Tokyo Olympic 2020: All you need to know about

Tokyo Olympic 2020: All you need to know about

The 32nd edition of the Olympics (Tokyo Olympics 2020) has come to a close after 15 days of nonstop action. Indian players made history in the Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been the most successful Olympic Games in the history of India, with seven medals — one gold, two silver, and four bronze.
So, this Tokyo Olympic will be an important part of the upcoming competitive exams like banking, insurance, railways, etc.
Here we are providing all the details and highlights of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics 2020 in a single article. This “Tokyo Olympics 2020: All you need to know about” article is a must read because it will boost your marks in the upcoming examination, as many questions will definitely be asked in the exams.


  • 32nd Summer Olympic Games
  • Opening-23 July 2021
  • Closing-8 August 2021
  • Host city-Tokyo, Japan
  • Motto-United by Emotion
  • Nations-205 (+ EOR team)
  • Olympic 2024 (Next): Peris, France
  • of Athletes-11,090
  • of sports are there in Olympics– 33
  • Opened by-Emperor Naruhito
  • Cauldron-Naomi Osaka
  • Stadium- Olympic Stadium
  • Flag Bearer Opening Ceremony : Manpreet Singh & Mary Kom
  • Closing : Bajrang Punia
  • Most Olympic medals by country 2021– 113 (39 Gold, 41 Silver, 33 Bronze)
  • Number of players participating in Olympics 2020 from India- 127 (18 sporting events)
  • Total medals won by India in Olympics 2020– 7 (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze)
  • First Gold Medalist of Tokyo 2020: Yang Qian (10 M AIR RIFLE, China)
  • First Medalist of Tokyo 2020 form India : Mirabai chanu (49KG Weighlifting)
  • Number of maximum gold won by individual in Olympic 2020: Caeleb Dressel (5 Gold, Swimming, USA)

Note:  The 2020 Games are the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, following the Tokyo 1964 (Summer), Sapporo 1972 (Winter), and Nagano 1998 (Winter) games.

INDIA in Olympic 2020 (Tokyo)

  • Neeraj Chopra-Javelin throw (GOLD)
  • Saikhom Mirabai Chanu– Weightlifter (49Kg, Silver)
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya– Wrestler (57 kg category, Silver)
  • PV Sindhu-Badminton (Bronze)
  • Lovlina Borgohain-Boxer (Women’s welterweight, Bronze)
  • Men’s Hockey (Bronze)
  • Bajrang Punia- Wrestle, (65-kg Weight category, Bronze)

Top 10 Ranking

2020 Summer Olympics medal table

Rank Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 39 41 33 113
2  China 38 32 18 88
3  Japan* 27 14 17 58
4  Great Britain 22 21 22 65
5  ROC 20 28 23 71
6  Australia 17 7 22 46
7  Netherlands 10 12 14 36
8  France 10 12 11 33
9  Germany 10 11 16 37
48  India 1 2 4 7
Totals (93 teams) 340 338 402 1080



Here Is A List Of World Records That Have Been Broken At The Tokyo Olympic Games So Far:

  • Women’s Track Cycling Team Pursuit – Germany (4:04.242)
  • Men’s Track Cycling Team Pursuit – Italy (3:42.032)
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker, Women’s 200-meter breaststroke – South Africa (2:18.95m)
  • Caeleb Dressel, Men’s 100m Butterfly – USA (49.45 seconds)
  • Men’s 4×100m Medley Relay – USA (3:26.78m)
  • Aleksandra Miroslaw, Women’s Speed Climbing – Poland (0.12 seconds)
  • Lasha Talakhadze, Men’s Weightlifting – Georgia (488 kg)
  • Women’s 4×100m Freestyle Relay – Australia (3:29.69)
  • Yulimar Rojas, Women’s Triple Jump – Venezuela (15.67 meters)
  • Karsten Warholm, Men’s 400m Hurdles – Norway (45.94 seconds)
  • Women’s Team Sprint – China (31.804 seconds)
  • Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – China (7:40.33 minutes)
  • Shi Zhiyong, Men’s 73kg Weightlifting – China
  • Sydney McLaughlin, Women’s 400m Hurdles – USA (51.46 seconds)
  • Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Men’s Olympic 1500m – Norway (3min 28.32sec)
  • Faith Kipyegon, Women’s 1500m – Kenya (3min 53.11sec)

 List of 127 Player participating in Olympics 2020 from India


  • Tarundeep Rai, Men’s Recurve
  • Atanu Das, Men’s Recurve
  • Pravin Jadhav, Men’s Recurve
  • Deepika Kumari, Women’s Recurve


