The Tokyo Olympics was best for India in many ways. The country got its second gold with Neeraj Chopra claiming a podium finish in the Javelin throw event while Men’s hockey team too won a medal after 41 years. There were medal-winning performances from Mirabai Chanu (Silver), PV Sindhu (Bronze), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Silver), Bajrang Punia (Bronze), Lovlina Borgohain (Bronze).
There were other noticeable performances that didn't get the medal but won the hearts of the country. India’s women’s hockey team reached the semi-finals for the first time while the likes of Kamalpreet Kaur (Discus throw), Deepak Punia (Wrestling), Aditi Ashok( Golf) delivered commendable performances.
India skipper Virat Kohli lauded the efforts of the Indian contingent and posted a congratulatory message on his Twitter and Instagram account.
“Congratulations to all our winners and participants at the Olympics. Winning and losing is a part of the sport, but what matters is you gave your best for the nation. We are so proud of you and, I wish you all the very best going forward. Jai Hind,” Kohli tweeted
Congratulations to all our winners and participants at the Olympics. Winning and losing is a part of sport, but what matters is you gave your best for the nation. We are so proud of you and I wish you all the very best going forward. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🙏#tokyo2020 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/xHkfQVutWg
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 8, 2021
Opener Rohit Sharma too hailed the athletes and extended his wishes for the Tokyo bound contingent.
“Very well done to all our athletes from various fields. They went out there and gave their best. Special mention to @Neeraj_chopra1. You all have made the nation proud,” Rohit also lauded the efforts of the Olympic contingent in a tweet tweeted.
The Olympics concluded on Sunday with a breathtaking closing ceremony