Neeraj Chopra scripts HISTORY at Tokyo Olympics 2020; wins FIRST GOLD for India- Check PM Modi's message for 'young Neeraj'
India first GOLD medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra scripted history by winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday, August 2021.
Neeraj Chopra scripted history by winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday, August 2021.
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"Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wins the first #Gold medal for India at #Tokyo2020; throw 87.58 meters in first attempt," tweeted news agency ANI.
Neeraj also became the first-ever athlete representing India in 100 years to win an Olympic medal in track and field (javelin throw) event at Tokyo 2020 today.
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2021
The 23-year-old farmer's son from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India's 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.Chopra won the country's seventh medal and first gold in this Olympics and joined shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing Games) as India's individual gold winners in the showpiece.
With this, the country surpassed the previous best haul of six medal achieved in the 2012 London Games.
History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold. #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/2NcGgJvfMS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2021
Czech Republic throwers Jakub Vadlejch (86.67m) and Vitezslav Vesely (85.44m) took the silver and bronze respectively.
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 7, 2021
Chopra came into the final as a medal contender after topping the qualification round on Wednesday with a stunning first round throw of 86.59m.
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