Neeraj Chopra Wins India’s First Gold – Tokyo Olympic

Date: August 7, 2021 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Breaking News

Neeraj Chopra Makes History, Wins 1st Gold in Athletics and 2nd Individual Overall

Neeraj Chopra Live Score, Men’s Javelin Throw Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra is in line to win India’s first gold medal in athletics and second overall. He had qualified for the final of the event in his first attempt and will hope to create history today.

India has won seven medals, including one gold, two silvers and three bronze at the Tokyo Olympics!

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday evening. The Indian achieved the feat in the men’s javelin throw finals, after defeating the likes of world number one Johannes Vetter.

What a show from Neeraj Chopra. His first throw of 87.03m in the final was good enough to clinch the gold tonight, but he bettered it in the next attempt to 87.58m, which remained the best throw of the night.

Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold

Who is Neeraj Chopra?

Subedar Neeraj Chopra VSM (born 24 December 1997) is an Indian javelin thrower. He is the first track and field athlete to win an Olympic Gold medal for India. Chopra hurled the javelin at 88.07m to break his own national record. He is the reigning Olympic champion with 87.58m winning throw on 7th August , 2021. His previous best was the 88.06m gold-medal winning throw at the 2018 Asian Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Chopra was also selected as the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for India at the 2018 Asian Games, which marked his first Asian Games appearance. In his earlier career, he was the 2016 World U20 champion and set the world under-20 record of 86.48 m. He is the first Indian athlete to ever win a World title in Track and Field at U-20.



His throw of 87.86m at his first competition after an elbow injury guaranteed a ticket to Tokyo. He then qualified in the qualification round with a throw of 86.65m and marched to the finals. He brought home the first Gold Medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics at Tokyo. Neeraj threw his first javelin round on a distance of 87.03 meter and again threw the best of finals that’s was 87.6 meters. He is the 2nd person after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in any individual games for India.

 

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