Eyes around the world are glued to the television screens as the ongoing 2020 Summer Olympics branded as Tokyo 2020 is in its final days.
Japan hosts the international multi-sport which commenced on July 23.
The event will be marking its final day on 8th August 2021.
Around 205 nations participate in this world’s biggest sporting event. 11090 athletes are participating in a total of 339 medal events.
Tokyo 2020 witnessed many special performances from athletes all over th e world which drew appreciation from all the corners of the world.
Many Old records are broken and new records are made.
In this article, let’s go through the list of famous athletes who have made headlines. Therefore, they will definitely find a place in the current affairs sections in the upcoming exams.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Current Affairs: Athletes Who Made History in Tokyo 2021
P V Sindhu
Reigning world champion P V Sindhu became the first Indian female athlete to bag two Olympic medals for the nation.
She secured a bronze, defeating the world no 9 He Bing Jiao of China in the badminton women’s singles.
With this bronze medal, P V Sindhu also became the second Indian athlete to win medals in consecutive editions of the Olympics.
Sushil Kumar is the first Indian athlete to have this record.
Sindhu”s first medal was a silver in the Rio Olympics 2016
Mirabai Chanu opened up India’s account in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She bagged a silver in the Women’s 49 Kg category Weightlifting competition.
Ace weight lifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202 Kg to secure the silver.
Mutaz Barshim & Gianmarco Tamberi – Tokyo 2020 moment
The whole world was in awe when the two athletes, Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi decided to share the Olympic Gold medal in the men’s high jump competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
This iconic moment on Sunday is being hailed as the ‘best moment of Tokyo 2020’ by the sports enthusiasts all around the world.
This is the first shared gold since the 1912 Games. When athletics made history, the whole world watched the moment with goosebumps.
Australian swimmer Emma McKeon became the first female swimmer to claim seven medals at one Olympics.
She is also the second woman in any sport to have this record.
Emma gained four gold and three bronze medals. Emma made history by this record.
South Korean Archer An San breaks a 25-year-old record Olympic record. She participated in mixed teams, women’s teams and individual competitions.
In three of the events, she grabbed nothing but gold! The archer beat the record of Lina Herasymenko at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
The women’s team smashed the record of their own team in Beijing in 2008.
Let’s hope and wait the next week for more such fabulous records and victories.
These athletes worked hard for their dreams and they never gave up on the failures. Their stories are inspirations for all people who are chasing dreams.
The tokyo 2020 have made history and many prestigious records. Therefore, there is a great chance for these topics in every competitive exam.
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