widely tipped to win gold - was knocked out of contention after he failed to make it to the top 8 following the first three throws.

Neeraj Chopra's fourth and fifth attempts were foul throws, but he continued to top the leaderboard.

His last throw was a formality with all his competitors having already finished their attempts, and he recorded 84.24 with the attempt.

Czech javelin thrower Vadlejch had the second best throw of 86.67, while his compatriot Vesely clinched bronze with his attempt of 85.44m.

Ravi Dahiya, Men's Hockey Team And Golfer Aditi Ashok Shine at Olympics

TOKYO, Aug 5: Despite a valiant effort, Ravi Dahiya lost to Zavur Uguev to win a silver medal in the men's wrestling freestyle 57kg final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

The ROC wrestler registered a 7-4 win against Dahiya.

Meanwhile, Deepak Punia fell to a narrow 2-4 defeat against Myles Nazem Amine in the men's freestyle 86kg bronze medal match. The Indian wrestler saw his medal hopes falter due to a late comeback from his San Marino opponent, who sealed a win in the last minute.

The Indian men's hockey team sealed a 5-4 win against Germany in their bronze medal match.

Simranjeet Singh scored two goals for India at the Oi Hockey Stadium, along with Hardik Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh also adding their names on the scoresheet.

The win also helped the Indian men's hockey team end their 41-year medal wait at the Olympics.

Golfer Aditi Ashok finished Round 2 of women's individual event on a strong note. The Indian wrapped up the round with 5 under par (-5) 66 points. She is tried at 2nd rank 9 under par (-9) with total of 133 points.

Meanwhile, Vinesh Phogat crashed to a shocking defeat against Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus at the 53kg freestyle wrestling 1/4 final. The Indian wrestler, who was trailing 3-9, lost the bout via fall.

Phogat had earlier defeated Sofia Mattsson in the 1/8 finals. She was also out of contention for the repechage round as Kaladzinskaya lost her semi-final bout to Pang Qianyu.

Wrestler Anshu Malik lost her repechage round 2 at the women's freestyle 57kg category. She lost 1-5 to Valeria Koblova.

India Men's Hockey Team Beats Germany 5-4 To Win Bronze

TOKYO, Aug 5; India sealed a 5-4 win against Germany in their men's hockey bronze medal match at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Simranjeet Singh scored two goals for India at the Oi Hockey Stadium, along with Hardik Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh also adding their names on the scoresheet.

The win also helped the Indian men's hockey team end their 41-year medal wait at the Olympics.

Wrestler Anshu Malik lost her repechage round 2 at the women's freestyle 57kg category. She lost 1-5 to ROC's Valeria Koblova.
Vinesh Phogat fell to a shocking defeat to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus at the 53kg freestyle wrestling 1/4 final. The Indian wrestler was pinned down in her bout. Phogat had earlier defeated Sofia Mattsson in the 1/8 finals on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia will also be in action and will put their challenge forward for India. Dahiya will compete in the final of men's freestyle 57kg category while Deepak will compete for the bronze medal in men's freestyle 86kg category.

PV Sindhu Wins Bronze, 1st Indian Woman With 2 Individual Olympic Medals

TOKYO, Aug 1: PV Sindhu scripted history on Sunday as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.

Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao 21-13 and 21-15 in the bronze medal match. Sindhu was clinical throughout the contest and didn't give her opponent any chance in the match. Sindhu had suffered a heart-breaking loss to world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final on Saturday. Sindhu lost the semi-final 18-21, 12-21.

India beat Great Britain 3-1, into semi-finals after 41 years in Tokyo Olympics Hockey quarterfinals

TOKYO, Aug 1: Team India has reached their first Olympic semi-final after 41 years after defeating Great Britain 3-1.

After the Men in Blue made it past the group stage having won four of their five groups, they have knocked Great Britain out of the Tokyo Olympics in the quarterfinals stage.

They will now face Belgium in the semi-finals. Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, and Hardik Singh all put their names on the scoresheet to help India win this amazing quarterfinals clash. India had 0 penalty corners in the entire match.

 



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