Neeraj Chopra Can't Wait to Go Home and Eat Food Cooked By Mother; Opens Up on Playing Himself in Biopic

Neeraj Chopra Can't Wait to Go Home and Eat Food Cooked By Mother; Opens Up on Playing Himself in Biopic

Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian in athletics and the second individual overall to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

  • Tarundeep Rai

    Tarundeep Rai

    Mens Recurve

    The veteran archer, who is now 37 years old, has come a long way since making his first Olympic appearance in 2004 in Athens. Starting his career in archery at the age of 19, he scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win a silver medal in the men’s individual category in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

  • Atanu Das

    Atanu Das

    Mens Recurve

    Atanu has added several medals and awards in his trophy cabinet but one that is missing is an Olympic medal. The archer has won medals in major tournaments such as World Championships, World Youth Championships, World University Championships, and Asian Archery Championships in various categories including men’s, mixed and recurve teams.

  • Pravin Jadhav

    Pravin Jadhav

    Mens Recurve

    Pravin Jadhav from the Satara district in Maharashtra will make his Olympic debut in Tokyo, representing India in three events including recurve men individual, recurve men team and recurve mixed team. Born into a family of labourers, who lived in a shack near a drain, Jadhav would accompany his father as a teenager to help out in the farms.

  • Deepika Kumari

    Deepika Kumari

    Womens Recurve

    Deepika Kumari continues to bring laurels to her country. Hailing from Ranchi, Jharkhand, Deepika comes from a humble background and her love for archery started is said to have taken roots when she used to throw stones on mango trees as a kid. While the family could not afford the equipment required to practice archery, Deepika made her own bow and arrow from bamboo and sticks.


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Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra


Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win the gold medal in athletics at the Olympics when he clinched gold in the men's javelin with a throw of 87.58 metres. He also became only the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics. More Details

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India’s Ultimate Performers

2016 Olympics - Rio de Janeiro
    Sakshi Malik
    Gritty woman wrestler Sakshi Malik clinched bronze in the 58kg category, pulling off a sensational 8-5 victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova in the Play-off bout. The 23-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal as she earned the dramatic win after falling behind 0-5 in the do-or-die bout. She had earlier stormed into the bronze medal play-off round with a dominating performance in her repechage round, where she thrashed Purevdorjiin Orkhon of Mongolia 12-3. Both the wrestlers matched each other in the first period and the scores were 2-2 at the break.
    PV Sindhu
    PV Sindhu bettered Sainas bronze from 2012 and secured silver in womens singles after a hard-fought match against Spains Carolina Marin. Sindhu defeated Hungarys Laura Sarosi and Canadian Michelle Li in the group stage to reach the last 16. She would then go on to beat Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-ying 21-13, 21-15 in the pre-quarters and Wang Yihan in the quarter-finals. In the semi-final, Sindhu defeated second seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 to become the first Indian shuttler to reach the Olympics final. The final was going to be the toughest match for Sindhu, after all, she up was against two-time World Champion and world No 1 Marin. Still, the Indian was in no mood to make it an easy run for Marin.