Tokyo Olympics 2020: Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra created history; won the gold medal for India
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India’s javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created a new history by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. This is the first gold medal for India in Track and field category. Niraj Chopra has achieved this victory by throwing 87.58 meters javelin. After shooter Abhinav Bindra, Neeraj Chopra has become the second Indian player to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Olympic Games.
At today’s event, Neeraj Chopra threw the best javelin in his first two attempts in the final of the javelin throw. He threw the first throw of 87.03 meters, which was at the forefront. In his second throw, he threw a throw of 87.58 meters. Apart from Neeraj, no other athlete could touch the distance of these two attempts.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning the Gold Medal in Javelin Throw at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Prime Minister also said that he played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;
“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”
About Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra hail from Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana is an Indian javelin thrower and Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army. He is the first Indian athlete to ever win a World title in Track and Field at U-20. 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. He scored a gold-medal winning throw (88.06m) at the 2018 Asian Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games.