International Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23 June. This day holds a special significance in the history of the Olympics. The purpose of celebrating this day is to build a better world through sports and bring people together in peace. Many players of India have done wonders in the Olympics and have made the country proud by winning many medals at different times. Here we are telling about the five sportspersons who have won medals for the country and made the country proud.
Sushil Kumar is the first Indian to have won two medals for the country at the Olympics. He won the country a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. At that time he was 25 years old. After this, he raised India’s pride for the second time by winning a silver medal in the 66 kg weight category at the 2012 London Olympics. He had won three consecutive matches within 70 minutes in 2008 and won the bronze medal, but in 2012 he had to face defeat in the final match.
Mirabai Chanu won a medal on the very first day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and got off to a great start. Chanu is the first woman weightlifter from India, who won a bronze medal in the Olympics. He created history by lifting 116 kg in clean jerk and 87 kg in snatch. Overall, Chanu lifted 202 kg and won a medal for India in weightlifting after 21 years.
In the year 2021, 21-year-old PV Sindhu created history by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. In her very first Olympics, she was the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in a singles event. Only after this she had come to number two in the badminton rankings. After this, in 2020, he won the bronze medal and gave the country a medal for the second time in the Olympics. She is the only female badminton player from India to have won two medals at the Olympics.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore created history at the age of 34. He was the first Indian to win an Olympic medal in the individual event. Rathore had won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He has 25 international medals to his name. A member of the army, Rathore has won three gold and one silver medal in the Commonwealth Games. Along with this, he has won a silver and a bronze medal in the Asian Games.