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2020 Tokyo Olympics- India’s Performance

2020 Tokyo Olympics- India’s Performance

Olympics games are an international platform that is dedicated to the sorts. It is a leading international sporting event mainly featuring winter and summer sports competitions in which thousands of players participate in different categories in different sport games. The Olympics games are known to be the world’s foremost and most privileged sports competition. It is usually held every four years alternatively between the summer and winter Olympics every two years in 4 years periods. 

 The primary history and creation of the Olympics games into the creation from a long back ancient times, from Greece in the 8th century BC. Baron Pierre de Coubertin was known as the principal founder of this international Olympics committee in 1894. The first Olympics was held in Athens in 1896.

The fundamental dynamics, rules, and structure of the game were different initially. Later the revolution took place in the Olympics games during the Olympics movement during the 20th and 21st century in which changes were made.

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and branded as Tokyo 2020, was an international multi-sport event held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, with some preliminary events that began on 21 July. 

 Events: 339 in 33 sports (50 disciplines)

Dates: 23 July 23 July 2021 – 8 August 8 August 2021

Athletes: 11,326

Motto: United by Emotion

Location: Tokyo

Nations: 205 (+ EOR team)

Stadium: Olympic Stadium (Tokyo 2020)

 All about Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The international Olympics committee, the international Paralympic committee, and the central organizing Tokyo were the central authority to organize the Olympics currently. 

Indian, in recent years, has won a total of 7 medals, which has created a new record and best-ever tally at the international platform. The sportsperson who contributed in this making a record is Ravi Kumar winning the silver medal in Wrestling 57 kgs, Neeraj Chopra a historic win in Javelin throw made this time gold medal to India, Mirabai Chanu winning a silver medal in Weight lifting for 49 kgs in the women category, P V Sindhu won the bronze medal in the category of women’s singles badminton. Lovina Borgohain from Assam won a bronze medal in women’s welterweight boxing. Indian hockey team won a bronze medal in hockey. Brand Punia made a bronze medal to India in Wrestling 65 kgs.

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 Effect of covid 19 pandemics on Olympics selections

In January 2020, concerns were raised about the potential impact on athletes and visitors to the Olympic Games as the covid had a worldwide spread with a great potential to affect everyone. Tokyo organizers insisted and ensured that they were monitoring the spread of the disease to minimize its effects on preparations for the Olympics. The IOC stated that in 2020, their Japanese partners and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “made it very clear that Japan could not manage a postponement beyond next summer in 2021 at the latest. Unlike the new emergence of the case for the Zika virus during the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted directly between humans, posing tougher challenges and unwanted situations for the organizers to counteract the infectious disease and host a safe and secure event. Also, unlike in Vancouver, COVID-19 has a higher fatality rate, and there was no until December 2020, which could manage a stoppage and spread.

 In a February 2020 interview, argued that London would host the Olympic Games at the former should the Games need to be moved because of the COVID-19 pandemic. criticized Bailey’s comment as inappropriate and invalid. In early 2021, officials in the U.S. state of offered to host the delayed Games in their state, while the IOC vice president in charge of the Tokyo Olympics, said the Games would open even if the city and other parts of Japan were under a state of emergency because of COVID-19 pandemic and widespread. Estimates by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and predicted that states of emergency might be required during and after the Games. The reports, as per the studies published at the Ministry of Health experts’ panel also showed that new patients increased to 10,000 if the Games allowed spectators.  

The COVID-19 pandemic severely restricted mandatory doping tests in early 2020 due to its widespread and dangerous variants. European anti-doping organizations raised concerns that blood and urine tests could not be performed and that mobilizing the staff necessary to do so before the end of the pandemic would be a health risk. Despite the need for extensive testing to take place in advance of the Games, the (WADA) stated that public health and safety were their topmost priorities. The Chinese anti-doping agency temporarily ceased testing on 3 February, 3 February 2020, with a planned resumption of phased testing towards the end of the month. The anti-doping organizations in the United States, France, Great Britain, and Germany had reduced their testing activities by the end of March.

 

In February 2017, the Tokyo Organizing Committee announced a program in partnership with the Japan Environmental Sanitation Centre and, soliciting donations of electronics such as mobile phones to be reclaimed as materials for the medals due to the covid 19 pandemic. Aiming to collect eight tonnes of metals to produce the medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, collection boxes were deployed at public locations and NTT Docomo retail shops, and every other possible center in April 2017. A design competition for the medals was launched in December of that year. 

In May 2018, the organizing committee reported that they had obtained half the required 2,700 kilograms of bronze but struggled to obtain the required amount of silver; However, bronze and silver medals utilize their respective materials; IOC requirements mandate that gold medals utilize silver as a base. The collection of bronze was completed in November 2018, with the remainder estimated to have been completed by March 2019. 

On 24 July 24 July 2019, the designs of the medals were unveiled. Junichi Kawa Nishi designed the medals for the Olympic and Paralympic Games following a nationwide competition. A new feature shared with the is that the ribbons contain three to distinguish gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. 

Due to COVID-19 protocols, athletes will be presented with their medals on trays and asked to put them on themselves rather than have them placed around their necks by a dignitary.

A historic win by Neeraj Chopra in Olympics 2020

India is brushed out with the joy and enjoyment of celebrating the historic win of the gold medallist Neeraj Chopra in Javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics 2020. His history and his current personality have blown the minds of the Indians. Inc 2018, in commonwealth games, at the age of 23, he was registered as the best throw of 87.58 m held on Saturday. After that, the Czech Republic Jakub Vadeljech won the silver with 86.67m. VItezslav Valley won the bronze medal with 44m. it was an unbelievable won by the Neeraj Chopra, giving and adding a pride moment for every Indian citizen. He is known to be and recorded as the second Indian to win an individual gold medal after the Abhinav Bindra in the 10-meter air rifle event in Beijing in 2008. Neeraj Chopra’s medal is the 7th medal to India taking home and 1st gold medal.

To all the players who contributed to the Olympics 2020

This year, Tokyo has been a successful and lucky location for India to win seven medals. Bajrang Punia added a bronze medal in the bucket of India. Ravi Dahiya won a silver medal against Zavur Uguev. In wrestling, the victory was considered a fall. Weighing champion of India, Mirabai Chanu, won the first silver medal for India in the women’s 49kg category.

Another champion of India, PV Sindhu, won and took a bronze medal to home, beating China’s He Bing Jiao and became the first Indian woman to win an individual Olympics medal. She added immense pride for the whole nation. The women’s hockey team made history by winning the bronze medal. Famous boxer Borgohain promised India another bronze medal by beating in the semi-finals.

The big miss by the Indian players

In the Tokyo Olympics- a 26-year-old returned without a medal as she missed out on the repechage round in the wrestling category. In the women’s shooting category, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary missed an event and were crashed out in the second qualification round. Bhaker failed to reach the finals, and she had a pistol malfunction leading to more misluck and failure. In the men’s category, Saurabh was qualified for the finals but could not finish for the top 3 positions.

India total tally for Olympics

In 2016, Rio Olympics- 1 silver and a hunk of bronze with two medals. In 2912, London Olympics won 2 silver and four bronze making a total of 6 medals. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, India managed to win one gold and two bronze medals making a total of 3. The Tokyo Olympics is known as the best one for making up to a total of 7 medals.

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