The Tokyo Olympics was a memorable campaign for the Indian contingent. India recorded its highest-ever medal tally in the Olympic Games with seven medals at Tokyo 2020. Also, India finally won a medal in the field and track event as Neeraj Chopra finished at the top position in Men's Javelin throw event. PV Sindhu also scripted history as she won a bronze medal in the women's singles event. All the athletes were praised for their effort at the Olympics.
The Indian Prime Minister also acknowledged the achievements as well as failures. In order to honour the efforts of all the athletes, PM Modi hosted the Indian contingent at his residence for breakfast on the morning of Monday. There he fulfilled his promise to eat ice cream with PV Sindhu as he joined Sindhu at the breakfast.
Earlier in July, the Indian contingent, before departing for Tokyo, had virtually interacted with the PM. In the video interaction, Modi had spoken about how she was barred from having ice cream before the Rio Olympics and if she was doing the same this time around. To which, Sindhu had replied, “Since I am preparing for the Olympics, I have to do some sort of diet control. So I don't eat ice cream so much, only once in a while”. At that time, the PM promised her that he will eat ice cream with her when she returns.
Indian hockey team clinched a medal after 41 years
Apart from Sindhu and Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu, the Indian hockey team, Ravi Dahiya, Bajrang Punia, and Lovlina Borgohain also won medals for India in their respective games. The Indian hockey team, both men's and women's, gave scintillating performances and the men's team also won the bronze medal. This was India's second medal in Olympic Games after 1980. The women's team could not win a medal but they scripted history. They made it into the semi-finals for the first time in history.