Meeting the country’s expectations, 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra has made history by winning a gold medal in the javelin throw. This is India’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
This is India’s seventh medal. There is a wave of happiness in the country after the victory of Neeraj Chopra. On the other hand, Neeraj is being greeted from all sides. President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated Neeraj. He said, ‘Neeraj Chopra’s great victory! You made history by winning gold in the javelin throw. You will inspire our youth. India is excited! Congratulations! ”
At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “History has been made in Tokyo! What Neeraj Chopra has achieved today will always be remembered. Young Neeraj has performed exceptionally well. He played with great enthusiasm and showed unparalleled patience. Congratulations on winning the gold medal. ”
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has made history on the 16th day of the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj Chopra has won a gold medal in the javelin throw. Neeraj’s best throw was 87.58 meters. India has won its second gold medal in the individual event of the Olympics after 13 years. Veteran shooter Abhinav Bindra won his first gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. India’s Neeraj Chopra topped all the 12 finalists in their first attempt. His throw was 87.03 meters. Neeraj has also beaten the likes of Julian Weber and Johannes Waiter of Germany. Julian Weber threw the javelin 85.30 meters in the first attempt, while Johannes Waiter’s throw was 82.52 meters.
Neeraj Chopra made another brilliant throw in the second attempt. He threw the javelin 87.58 meters. In the third attempt, Neeraj Chopra’s throw did not go far. He was able to throw the javelin only 76.79 meters. Neeraj’s best throw is 87.58 meters. At the moment he is in the first place. Earlier, wrestler Bajrang Punia had won a bronze medal. With this, another medal has been added to India’s account. So far, India has won seven medals in the Olympics.