Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics, out-performing the field by quite a distance to notch up the first track-and-field Games medal for the country. The 23-year-old farmer’s son from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said that he is still processing the feeling of winning gold for India at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Chopra received a grand welcome at the Olympics Games Village in Tokyo after winning the Gold medal in Javelin’s throw at Tokyo Olympics.
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