Home » News » Sports » Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian Medallists Felicitation Highlights: Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, Men's Hockey Team Get Felicitated
2-MIN READ

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian Medallists Felicitation Highlights: Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, Men's Hockey Team Get Felicitated

By: Sports Desk

News18.com

Last Updated: August 09, 2021, 21:03 IST

Neeraj Chopra speaks at the felicitation ceremony. (Umesh Sharma/News18 Photo)

Neeraj Chopra speaks at the felicitation ceremony. (Umesh Sharma/News18 Photo)

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian Medallists Felicitation News Highlights: Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Lovlina Borgohain, the Indian men's hockey team and Ravi Kumar Dahiya get felicitated by Anurag Thakur and Kiren Rijiju.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Indian Medallists Felicitation Highlights: Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Lovlina Borgohain, the Indian men’s hockey team and Ravi Kumar Dahiya get felicitated by Anurag Thakur and Kiren Rijiju. The felicitation ceremony at the Ashoka Hotel begins with the national anthem. Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Lovlina Borgohain, Ravi Kumar Dahiya and the hockey teams have arrived at the Ashoka Hotel, where they will be felicitated later. Neeraj Chopra was helped into the car at the airport amidst a huge crowd. Bajrang Punia was hauled on the shoulders of his people in celebration when he came out of the airport gate.

The athletes are to get a welcome at the airport after which all medal winners are to be felicitated by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur at the Ashoka Hotel at 6.30pm.

The New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport has beefed up security as hundreds are expected to be there to welcome back the heroes of the country. A team comprising senior police officials under the Airport Police station took around for checking of Terminal-2 and Terminal-3 where a flight carrying Indian athletes will land anytime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., according to the Airport Authority.

Along with the Delhi Police, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and dog squad teams also took a round of the area to ensure the security of the athletes. Apart from ensuring the safety of the Indian athletes, Delhi Police is also preparing to ensure Covid norms are followed.

Neeraj Chopra won independent India’s first athletics medal and a first gold medal for the country in an athletics event. He became only the second individual gold medallist at the Olympics from the country as he won the men’s javelin throw event with a best distance of 87.58m.

Bajrang Punia won the bronze medal at the Olympics after beating Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0 in the bronze medal match. Bajrang had a knee injury and took off the brace and risk increasing the injury to fight freely for the bronze.

Lovlina Borgohain bagged a bronze medal after she lost in the boxing women’s welterweight (69kg) semi-final to Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey by unanimous decision. Lovlina had defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen by 4-1 split decision in the quarter-finals to ensure the bronze.

Indian men’s hockey team ended India’s 41-year wait for a hockey medal at the Olympics as they beat Germany 5-4 in a thrilling bronze medal match.

Read all the Latest News , Breaking News , watch Top Videos and Live TV here.

first published:August 09, 2021, 15:06 IST
last updated:August 09, 2021, 21:03 IST