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India at Tokyo Olympic 2020 : Important Facts For Upcoming Govt. Exams

Olympics games are international sporting event which occurs every four years once during summer and once during winters. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. The purpose of the Olympic Games is to bring together the world’s finest male and female athletes in some predesignated group of summer and winter sports. Winners in each of these contests are now generally regarded as the champions in their sport for the four-year period following their triumph. Both men and women can compete in these games with the minimum age of 16 and the maximum age according to the sport.

Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics were originally scheduled for 24th  July to 9th August 2020 but were rescheduled to 2021 by 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the event is still referred to as the 2020 Summer Olympics to preserve the 4-year Olympiad cycle. Due to the urge of Covid-19 all over the world the Olympics. According to the tradition, the International Sports events should be in 2020 but due to coronavirus, the Olympics are in 2021 in Tokyo. Tokyo is the capital and most populous city of Japan. The opening ceremony was on 23rd July 2021. The game will continue till 8th August 2021. All the sportsmen from all over the world take part in this international sports event. The last Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. The Olympics following a pattern were on the first day there held the opening ceremony,

Tokyo Olympics: Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics took place on 23rd  July 2021 at Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, and was formally opened by Emperor Naruhito. The theme of Tokyo Olympics 2020 is “Moving Forward: United by Emotion”. At the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, India was the  21st out of 205 contingents in the Parade of Nations.

India marched at the 21st number with the boxer Mary Kom and men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh as flag-bearers. The teams entered the stadium in alphabetical order according to the language selected by the organizing committee, generally the dominant language in the host city.

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Olympics Symbol

The rings are five interlocking rings, colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field, referred to as the “Olympic rings”. The Olympic flag features a white background, with five interlaced rings within the center: blue, yellow, black, green, and red. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the planet, united by Olympism, while the six colors are people who appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.

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Olympics Medals

The international sports awards three medals for every sport which is categorized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The first, second, and third-place finishers receive these awards respectively. The 2020 Summer Olympics will award medals across 339 events, representing 33 different sports.

Here is the full list of sports, and the number of events within each sport: aquatics (49), archery (5), athletics (48), badminton (5), baseball/softball (2), basketball (4), boxing (13), canoeing (16), cycling (22), equestrian (6), fencing (12), field hockey (2), football (2), golf (2), gymnastics (18), handball (2), judo (15), karate (8), pentathlon (2), rowing (14), rugby (2), sailing (10), shooting (15), skateboarding (4), sport climbing (2), surfing (2), table tennis (5), taekwondo (8), tennis (5), triathlon (3), volleyball (4), weightlifting (14) and wrestling (18).

The below table will provide you the information about the 3 highest countries receiving the maximum number of medals in the Tokyo Olympics along with India.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 39 41 33 113
China 38 32 18 88
Japan 27 14 17 58
Great Britain 22 21 22 65
India 1 2 4 07

India: Tokyo Olympics

Indian Athlete Neeraj Chopra has created history by winning the Gold Medal in Javelin Throw on 7th August 2021. Athletics Federation of India has decided to name 7th August as the Javelin Throw day in honour of Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj Chopra has become the second individual Olympic Gold Medalist after Abhinav Bindra.

Indian Men’s Hockey team has created history after 41 years by winning the Bronze in Tokyo Olympics. Boxer Lovlina Borgohain has won Bronze Medal in Women’s Welterweight Boxing. Ravi Dahiya and Bajarang Punia also fought t very tough for the Silver Medal in Men’s 57 kg Wrestling and Bronze Medal in Men’s Freestyle 65kg Wrestling respectively.

Ace badminton player PV Sindhu clinches the bronze medal for India after defeating China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13 21-15 in the third-place play-off at Musashino Forest Plaza on 1st August 2021.

Mirabai Chanu wins silver as India gets the first medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Mirabai Chanu won India’s first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after clinching silver in the women’s 49 kg event on 31st July 2021. This is India’s first silver in weightlifting at the Olympics.

This was the historic win for India as this year India has bagged with overall 7 medals including 1 gold,2 silver, and 4 bronze.

Where will the 2024 Summer Olympics be held?

The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris. And all the way out in 2028, Los Angeles will play host.

Tokyo Olympics 2020:FAQ

Q.Which team has India defeated to reach the Semi-Finals of Olympics Hockey 2020?

Ans: Britain

Q.Who were the flag bearers from India in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

Ans: Boxer Mary Kom and men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh

Q. Which country has won the highest number of Olympic medals to date?

Ans: USA

Q. How many rings are there in the symbol of the Olympics?

Ans: There are 5 rings.

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