  • KT Irfan, Men’s 20km race walking
  • Sandeep Kumar, Men’s 20km race walking
  • Rahul Rohilla, Men’s 20km race walking
  • Bhawna Jat, Women’s 20km race walking
  • Priyanka Goswami, Women’s 20km race walking
  • Avinash Sable, Men’s 3000m steeplechase
  • Murali Sreeshankar, Men’s long jump
  • MP Jabir, Men’s 400m hurdles
  • Neeraj Chopra, Men’s javelin throw
  • Shivpal Singh, Men’s javelin throw
  • Annu Rani, Women’s javelin throw
  • Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Men’s shot put
  • Dutee Chand, Women’s 100m and 200m
  • Kamalpreet Kaur, Women’s discus throw
  • Seema Punia, Women’s discus throw
  • 4×400 Mixed Relay
  • Men’s 4x400m Relay


  • PV Sindhu, Women’s singles
  • B Sai Praneeth, Men’s singles
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, Men’s doubles



  • Vikas Krishan (Men’s, 69kg)
  • Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s, 69kg)
  • Ashish Kumar (Men’s, 75kg)
  • Pooja Rani (Women’s, 75kg)
  • Satish Kumar (Men’s, 91kg)
  • Mary Kom (Women’s, 51kg)
  • Amit Panghal (Men’s, 52kg)
  • Manish Kaushik (Men’s, 63kg)
  • Simranjit Kaur (Women’s, 60kg)


  • Bhavani Devi became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.


  • Anirban Lahiri
  • Udayan Mane
  • Aditi Ashok


  • Pranati Nayak is only the second Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.


Men’s National Team

  • Goalkeepers: P. R. Sreejesh
  • Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra
  • Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit
  • Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh

Women’s National Team

  • Goalkeepers: Savita
  • Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita.
  • Midfielders: Nisha, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Nanjot Kaur, Salima Tete.
  • Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila, Devi.


  • Sushila Devi Likmabam will be India’s only participant in Judo at Tokyo 2020.


  • Arjun Jat
  • Arvind Singh


For the first time, India will have more than two sailors at the Olympics, including Nethra Kumanan, the first Indian woman sailor. For the first time India will be competing in more than one sailing event – Laser Radial, Laser Standard and 49er.

  • Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
  • Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard
  • KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er


India will have its largest Shooting contingent with 15 shooters.

  • Anjum Moudgil, 10m Women’s Air Rifle
  • Apurvi Chandela, 10m Women’s Air Rifle
  • Divyansh Singh Panwar, 10m Men’s Air Rifle
  • Deepak Kumar, 10m Men’s Air Rifle
  • Tejaswini Sawant, 50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position
  • Sanjeev Rajput, 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position
  • Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position
  • Manu Bhaker, 10m Women’s Air Pistol
  • Yashaswini Singh Deswal, 10m Women’s Air Pistol
  • Saurabh Chaudhary, 10m Men’s Air Pistol
  • Abhishek Verma, 10m Men’s Air Pistol
  • Rahi Sarnobat, 25m Women’s Pistol
  • Chinki Yadav, 25m Women’s Pistol
  • Angad Veer Singh Bajwa, Men’s Skeet
  • Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Men’s Skeet


  • Sajan Prakash
  • Srihari Nataraj
  • Maana Patel

Table Tennis

Four Indian table tennis players qualified for the Olympics at the Asian qualifiers in Doha in March, including Sharath Kamal, who will be making his fourth appearance at the Games.

  • Sharath Kamal
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
  • Sutirtha Mukherjee
  • Manika Batra

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also compete together in the mixed doubles after earning their Olympic berths at the Asian qualifiers.


Sumit Nagal gets last minute entry in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 after some players withdraw their names. Sania Mirza qualified for Tokyo 2020 via her protected ranking and she will partner with Ankita Raina in the women’s doubles.

  • Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, Women’s Doubles
  • Sumit Nagal, Men’s singles


  • Mirabai Chanu will be India’s only representative in weightlifting at Tokyo 2020. Ranked second in the world, the former world champion is among the favourites for a medal in the women’s 49kg weight division.


India is sending seven wrestlers to Tokyo. With Sonam Malik winning the quota in the 62kg category, Rio 2016 bronze medallist Sakshi Malik will not be wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Seema Bisla, Women’s Freestyle, 50kg
  • Vinesh Phogat, Women’s Freestyle 53kg
  • Anshu Malik, Women’s Freestyle 57kg
  • Sonam Malik, Women’s Freestyle 62kg
  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Men’s Freestyle 57kg
  • Bajrang Punia, Men’s Freestyle 65kg
  • Deepak Punia, Men’s Freestyle 86 kg

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