In India, there are a wide variety of hobbies and interests. Despite the country’s diversified demographic, just a few locations have been able to draw a sizeable portion of its citizens. In India, sports have a history of successfully bringing a sizable portion of the populace together around a single political ideology. One of the few occasions, when Indians come together as a country to support a single cause, is during sporting events and Sports Day.
India had a great year in terms of sports in 2022. This year, Indians appeared on every list, from outstanding achievements at the World Championships to some outstanding displays in the Commonwealth Games. Let’s look at India’s top 6 athletic accomplishments for the year 2022 right now. These are:
Harmanpreet Singh (Hockey)
Harmanpreet Singh, the top drag-flick expert in Indian hockey, took home a bronze medal from the Olympics in Tokyo this year. The defender displayed exceptional skill. He executed the defense flawlessly and successfully converted the penalty corners. Singh finished the event with six goals, which matched him for third place with Tom Wickham.
However, neither Harman nor the year had finished yet. The Men’s Asian Champions Trophy also saw Harman continue his strong performance from the Olympics. Although India unexpectedly lost in the semifinals, his performance was the shining point. With his eight goals, Singh moved up to second place in that competition.
PV Sindhu (Badminton)
PV Sindhu added a third Olympic medal to her collection as she won bronze at the Tokyo Games. In the semi-final match, she faced He Bingjao of China and defeated her in straight sets (21-13,21-15). She became the first Indian woman and only the fourth woman in women’s singles badminton to win medals at two consecutive Olympic competitions thanks to the triumph.
Additionally, in Bali, Indonesia, she took home a silver medal from the BWF World Tour Finals. To get to the finals and earn a silver medal herself, Sindhu overcame Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)
When Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, her life completed a circle. Despite her financial struggles, which caused her father to struggle to pay for her training, she reached the top and did so in her Olympic debut.
To guarantee herself a medal, Borgohain overcame Chen Nien-chin of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals. Additionally, she took home another bronze in the 69 kg division in the 2021 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Dubai.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Wrestling)
the second Indian male this year to almost win a gold medal. In fact, as Ravi and Zavur Uguev squared off in the 57 kg freestyle wrestling finals, the entire country watched with bated breath. Dahiya lost the match 4-7, thus it was not to be. He did, however, guarantee his country a silver medal at the Olympics. The Kazakh wrestler Nurislam Sanayev’s battle in the quarterfinals will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in history.
Dahiya once trailed 2-9 before winning a few points and eventually pinning the Kazakh wrestler, sending Indian supporters throughout the world into a frenzy. In addition, Ravi Kumar won the gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship this year, which was held in Kazakhstan.
Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
At this year’s Tokyo Olympics, Indian weightlifting gained a new icon to replace Karnam Malleswari. Her competent replacement turned out to be Saikhom Mirabai Chanu. Chanu opened India’s account in a major competition and became the first weightlifter from India to win a medal at the Olympics. She was also the sole weightlifter from India to qualify. She lifted 202 kg in total for the 49 kg category.
She not only earned a silver in the process, but she also successfully lifted 115 kg, breaking the previous record for the clean and jerk. She also won a bronze medal in the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent this year. By performing a clean and jerk with 119 kg, she also set a record at this location.
Neeraj Chopra (Javelin)
The man who became an instant heartthrob is the last person on our list. from a promising youngster to the greatest champion. The man is easily missed and is known throughout the country. Neeraj Chopra, India’s javelin champion, to be exact.
After Abhinav Bindra, Chopra became the second individual gold medalist from India to win Olympic gold in athletics. In reality, Neeraj’s last medal was what helped India to surpass their previous total of six medals by taking home seven. The winning throw came from Neeraj on his second try, measuring 87.58 meters. No other sportsperson was able to even approach that distance.
Playing sports keeps us physically and mentally healthy while also providing entertainment. Fair enough, engaging in sports of any kind teaches us how to live healthily. This is the rationale behind India’s national and state governments’ heavy attention to sports. Great performances by Indian athletes in numerous international competitions are the outcome of this. At several significant athletic events, including the Olympics, Indian sportsmen and sportspeople have helped the tricolor soar.