The 32nd Summer Olympic Games have come to an end. With no spectators, a plethora of Covid-related restrictions, and, to put it bluntly, local hostility to hosting the country’s signature event, this was a one-of-a-kind Olympic Games. In contrast, a flood of new records was set in a range of sports at Tokyo 2020.
Athletes from 205 national Olympic committees competed in 339 medal events, with one team made up entirely of refugees. With slightly under half of all competitors competing in women’s events, the Games were the most gender-equal ever.
India’s Performance at Olympics
The Tokyo Olympics’ sporting spectacular came to an end after more than two weeks of high-octane action. The Indian team won seven medals at the Games, including Neeraj Chopra’s historic first gold medal in athletics in the men’s javelin throw. Mirabai Chanu won silver in weightlifting, and the Indian men’s hockey team took bronze, ending a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal.
Aside from the Indians, other Olympic and world marks were broken at the Games, including the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, as well as the women’s team pursuit in cycling.
New World Records
The pandemic’s disruptions to training did not lessen the intensity of competition, and several world records were broken in a variety of sports. Five new world records were set in rowing, which labels its marks differently based on course conditions.
KarstenWarholm of Norway set a world record in the men’s 400m hurdles, American Sydney McLaughlin set a world mark in the women’s race, and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas set a world record in the women’s triple jump.
In cycling, several records were broken. Caeleb Dressel, an American swimmer who won five medals, also set two Olympic records. In weightlifting, two new world records were set, both by Georgians. China finished second in the medal count, breaking five Olympic records in cycling, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting.
During Team USA’s preliminary match against the Czech Republic, Kevin Durant eclipsed Anthony’s 336 points to cement his place in American history. History of the Olympic Games. NaohisaTakato was the first Japanese judoka to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke final, setting the first individual world record. Aleksandra Miroslaw added to an already historic week of sport climbing by breaking the world record for women’s speed climbing in the final round.
LashaTalakhadze finished Tokyo’s weightlifting competitions in style, setting a world mark in the snatch with a 223kg lift, another world record in the clean and jerk with a 265kg lift, and an overall world record of 488kg.
Every Olympics provides competitors with the opportunity to write their names in history, and Tokyo was no exception, with countless athletes setting a new world and personal marks.
These Olympians shattered some of Tokyo’s most illustrious records. Their new records could be broken again in 2024 before we know it.