Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal on August 7. He has become India’s first Olympic medalist from the Athletics in the finals of the men’s Javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Neeraj Chopra lead the score board in the Round 1 at 87.03m. In the Round 2, he scored 87.58m, while in the round 3 he scored 76.69m. Neeraj Chopra’s fourth and fifth throw was also foul. On August 4, Neeraj became the first Indian Javelin thrower to ever enter the finals of the Olympics Games with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt which put him on top of the qualifying round.
The 23-year-old ‘Spear Man’ from Haryana’s Khandra, a village close to Panipat, had topped the qualifying round with an 86.65m throw, 1.01m ahead of the second place and world leader Johannes Vetter. Neeraj’s 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.
Earlier, he was the 2016 World U20 champion and he set the world under-20 record of 86.48m. Neeraj is also the first Indian Athlete to ever win a World title in Track and Field at U20.