Neeraj Chopra wins Olympic Gold medal for India in the Javelin throw with 87.58m
At the Tokyo Olympics 2021, 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra from India makes history by winning Gold Medal in the men’s javelin throw event. Today in the first attempt, Neeraj threw a great 87.03m, which was good enough to win Gold, however in his next attempt; he threw a massive 87.58 meters, which no one beat.
With the best javelin throw tonight, Neeraj made history for India by becoming India’s first individual to win an Olympic Gold medal in Men’s Javelin throw event. Earlier it was Abhinav Bindra who brought a Gold Olympic medal in the 10-meter air rifle event at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Abhinav Bindra took to Twitter and congratulated Neeraj on his immaculate win, saying, “And Gold it is for Neeraj Chopra. Take a bow, young man! You have fulfilled the nation’s dream. Thank you! Also, welcome to the club – a much-needed addition! Extremely proud. I am so delightful for you.”
Social media is full of praises and congratulations from all the dignitaries for the young Indian athlete.
One of them is our honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, who tweeted; Unprecedented win by Neeraj Chopra! Your Javelin throw breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home the first-ever track and field medal to India in your first Olympics. Your feat will inspire our youth. India is elated! Heartiest congratulations.
Neeraj is from the Chandra village in the Panipat district of Haryana. Previously he won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games 2018. After recovering from an elbow injury, he worked hard on his fitness routine and qualified for the Tokyo Olympic 2020 with an 87.86m throw.
Neeraj joins the players who made India proud in the Tokyo Olympics, such as weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (silver medalist), boxer Lovlina Borgohain (bronze medalist), shuttler PV Sindhu (bronze medalist), wrestlers Bajrang Punia (bronze medalist), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (bronze medalist) and the Men’s hockey team winning medals.