Gone are the days when Indian sportspersons hardly used to win medals for the nation. It seems that winning medals is quite an easy task for the players. They enjoyed massive success in the international stage especially during the course of July.
Our athletes have won a whopping 227 medals in just 31 days in nine events namely- athletics, wrestling, weightlifting, judo, badminton, boxing, table tennis, para-shooting and shooting.
“July has been the month of medals for India. Our athletes won 227 medals in 9 disciplines at international events. India bagged medals in Athletics, Wrestling, Judo, TT, Badminton, Shooting, Para shooting, Archery & Weightlifting. Congratulates all the medallist,” Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports; MOS in the Ministry of Minority Affairs tweeted.
MC Mary Kom once again showed what she is capable of doing the job as she bagged gold at the President’s Cup, while Vinesh Phogat also came through with flying colours followed by Yasar Dogu.
The superior likes of Tababi Devi, Mirabai Chanu and Mehuli Ghosh along with Elavenil Valarivan also made the country proud coming out on top.
Rio Olympics silver medallist, shuttler PV Sindhu finished as runner-up at the Indonesia Open and Archer Deepika Kumari won a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Archery Test event.
So out of the 227 medals won by Indian athletes, the maximum medals (71) came from athletics in seven meets spread across the Czech Republic, Poland, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Samoa saw India win 35 medals.
Indian shooters, who have been doing extremely well on the global stage also won 24 medals at the ISSF Junior World held in Suhl, Germany.
The total medal tally for India is 10 gold, four silver and five bronze.
Indian para shooters also produced a stunning performance with a total medal haul of 9 medals at the Para Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia with four gold, two silver and three bronze medals. Para shooter Manish Narwal also won three out of the nine medals India won.
India sealed the big deal in Judo at the Asia-Oceania Cadet Championships in Taipei by chipping in with six medals.
The Indian boxing contingents also did quite well with a total of 21 medals won in three international competitions respectively. The Indian medal tally stood at nine medals in the President’s Cup in Indonesia (Women’s), 8 in Thailand and 4 in President’s Cup in Kazakhstan (Men’s).
The Indian Wrestlers came second on the list of maximum medals won in a single sport. They won 50 medals across five wrestling events in July. The junior wrestlers made the biggest contribution, winning 18 medals at the Asian Junior Championships in Thailand.
Two medals came in the Oleg Karavaev event in Belarus, while 7 at the Yasar Dogu Tournament in Turkey. They also tasted epic success at the Asian Cadet Championships with a total of 17 medals. Meanwhile, 6 medals were won in the Madrid Grand Prix.
India made a clean sweep at the Table Tennis Commonwealth Championships with 7 medals.
(With Inputs From TOI)