India At 48th Position At Tokyo Olympics 2020 With 7 Medals, Best Performance So Far

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On the 8th of August, 2021, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 ended. Started on the 23rd of July 2021, the event witnessed several events and tournaments for 17 days in Tokyo, Japan. From India, nearly 110 athletes participated in several events like weight lifting, badminton, javelin, hockey, swimming, wrestling, boxing and others.

The closing ceremony of the 32nd Olympics was held at the National Stadium in Tokyo, the Capital of Japan. However, due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the arrangements were organised considering COVID-19 norms including, social distance, sanitization, mask wearing and no spectators.

Many dignitaries like International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bech, Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attended the closing ceremony. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike presented the Olympic flag to the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Beach, who presented it to the Paris Mayor Hidalgo. With this, it is to be noted, the 2024 Olympics would be held in Paris, France.

India’s position in the Olympics 2020:

With the tremendous performances of the Indian athletes, India ranked 48th at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. India won a total of 7 medals, including one Gold medal, two Silver medals and four Bronze medals.

The one and only Gold medal was won by Neeraj Chopra in the Javelin event finals, held on the evening of the 7th of August. This is India’s best performance at the Olympics so far.

List of Indian Olympic medal winners:

While India was at the 48th position, the United States of America topped the list with a total of 113 medals, of which 39 were Gold medals, 41 Silver medals and 33 Bronze medals, the United States won a total of 113 medals. China is in second position, with 88 medals (38 Gold, 32 Silver and 18 Bronze.) Following the U.S.A., and China, Russia stood at the third position with 71 Olympic medals (20 Gold, 28 Silver and 23 Bronze.)

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