India fared really well in sports and it was not just cricket IANS looks at the top sporting moments of Indian athletes in 2021.

  1. Neeraj Chopra strikes gold: Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian to win an individual gold at the Olympics, outperforming the field by quite a distance to notch up the first track-and-field Games medal for the country.
  2. Historic hockey bronze: Indian men’s hockey team displayed great counter-attacking play, defeating Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal play-offs at the Olympics. The team won an Olympic medal after a gap of 41 years. India’s last of the eight Olympic golds came during the 1980 Moscow Games.
  3. Team India wins Gabba Test: Team India fought and won against all odds to beat a formidable Australian squad on their home ground at The Gabba.
  4. Pramod Bhagat: With badminton being intro- duced for the first time at the Tokyo Paralympics, ace shuttler Pramod Bhagat didn’t disappoint and became the first Indian in the sport to win gold at the Paralympic/Olympics. His feat was followed by that of Krishna Nagar.
  5. Sumit Antil: Following in the footsteps of Neeraj Chopra, Antil not just won gold in para-javelin but also dominated the sport with three of his throws shatter- ing the world records.
  6. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: She overcame all odds and managed to win silver at the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49kg category.
  7. PV Sindhu: Ace shuttler Sindhu creates history by becoming the first Indian woman to win back- to-back medals in two Olympics. The Rio Olympics silver medallist won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, beating China’s He Bing Jiao 21-13, 21-15 in the third- place playoff.
  8. Ravi Dahiya: The Indian became the second Indian wrestler, after Sushil Kumar, to win the Olympic silver. That was after he lost the gold-medal match to a Russian.
  9. Avani Lekhara: She became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals by claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 bronze to add to an unprecedented gold she had won earlier in the Games.
  10. Sukant Kadam: The ace shuttler, who missed the Paralympics by a whisker, made amends by winning gold at the Uganda Para Badminton Championship and also won his first gold at the 4th National Para Badminton Championship. 11.Punam Raut: The Indian cricketer who has cemented her No. 3 position in the Indian batting line-up, held the spirit of the game against Australia. The star batter decided to walk even after the umpire gave her not out, holding the spirit of the game.