IntroductionThirteen LPU Students- Our Vertos to represent India at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Thirteen students from Lovely Professional University were selected as a part of the Indian contingent to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, held from 23rd July to 8th August 2021. The players represented the nation in Wrestling, Hockey Athletics and Paralympics. This is the highest number of students ever to get selected to any Indian Olympic contingent, from an Indian Private University.
Let’s appreciate all the athletes who participated in the Olympics for India and especially the 12 LPU students who brought glory to us by 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals! The students namely-
- Neeraj Chopra (Javelin throw) won GOLD MEDAL
- Nishad Kumar (Para-athlete high jump) won SILVER MEDAL
- Manpreet Singh (C), Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Varun Kumar (Hockey) won BRONZE MEDAL
- Bajrang Punia (Wrestling) won BRONZE MEDAL and
- Amoj Jacob was Part of Indian team that broke the Asian and National Records clocked a time of 3:00.25 (4×400 m relay)