Current Affairs - Athletics

India at 2020 Summer Paralympics, Tokyo (as on 30 Aug. 2021)

Medal Name Sport Event Gold Avani Lekhara Shooting Women's R2 10 Metre Air Rifle Standing SH1 Gold Sumit Antil Athletics Men's Javelin Throw F64 Silver Bhavina Patel Table Tennis Women's Individual Class 4 Silver Nishad Kumar Athletics Men's High Jump T47 Silver Yogesh Kathuniya Athletics Men's Discus Throw F56 Silver Devendra Jhajharia Athletics Men's Javelin Throw F46 Bronze Sundar ...

Neeraj Chopra: Fist Indian to win an Athletics Medal in Olympics

Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal with a throw of 87.58m in the men’s javelin throw final at the Tokyo Olympics.J. Vadlejch (86.67 m) and V. Veselý (85.44 m) from ...

100m Sprint Event: Tokyo 2020

Men’s: Marcell JacobsItaly's Marcell Jacobs won the men's 100m gold at Tokyo Olympics. He is the first Italian to take the most coveted title in athletics and doing it with ...

First Gold Medallist Skateboarding at Tokyo Olympics

Yuto Horigome of Japan claimed the first Olympic gold medal in skateboarding after the introduction of this game for the first time in Tokyo ...

Momiji Nishiya: Japan’s Youngest Gold Medallist in Olympics

Momiji Nishiya, the 13-year-old skateboarding player, became the youngest gold medallist from Japan as she won the women’s street skateboarding event of the 2020 Olympics.The youngest Olympian in the modern ...

Ban Ki-moon re-elected as IOC Ethics Commission Chair

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was reelected for an additional four-year term as Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission at the 138th IOC Session.The South Korean ...

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics

Brisbane was picked on 21 July 2021 to host the 2032 Olympics.The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted the event ...

Tokyo Olympics 2020: The Indian Contingent

The Indian contingent in Tokyo will be 228-strong and would be participating across 18 events.ArcheryDeepika Kumari: India’s biggest medal hope lies in Deepika Kumari. The 27-yearld from Ranchi is in ...

Indian Flag-bearers for Tokyo 2020

OlympicsOpening Ceremony: Mary Kom and Manpreet SinghIndian Olympic Association have announced that 6-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom and men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be India's ...

Dutee Chand qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Games in both 100m and 200m races via the World Rankings quota.Dutee’s overall position of World No. 44 in 100m ...

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