India has always been a very good contender in international events. Our skilled and talented sportswomen and men have always been at the top of their games in all international events like the Olympics, the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Youth Games. Likewise, even in the Olympics 2020, that are being held in Tokyo, Japan, our players and their records have not been beaten. Everyday, you come across new reports that say that an Indian player qualified for the next stage or won a game all together. Here is record of all the rounds and matches, that our Indian players have won, in each sport –

1. Weightlifiting

Opening for the country, our weightlifting champion Mirabai Chanu, won the silver medal in the women’s 49kgs category of Weightlifting, making it her first medal at the Olympics. It was India’s second Olympic weightlifting medal, following Karnam Malleswari’s bronze in the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Her total lift of 202 kgs (87 kgs in snatch + 115 kgs in clean and jerk) helped her place second behind China’s Hou Zhihui, who won gold and set an Olympic record with a lift of 210 kgs (94+116).

2. Boxing:

Mary Kom began her Tokyo Olympics campaign with a 4-1 victory over Miguelina Hernandez Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the women’s 51kg Round of 32.

3. Badminton:

In her first encounter at Tokyo 2020, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu easily defeated Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova 21-7, 21-10 in the women’s singles Group J Match 1.

4. Tennis:

Sumit Nagal defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6(6)-7(8), 6-4 in the opening round of men’s singles. His victory was the first for an Indian men’s singles tennis player since Leander Paes’ bronze medal run in Atlanta in 1996.

5. Shooting:

After the first day of qualification in the men’s skeet shooting event in Tokyo, Indian shooters Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Mairaj Ahmad Khan were ranked 10th and 25th, respectively. 10m air pistol men’s qualifying round: Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary qualified to the final after scoring 586 points in the qualifying round. Saurabh Chaudhary finished seventh in the 10m air pistol finals with a total score of 137.4.

6. Hockey:

The Indian men’s hockey team opened their Tokyo Olympics campaign with a dramatic 3-2 triumph over the Kiwis in Men’s Hockey Pool A. For India, Harmanpreet Singh scored two goals while Rupinder Pal Singh scored one.

7. Rowing:

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls Repechage: Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the semi-finals after finishing third in the repechage round with a time of 6:51.36. Heats of the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls: Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh finished sixth in their respective heats in the lightweight men’s double sculls event at the Tokyo Olympics. They will then compete in the repechage round.

8. Table Tennis:

In the first round of women’s singles, Manika Batra defeated Great Britain’s Tin-Tin Ho 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9) and Sutirtha Mukherjee defeated Sweden’s Linda Bergstrom 4-3 (5-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5) to advance to the second round. Manika Batra of India fought back from a 2-0 deficit to upset Ukraine’s 20th seed Margaryta Pesotska 4-3.

9. Archery:

Deepika Kumari finished ninth in the women’s individual ranking round with 663 points, moving on to the elimination rounds. Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav advanced to the mixed team archery quarter-finals after defeating Lin Chia-En and Tang Chin-Chun of Chinese Taipei 5-3. Men’s Individual Ranking Rounds: Pravin Jadhav, the highest-ranked Indian, finished 31st with 656 points. Atanu Das finished 35th with 653 points, while Tarundeep Rai finished 37th with 652. Men’s Team Ranking Round: The Indian men’s team of Pravin Jadhav, Atanu Das, and Tarundeep Rai finished ninth in the men’s team rankings with a total score of 1961 (656+653+652).
We certainly still have a long way to go, but our players are still out there in Tokyo, earning pride and respect for our country. We know that they are all going to come out on top and win all our hearts.