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India unites to have fun Tokyo 2020 Champions: Neeraj Chopra’s gold steals the felicitation ceremony

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, Nisit Pramanik (MoS Home Affairs), and Kiren Rijiju (Law Minister) felicitated all the Indian medal winners from the Tokyo Olympics in a grand ceremony held in Delhi on Monday. India's Tokyo Olympics medal winners received a grand welcome by the government in a dazzling felicitation ceremony held at the Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi on Monday with Sports Minister Anurag Thakur saying that their journey is an "incredible story of resilience and sporting excellence".

Gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the cynosure of all eyes within the delayed ceremony, held a few hours after the seven podium finishers made their method out of the airport amid utter chaos. Thousands of followers waited outdoors at the airport to welcome wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and the lads’ hockey staff, who arrived from Tokyo earlier within the day.

Both the bronze-winning male hockey staff and fourth-place ending ladies’ staff lower truffles after arriving on the lodge. WHO SAID WHAT AT FELICITATION CEREMONYNEERAJ CHOPRA India Today Photo” Thank you all for the support. This gold medal is not just but for the entire nation. I have been roaming around with this in my pocket since then. I haven’t been able to eat or sleep properly since then but everything feels fine when I look at it.”The competition was actually powerful, however, it’s best to by no means get scared by your opponents. Just give your 100% and do not be afraid of anyone. When I threw the javelin for the 2nd time, I assumed it might be my greatest try. My again and shoulders had been paining after the occasion the following morning,” Neeraj Chopra, who was the final athlete to be felicitated, says to loud applause from everybody present at the Ashoka Hotel. RAVI KUMAR DAHIYA PTI Photo” We began from our village after which we got here to Delhi. When I noticed how Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt obtained medals in wrestling, I obtained impressed by that and wished to do the identical for my nation,” says Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who won the silver in wrestling to match Sushil’s 2012 feat.

LOVINA BORGOHAIN PTI Photo” I really feel actually good after coming again house. We knew individuals again house can be celebrating. We will maintain attempting and look to get extra medals for India sooner or later.”The last few days before my bout, I was only thinking about getting the gold for India. I only wanted the gold and that is what I will be trying to win in the Paris Olympics,” says Lovlina Borgohain, who received India’s solely boxing medal at Tokyo 2020 in her maiden Olympic look. BAJRANG PUNIA PTI Photo” Thank you all for the love and respect we have got. It feels like I have won a medal again today. About the injury, it was my last bout so I wanted to give it my all, I didn’t care about the knee injury.” Even if my knee had been damaged it would not have mattered to me I simply wished to offer my greatest and get the medal,” says Bajrang Punia, who won the bronze in wrestling for Team India.

ANURAG THAKUR” This night is for the Olympians who’ve made India proud. I would love you all to cheer for them. On behalf of 130 crore Indians, I want to congratulate our Olympians. We are so pleased with you.”Tokyo Olympics had many firsts for India. The biggest contingent of 128 athletes went there, we won 7 medals.


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