India bagged their best ever tally of 7 medals in the just concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020. The athletes from India gave it their all on the field to achieve the feat for the country. While Neeraj Chopra claimed a historic gold by becoming the first player from India to bag the top honour in field and track event, Mirabai Chanu bagged silver to see India claim a medal on the very first day for the first time in the history of the Games.
Later, a silver from Ravi Dahiya in wrestling added cherry on the cake. Additionally, Bajrang Punia, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, and Indian men's hockey team won a bronze each to see India finish their campaign on a high. Since the victory, the fans of Indian sports have found a reason to rejoice amid the tough times. Meanwhile, from PM Narendra Modi to Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, everybody wished the Indian contingent for its successful run at the Games, apart from announcing various rewards for them.
I urge the nation to applaud their achievement today: PM Modi
PM Modi was highly active during the Tokyo Olympics, from sharing posts on social media to calling Indian players to wish and console them, he did everything possible for the players. Even during his speech on the 75th Independence Day of India, the leader didn't forget to acknowledge the achievement of the players.
"The athletes who have made us proud at Tokyo Olympics are here amongst us today. I urge the nation to applaud their achievement today. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired future generations," PM Modi said during his address to the nation from the Red Fort on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the leader felt that the people are now well aware of the importance of sports and the opportunity it could give to the players. "There was a time when sports wasn't considered a part of the mainstream. Parents used to tell children that they would spoil their life if they kept playing. Now, awareness regarding sports and fitness has come within the country. We have experienced this in Olympics this time," said PM Modi