Tokyo Olympics 2021 India, Day 15 Highlights: Neeraj won India gold medal in the Olympics with an outrageous performance

Michael Butler
📅 12.09.2022
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It was a fantastic day for Indians because Neeraj won the javelin throw, giving them their second individual gold medal. Not only that, but wrestlers like Barjan took bronze. India took home a total of seven medals on Day 15 although they may have won eight medals if it hadn't been for Ajit's narrow defeat.

Day 15 Highlights

Indians had reasons to rejoice after witnessing a major victory by Neeraaj, a professional javelinist. Neeraj's victory was the first since India's independence. This is India's second gold medal, following Abhinav Bindra's victory in the shooting competition.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia also participated. This was another important fight for Bajrang because everyone expected him to bring home the gold medal. However, the Indian's match started off rough, as he fortunately won the first match by criteria. The second match was even worse, with Bajrang winning by a fall. Despite the flows, Bajrang won a bronze medal, securing a spot among India's six medals.


Aditi Ashok, finished fourth in the competition and narrowly missed out on a medal in Tokyo. The 23-year-old finished with 15 strokes under 269. The loss was a setback after finishing second in the 2916 Olympics, which was a significant improvement as Aditi finished 41st.


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