Our women players have once again ruled the sports arena with outstanding performances at the Tokyo Olympics. There was a time when India struggled to even qualify for the Olympic preliminary rounds. Times have changed, and women athletes are rewriting history and steering India’s stellar performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
National stalwarts Mirabai Chanu, P.V Sindhu, and Lovlina Borgohain have gotten us transfixed with goosebumps. Social media is flooded with messages congratulating these exceptional women, praising their physical and mental prowess.
These remarkable athletes have overcome adversity and triumphed to victory, proving that the future belongs to women. They are India’s pride, and the entire nation is in awe of them.
Here is the list of the sensational women who ruled the gaming arena at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Mirabai Chanu got us off to a dazzling start on the first day of the Tokyo Olympic Games, securing India’s first medal in the games. The outstanding weightlifter won silver in women’s weightlifting, and India applauded her fantastic feat.
PV Sindhu, India’s star badminton player, won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics by defeating China’s He Bing Jiao in straight games, earning her second consecutive Olympic medal and making us incredibly proud. The sporting community has hailed Sindhu’s second Olympic medal. After a straight-game triumph over the world no. 9 on Sunday, Sindhu became the only Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
Borgohain is the third Indian boxer to have a podium finish. She is also the third Indian boxer to earn an Olympic medal, following Vijender Singh and MC Mary Kom. Both of them began cautiously, but Surmeneli, the defending world champion in the division, won the first round by a score of 5-0 to get an early lead.
Vandana Katariya has become India’s first female Olympic hockey player to score a hat-trick. During the Pool A match, Katariya’s outstanding performance helped India defeat South Africa 4-3.
Kamalpreet Kaur qualified for the Women’s Discus Throw Finals after finishing second overall in qualification, just behind Vallerie Allman of the United States, making us all the more thrilled and hopeful.