Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu, PV Sindhu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya and others- Thank you for making India proud!

'感 謝' ( Kansha), an appreciation post for all the Indian athletes including Neeraj Chopra, Bhavani Devi, Lovlina, Aditi Ashok, Mirabai Chanu, PV Sindhu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Bajrang Punia and Mary Kom for bringing their A-game to the table

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As the Tokyo Olympics 2020's closing ceremony takes place in Japan, Good Newwws would like to take a moment to '感 謝' ( kansha/appreciate in Japanese) all for uniting and putting together the prestigious sporting event successfully. 

We as a nation, united by emotion are thankful to the land of the rising sun for conducting the Olympics in Tokyo amid such uncertain times across the world. Tokyo Olympics undoubtedly brought some excitement by distracting people from daily stress and strains of COVID-19 waves.  

During the sporting event, Indian athletes have spare no effort in bringing their A-game to the table. Making India proud all the participants showcased groundbreaking acts in their respective sport. The athletes also broke records and created history with their dedication, determination, and sportsmanship. 

Debutant Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Men's javelin throw,  indeed a memorable and proudest moment for all! India also won two silvers, and four bronze in the Tokyo 2020. Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting category. She became the second Indian to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting after Karnam Malleswari, who won bronze in 1998. Along with her, wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya brought home a silver medal in 57kg freestyle wrestling. 

Indian wrestlers have made the country feel proud with their journey in the Olympics. Deepak Punia made it to the semi-finals of the 86kg category of men's freestyle wrestling but was not able to get on the podium, on the other hand, Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal for India in 65kg freestyle wrestling. 

Apart from wrestling, India's Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal in women's welterweight(64-69kg) while the Badminton champion PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in women's singles and became the first Indian woman with two individual Olympic medals. 

There are some games where team efforts and management played a big role in creating history for India. The men's and women's hockey teams endeavoured in the Olympics game. After 41 years, the men's hockey team bagged a bronze medal. It was truly a long wait after 1980. Also, the women's hockey team showed an exceptional game on the hockey field taking down each team and qualifying for the semis, however, they missed the spot on the podium. 

Success is a journey, not a destination. Some athletes made it on the podium while some failed to but the nation is proud of their dedication and perseverance in the game. In Olympics 2020 Indian archers like Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari, and Pravin Jadhav also made their mark. The Indian boxer Mary Kom made it to the round of 16 in the Olympics and Satish Kumar and Pooja Rani's journey continued till the quarterfinals. Vinesh Phogat made it to the quarterfinals of women's 53kg freestyle wrestling. Kamalpreet Kaur India's discus thrower also made it to the Olympics final with her monster throw and finished in the 6th position. In table tennis singles, Manika Batra and Surtirtha Mukherjee were acing for India. Tennis women's double Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina's efforts were at their best. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy gave a tough game in men's double badminton but failed to qualify in the quarter-finals. 

There were some events where India qualified for the first time in Olympics history. Events like golf where Aditi Ashok made her way to the finals, Equestrian event where Fouaad Mirza qualified in the finals but both failed to stand on the podium. Rowing was also one of the events, where Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for semis for the first time at the Tokyo Olympics. Bhavani Devi represented India for the first time in the fencing event. 

Thank you all for making India proud!!