Not The Secret Seven; They Are India’s Wonder-Seven

29 Aug 2021
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29th August is our National Sports Day, so, on this gifted day let’s talk about our gifted talents who brought medals for India after having hard fights in Tokyo Olympics. They are our Seven Wonders. Have a happy reading. #ThinkWithNiche.


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Let’s Celebrate The National Sports Day With The Seven Olympic Champions And The Pride Of India

August 29, reminds us the day to be proud of, the day when National Sports Day is celebrated. But why do we celebrate this day? It was 1905, India’s pride, our great hockey player Major Dhyan Chand was born on that day. This day is remarkable as the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, our famous hockey player, who brought gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932, and 1936.

So, it is a proud moment for all of us to celebrate such a personality's birth anniversary who brought India Olympic Gold medals.

Here, let’s start reading about the Seven Wonders of India for this year

1. Neeraj Chopra: The Boy With The Golden Arm

Neeraj Chopra has become India’s Second Golden Boy after Abhinav Brinda who is an Olympic champion. He showed his trick in men’s javelin throw gold at Tokyo 2020. He additionally has become the primary athlete from India to win an athletics gold. The Tokyo gold confirmed the Indian anthem being performed in an Olympic medal ceremony for the second time after a long thirteen years. Undoubtedly, Neeraj Chopra is one of the country's best booming heroes.  Chopra's historical victory in Tokyo with a throw of 87.58m has been years withinside the making. However, the 23-year-antique super mega-celebrity javelin thrower stated he desires to stay targeted on his sport and does not need the fulfillment to visit his head. We can name him The Boy with the Golden Arm, after making records on the Tokyo Olympics.

But if you want to know the behind story of his achievement, it's quite funny, Neeraj started javelin to decrease weight as he was quite over-weighted, however finally, he fell in love with the sport, and the outcome is now a golden record. With the help of his German coach Uwe Hohn, he made history. Tokyo Olympic is not his first victory but he received awards in World U-20 Championship, Poland in which he set a brand-new Junior World Record with a throw of 86.48m, he won a medal in Asian Championship 2017, and won a gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2018.

2. Chanu Saikhom Mirabai: The Silver-Lifter

 She is the silver girl, Mirabai Chanu, who opened the victory list with a silver in women’s 49kg weightlifting in which she lifted a weight of 202kg (87kg+115kg). The 27 years-old, short lady, hailing from Nongpok Kakching village on the foothills of Imphal East district in Manipur, ended India’s 21 year’s long wait for a weightlifting medal on the very first day. With her magical power, India started Olympic, 2021 with a boom. The multitude of memories rising from the highlight on Saikhom Mirabai Chanu after her current win on the Tokyo Olympics.

The silver medal for the weightlifting Olympics made Mirabai Chanu the media limelight and pride of our country. Mirabai Chanu’s life story must have to be a motivation for us. Facing poverty, loss of any assist in her formative years, and being inspired by weightlifting champion from Manipur, Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi, Mirabai started her weightlifting journey. Once Kunjarani Devi’s nationwide and worldwide achievements led many women of the nation to take up sports. And now, Mirabai Chanu has become an influence for lots of ladies to take weightlifting.

3. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu: The ACE Shuttler

PV Sindhu has become the first Indian woman and the second Indian sportsperson after Sushil Kumar to win Olympic medals in the individual group. This ace shuttler of India beat China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 and received the bronze medal in women’s singles badminton in Tokyo Olympic 2021.

The ace shuttler got here to global interest as she broke into the peak 20 of the Badminton World Federation, World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17 and has featured the top 10 of the world rankings.

Sindhu is the daughter of P V Ramana and Vijaya in Hyderabad. Both her parents were the national-level, volleyball players.  Sindhu started badminton at the age of 8 after which she joined Gopichand Badminton Academy. In the under-thirteen category, she received the doubles titles on the Sub-Junior Nationals and the All India Ranking in Pune. At the 51st National School Games in India, she received the gold medal in the under-14 category. She is that exceptional female who received the Arjuna Award, one of the best honorous awards for any sportsperson in India. She also received India's 4th maximum civilian honor, The Padma Shri Award. She is really an extremely good female of India.

4. Lovlina Borgohain: The Girl With Strong Hit

Lovlina Borgohain became the third Indian boxer to ensure a final stage fight at the Olympic Games after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom as she defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen in the quarter-finals and assure her bronze medal. Though in the semi-final, she suffered a 0-5 loss to the world champion Busenaz Surmeneli but finally regained her strength and return home with the bronze. The 23-year-old Borgohain, who hails from Assam, also survived a one-point deduction in the second round as she didn’t pay attention to the referee’s instructions contempt a couple of cautions. The third round was especially punishing for Borgohain, as she had to face two standing eight counts during the attack.

However, Borgohain returns to India after making history as she becomes the third Indian boxer to ensure a stage finish in Olympics Boxing.  Lovlina gifted India with the first Olympic medal in Indian boxing after a long nine years.

5. Ravi Kumar Dahiya: The Silver Wrestler

Ravi Kumar Dahia, a 23 years old wrestler, became the second Indian debutant to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, 2021. Challenging Russian Zavur Uguev in the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling, Dahiya lost the gold medal and finalized silver and became the seventh Indian to become a silver medalist at the Olympics in an individual event. Ravi Dahiya was leading on 0-2 in the first round just before he bounced back to catch the score but the round ended with Uguev ahead 4-2. Uguev then competed to a 7-2 lead before Dahiya fought back with 2 more points but couldn't make up the 3-point shortage in the end and lost the fight, but he did not give up the tough fight against the Russian opponent even for a second.

He is the second wonder to bring India a silver medal and the fifth medal in total at the Tokyo Olympics.

6. Bajrang Punia: The Champ Of Wrestling

The Champion Wrestler Bajrang Punia, also in his debutant, beat Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov in the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling semi-final to claim the bronze medal. Bajrang beat Daulet Niyazbekov to 8-0 to win the bronze medal. The great wrestler Bajrang kept to a measured approach in the first period of the match, and he scored the first point on an inactive penalty against Niyazbekov. Daulet Niyazbekov tried to make up the shortfall and even almost had Punia on the backfoot for a while, but till the end, he couldn't get through the Indian's defense. In the end, Punia pushed Niyazbekov out of boundaries and score his second point.

Bajrang Punia was India’s sixth medalist of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the person who made India feel proud.

7. India’s Pride: The Men’s Hockey Team

Like in Chak de India, also, in reality, India’s hockey teams were starving for an Olympic medal, since winning the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Games, but finally, in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, India’s Men’s Hockey made history after long 41 years. Finally, the Indian Men’s hockey team claimed the bronze medal after beating Germany by 5-4 in a breathtaking match. The amazing Men’s hockey team was the fifth medalist from India at Tokyo 2020 Games.

Indian Men Hockey team captain Manpreet Singh led India from the beginning and they started their match with a joyous victory with 3-2 defeating New Zealand but then suffered a 7-1 defeat by the strong Australian team in their second match. But they were very determined this year and they quickly made up the defeat.  They proceed with their team fight, and finally, they beating Great Britain by 3-1 in the quarterfinal and enter the semi-finals for the first time since 1972. Again, bad luck crushed them against Belgium and leave them in a danger zone for the fight for the bronze, but finally, the team secured their first medal in decades in a remarkable way, taking the full turn from 1-3 they take the lead by 5-4 and win over Germany.

We can’t celebrate National Sports Day without mentioning these bright stars of India. Come on, Let’s celebrate our National Sports Day with ‘Think With Niche’. 

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