Indian Athletes Return Home After Historic Show In Tokyo

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New Delhi: Winning the ever medal count for the country, the Indian athletes who had stayed back in Tokyo for the closing ceremony of the showpiece event, returned back home on Monday.

The medalists were greeted by a huge reception in New Delhi after they made their way out of the airport on Monday afternoon.

“Athletics team is back from #Tokyo2020. Let’s welcome them by sharing our #Cheer4India messages and encourage them for their future competitions,” tweeted SAI Media.

Javelin star and gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was one of the first athletes to come out and was immediately mobbed by hundreds of fans.

Thousands of fans waited outside the airport to welcome wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and the men’s hockey team, who arrived from Tokyo earlier in the day.

This year the Games were held with COVID-19 induced restrictions and all events were held behind closed doors. About 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries competed in Tokyo Olympics.

India recorded its best-ever haul at the Olympics with seven medals (one gold, two silver, and four bronze).

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