The 23-year old Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win a medal in Track and Field in the Olympics and that too a Gold. Neeraj Chopra won an Olympic Gold medal with an 87.58-metre throw in men’s javelin throw final | Photo: Tokyo 2020.
It has been unreal last 24 hours of Neeraj Chopra, India’s first-ever medal winner in Track and Field in the Olympics and that too a Gold with a throw of 87.58 metres in the men’s javelin throw final at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday.
Neeraj Chopra, who is a Subedar in the Indian Army has become an overnight sensation and with his win, he helped India achieve its best-ever medal tally – seven, became only the second individual gold medallist for his country after Abhinav Bindra and also broke the jinx of 120 years, which the likes of Milkha Singh, PT Usha, Anju Bobby George came very close to doing in their prime.
After his gold medal win, the Panipat-born lad has not just been showered with praises from people across various fields from politicians to leaders to sportspersons, actors, fans but also rewards and awards from businessmen, associations, governments and even the airlines.
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