India At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and branded as Tokyo 2020, was an international multi-sport tournament held in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 to August 8, 2021, with some preliminary events beginning on July 21.

On September 7, 2013, the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, chose Tokyo as the host city. The event was originally set to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but was postponed to 2021 in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the first in the history of the Olympic Games (previous games had been canceled but not rescheduled).

However, for marketing and branding considerations, the event will be known as Tokyo 2020Due to the imposition of a state of emergency, it is being held primarily behind closed doors, with no public spectators authorized. The Summer Paralympics will take place between August 24 and September 5, 2021, 16 days after the Olympics.

India At Tokyo Olympics 2020

In 2020, India will compete in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The games were originally slated to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but were postponed because of the COVID-19 epidemic, and will instead take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Since 1920, India has competed in every Summer Olympic Games, but it made its official debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. The country submitted its largest-ever delegation to the 2020 Olympics, with 124 athletes competing. Since India’s first regular Olympics debut in 1920, the 2020 Summer Olympics have been the most successful Games for the country, with Indian Olympians earning seven medals (1 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze).

Javelin At Tokyo Olympics

The javelin throw is one of four track and field throwing events held in the multi-sport event at the Summer Olympics. After the shot put, discus throw, and hammer throw, the men’s javelin throw has been a part of the Olympic athletics program since 1908. It is the last of the current throwing events to compete in the Olympics. After the discus in 1928, the women’s event was first contested at the 1932 Olympics, becoming the second women’s throws event.

A freestyle version of the javelin was originally contested at the 1906 Intercalated Games and then again at the 1908 London Olympics. At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, a one-off two-handed variation was held.

Qualification

If all participants satisfy the entry standard or qualify by ranking during the qualifying period, a National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to three qualified athletes in the men’s javelin throw event.

(Since the 1930 Olympic Congress, the three-person limit has been in existence.)

85.00 meters is the qualifying criteria. The goal of this criterion was to “qualify competitors with remarkable performances who were unable to qualify through the IAAF World Rankings system.” The world rankings will then be used to qualify athletes until the cap of 32 is reached, based on the average of the athlete’s best five results across the qualifying period and weighted by the importance of the meet.

The qualifying period was initially set to run from May 1 to June 29, 2020. The term was suspended from 6 April 2020 to 30 November 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the expiration date extended to 29 June 2021.

The start date of the world rankings period was also modified from 1 May 2019 to 30 June 2020; athletes who fulfilled the qualifying standard during that time remained qualified, but those who used world rankings would not be able to count performances during that time. The qualifying time standards could be achieved in a variety of meets approved by the IAAF throughout the course of the allotted timeframe.

The competition is open to both outdoor and indoor events. Even though they were not held during the qualifying season, the most recent Area Championships may be included in the ranking. In the javelin throw, NOCs can also use their universality spot (any NOC can enter one male athlete regardless of time if no male athletes reach the entry standard for an athletics event).  

Neeraj Chopra: A Gold Winner!

Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics on Saturday, outperforming the field by a wide margin to capture India’s first track-and-field medal.

The 23-year-old farmer’s kid from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana stunned the athletics world by throwing 87.58 meters in the finals, ending India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.  Chopra became India’s seventh medallist and first gold medallist at the Olympics, joining shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing Games) as an individual gold medallist.

The country has now exceeded its previous highest haul of six medals from the 2012 London Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics‘ closing ceremony, India’s flag was carried by Neeraj Chopra.

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