He took his 6th throw to register a distance of 84.24m. The gold medalist’s throw was his second throw of 87.58m. ‘After the second throw I thought I’d hit my personal best but I didn’t know what was going to happen next. No one has ever surpassed the 87m mark and Neeraj has surpassed his incredible mark. Incredibly, India ended its campaign for the Tokyo Olympics by saving the best for the future. Athletics is not a category in which Indian athletes are counted among the great contenders.
Javelin star Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian to win individual gold on Saturday at the Olympics and put in a fine performance on the field to claim the country’s first medal in the athletics games. Chopra stepped into the spotlight with a stunning gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland. He broke the world junior record by throwing 8.648m, the furthest distance ever thrown to win the bronze medal in Rio a month later, and he progressed with gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games. He will open his 2021 international season with a throw of 8,318 metres, which will earn him the javelin gold medal at the event in Lisbon, Portugal.
Neeraj Chopra scripts history with stunning javelin throw India’s first gold
Javelin star Neeraj Chopra threw 86.58m in the final, stunning the athletics world and ending the country’s 100-year wait for a medal at the Olympics. Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s javelin throw at 87.58 at Tokyo 2020 on Saturday. He is the second Indian to win individual gold after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who topped the podium in 2008.
Neeraj Chopra made history on Saturday when he won the men’s javelin title at the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics in the history of the Games. On August 7, Neeraj Chopra won an historic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when he won the men’s javelin finals. He is also the first Indian since independence to win an Olympic medal.
On August 4th, Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to reach the final of the Olympics with a spectacular 86.65m threw on his first attempt, taking him to the top of the qualifying round. Neeraj Chopra joined the elite Indian athletes with a season best of 82.47m to win a gold medal on her debut at the Commonwealth Games, but also became the first Indian to victory in the Javelin Throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Chopra prevailed in qualifying with a throw of 81.1 m ahead of World Cup runner-up Johannes Vetter.
Chopra rose to fame when he broke the national record at the South Asian Games 2016 with a throw of 82.23m and won gold at the age of 19. His performance on Saturday was one of the best at the 2017 Games in India, where he finished above Gold medal favorite and world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany in 2017. Chopra’s performance in the qualifying round is considered the best performance at the Olympics, finishing ahead of Vetter who had struggled in his first two throws before breaking the 85.64m automatic qualifying mark on his final throw.
Vetter said Chopras had found it hard to beat 2017 Gold Medal favorite and World Champion Johannes Vetter of Germany at the Olympics, who struggled with his first two throws before crossing the 85.64m automatic qualifying mark in the final throw.
Chopra’s Gold on Saturday was India’s first medal in more than 120 years at an athletics event and his second gold at an individual event at the Tokyo Olympics after shooter Abhinav Bindra. India’s medal count at the Olympics now stands at seven, its highest ever at a single Olympics. This is the first time India has won gold in athletics and for us, Neeraj Chopra feels very good.
It will go down in history as the most current and historic medal in India’s Olympic history. On August 11th, 2008, Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in 10m Air rifle at the 2008 Summer Olympics men. The gold was a historic first for the medal-hungry nation in athletics and the second individual gold for Bindra in 2008, securing India’s richest-ever tally of seven.
Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic won silver with 86.67 meters, while his compatriot Vitezslav took bronze with 85.44 meters. In the Czech Republic, Jakub Vineljch (Czech Republic) took silver (86.67 m) and compatriot ViteZslav (Russia) took bronze (85.44 m). Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the bronze medal, while Chopra took gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, qualifying for the final in third place behind Chopra and Cousins.
He might not have been able to improve that, but it was enough to win the coveted medal. With the exception of two silver medals won in the 200 metres and 200 metres – hurdles by Norman Pritchard at the 1900 Paris Games, there were no medals in Olympic athletics in India. Chopra set a new benchmark in Tokyo by putting two athletes from the Czech Republic on the podium.
In the final he threw his personal best of 87.58m in the second of six attempts. At the U20 World Championships in 2016 he set an U20 world record of 86.64 m. He was the first Indian athlete to win a world athletics title in the under-20. You brought home an athletics medal for India at your first Olympics.