India’s Neeraj Chopra has won the gold medal in the javelin throw when the athlete threw his best as compared to 12 players from across the world. He is the first athlete to win the gold medal for India in Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra created history on Saturday when became the first Indian to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics. He threw a distance of 87.58m to win the gold at the ongoing Games.
Neeraj commenced his campaign for the medal with an impressive throw of 87.03 metres and was leading the competition after the end of the first attempt. The Indian athlete threw 87.58m in the second throw. His efforts in the first two attempts were more than enough for the athlete to secure the coveted medal for India. Neeraj became the only second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in individual events. Following the gold victory, India has won seven medals so far in the Tokyo Olympics.
Apart from Neeraj’s gold medal, Mirabai Chanu (silver), PV Sindhu (bronze), Lovlina Borgohain (bronze), men’s hockey team ( bronze), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (silver) and Bajrang Punia (bronze) have also won medals in the multi-sporting event.
The 23-year-old athlete threw a monstrous throw of 86.65m on Wednesday in his first attempt to qualify for the final.