Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 15 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra won Gold in the Men’s Javelin Throw final to win Independent India’s first medal in Athletics on Saturday. This is India’s 7th medal at Tokyo 2020, the best ever medal haul for India at a single edition of the Games. Neeraj Chopra’s Gold is also India’s second-ever individual Gold medal at the Olympics, after Abhinav Bindra in Shooting.
Earlier, Indian golfer, Aditi Ashok raised Indians hopes on Saturday for a historic medal but lost out on bronze by one shot to Lydia Ko. Bajrang Punia beat Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8:0 in his Bronze medal match to win a sixth medal for India in the Tokyo Games.
So far, India had won two silver and three bronze medals — Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Dahiya (Silver) and PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and the Indian men’s hockey team (Bronze) — in Tokyo, one less than their record haul of 6 from London 2012. For this edition, India are currently placed 66th on the medals tally. Saturday is the last event with Indian participation. The closing ceremony will be held on Sunday, where Bajrang is set to be India’s flag-bearer.