On the greatest stage of sports – the Olympic Games, Indian women have been displaying strength and power.
For Tokyo Olympics 2020, India has seen an all-girls show going on with 2 medals in the medal bank already.
Women sportspersons have been standing strong for the past 2 editions- The 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It is a matter of great pride to see the shine on an international platform, with the help of incredible girl power.
India’s pride and hope, Mirabai Chanu lived up to expectations and brought home the country’s first medal at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the silver, competing against the best in the world. The Manipuri magician pulled all the stops and showed her grit and grind to come out with a near-perfect score.
While we are talking of superwomen, PV Sindhu has surely proved why she is one of the greatest as she has won a medal not once, but twice, in consecutive editions of the Olympics. In fact, PV Sindhu is the only Indian woman to win 2 medals at the Olympics consecutively and the second Indian, after Sushil Kumar. She lost to Taiwan’s World No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying in the semis but PV Sindhu re-set herself and went for the bronze and clinched it in pure passion.
Debutant Lovlina Borgohain assured India of their first boxing medal at the ongoing Olympic Games when she upstaged former world champion, Nien-Chin Chen of Taiwan, to enter the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics. While her medal colour is yet to be decided, The 23-year-old boxer will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey on 4 of August.
Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur made it to the finals. The 25-year-old Kaur sent the discus to a distance of 64m in her third and final attempt to be one of the only two automatic qualifiers for the final round. This athlete from Punjab showcased an impressive form and is all set to compete in the finals on 2 August.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM
India’s women’s hockey team made history at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after qualifying for the semi-finals by beating World No 2 Australia in the quarter-final match. This is the first time that Team India’s women’s hockey team has secured a place in the semi-finals of the Olympics. Coming into the match, the odds were totally against India as in world no.2 Australia, a mighty unbeaten opponent, awaited them in the last four round, but then the women’s hockey team surprised everyone by winning against them.
While players like Boxer Mary Kom , Archer Deepika Kumari, Fencer Bhavani Devi and shooter Manu Bhaker might not have been able to clinch a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, they have surely won hearts with their stellar performances.