Neeraj Chopra, Other Medallists Honoured After Grand Welcome: Highlights
Olympic Athletes Felicitation Ceremony Updates: India's Olympic stars were felicitated by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among others.
Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Bajrang Punia, the men's and women's hockey teams among others were in attendance as the felicitation ceremony for India's Olympic medallists was completed in New Delhi. India's Olympic stars were felicitated in New Delhi by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among others. Athletes from the Indian contingent returned home from the Tokyo Olympics on Monday and were accorded a grand welcome. Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, who won the men's javelin throw final at the Games, silver-medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Bajrang Punia, who won a bronze medal in wrestling, were some of India's Olympic medal winners in attendance. The men's and women's hockey teams also tasted glory with the men's team ending their 41-year wait for an Olympic medal by winning bronze and the women's team finishing fourth. Both hockey teams were felicitated.
Here Are The Highlights From The Felicitation Ceremony
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- 19:45 (IST)We have waited 121 years for Olympic medal in athletics, says Anurag ThakurWe have waited for 121 years for an Olympic medal in athletics and Neeraj Chopra ended that wait. Neeraj, you haven't just won a medal but also the hearts of Indians. You have inspired generations to come in the future, says Anurag Thakur
- 19:28 (IST)When Neeraj Chopra and Lovlina Borgohain arrived this morningOlympic medallists Neeraj Chopra and Lovlina Borgohain arrived in the country on Monday.
#Tokyo2020 Bronze medalist @LovlinaBorgohai is back home!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 9, 2021
We are thrilled to welcome her back and wish her success for future competitions. Cheer for her with your #Cheer4India messages@PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @WeAreTeamIndia @BFI_official @YASMinistry pic.twitter.com/8zbp98YJRf
's Golden boy @Neeraj_chopra1 is back from #Tokyo2020— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 9, 2021
The whole nation is cheering for you and we are all super proud and excited. Welcome back champ#Cheer4India #Olympics@PMOIndia @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @WeAreTeamIndia @afiindia @Adille1 @ddsportschannel pic.twitter.com/V0fZmHJvDr
- 19:23 (IST)Neeraj Chopra, men's hockey team, women's hockey team to be felicitatedIndia's first Olympic gold medallist in athletics, Neeraj Chopra, who won the men's javelin throw final at the Games, is among the athletes who will be felicitated.The women's hockey team has also arrived at the Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi, the venue for the ceremony.