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Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra creates history, gives India gold after 13 years in Olympics

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Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra of India stood first in the javelin throw final of Tokyo Olympics. After 13 years, Neeraj has given India its first gold medal.

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created history in the javelin throw final of the Tokyo Olympics. He has won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj captured the gold by covering the best distance of 87.58. In the qualification round also, Neeraj topped his group. This is India’s first gold medal after the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Neeraj created history

In the Javelin Throw final, Neeraj Chopra was at the forefront from the very beginning. He has covered a distance of 87.03 meters in his very first attempt. In the second time, he covered a distance of 87.58. With this, he has thrown the javelin far beyond his qualification record. This is India’s first ever medal in Javelin Throw. Not only this, it is also India’s first medal in athletics.   

Received gold after 13 years

This is India’s first gold medal in Olympic Games after 13 years. Before Neeraj Chopra, Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in shooting at the Beijing Olympics. This is India’s second overall gold medal at the Olympics. Earlier, India has won 8 gold medals in hockey.  

The whole country was expecting gold

The whole country was expecting a gold medal from Neeraj Chopra today and he lived up to everyone’s expectations. This is because he secured the first number in the qualification round covering a distance of 86.65. Neeraj was the biggest contender for India to win the first gold medal in Tokyo.   

India’s 7 medals so far 

 In Tokyo Olympics, India has now won a total of 6 medals including 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. Apart from Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu (weight lifting) and Ravi Dahiya (wrestling) have won silver medals from India. On the other hand, PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, Lovlina and the Indian hockey team won the bronze for India.  


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