At what position did India finish at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

India won a record-breaking 7 medals in Tokyo, which included 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Published on - 8 August 2021 3:35 pm

After a long wait of 5 years, the Summer Games were finally back and what an absolute extravaganza it was in Tokyo! Despite the COVID-19 concerns and so much uncertainty, Tokyo successfully hosted the event which concluded on August 8, Sunday. India had sent their biggest-ever contingent of 124 participants who were representing 1.3 billion people. The target was simple - Break the nation's record medal tally in Olympics.

Despite a few setbacks, the athletes ensured that the target was fulfilled as India ended the event with 7 medals, breaking their previous best record of 6 medals at London 2012. With 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze, it was India's most successful Olympic campaign in terms of medals won.

India's medalists at Tokyo 2020

1. Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting) - Silver Medal

2. PV Sindhu (Badminton) - Bronze Medal

3. Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing) - Bronze Medal

4. India (Men's Hockey) - Bronze Medal

5. Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Wrestling) - Silver Medal

6. Bajrang Punia (Wrestling) - Bronze Medal

7. Neeraj Chopra (Athletics) - Gold Medal

India ended at 48th position in Tokyo

Talking about the final standings, India ended Tokyo 2020 at a much-improved 48th position (out of 206) as Neeraj's gold medal on Day 15 was like a cherry on top of cake for the contingent. In terms of position in the medal tally, it was India's best-ever performance in this century.

After ending Sydney 2000 at 71st position, India bettered their positions in next two events by finishing at 65th and 50th spots respectively at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 respectively. While the nation finished at 55th position at London 2012, it was a disappointing campaign for India at Rio 2016 as they were ranked 67th. This is why Tokyo 2020 is being termed as one of the best-ever Olympics for the country.

India's final position in all Olympics

Games India's Contingent Medals won Participating Nations India's Rank
1896 Athens India did not participate
1900 Paris 1 2 28 17
1904 St. Louis India did not participate
1908 London India did not participate
1912 Stockholm India did not participate
1920 Antwerp 6 0 29 N/A
1924 Paris 14 0 44 N/A
1928 Amsterdam 21 1 46 23
1932 Los Angeles 20 1 37 19
1936 Berlin 27 1 49 20
1948 London 79 1 59 22
1952 Helsinki 64 2 69 26
1956 Melbourne 59 1 72 24
1960 Rome 45 1 83 32
1964 Tokyo 53 1 93 24
1968 Mexico 25 1 112 42
1972 Munich 41 1 121 43
1976 Montreal 20 0 92 N/A
1980 Moscow 76 1 80 23
1984 Los Angeles 48 0 140 N/A
1988 Seoul 46 0 159 N/A
1992 Barcelona 53 0 169 N/A
1996 Atlanta 49 1 197 71
2000 Sydney 65 1 199 71
2004 Athens 73 1 201 65
2008 Beijing 56 3 204 50
2012 London 83 6 204 55
2016 Rio 117 2 207 67
2020 Tokyo 124 7 206 48

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