Olympics 2020 l Chopra creates history for India

  • What none reported and all channels overlooked is the fact that Chopra's win made India, first country completely in Asia, to win a medal in Javelin Throw in Olympics
The finale of Olympics 2020 in Tokyo was quite ironical for India on two counts. First being that India won a gold in a game not yet very popular in the country. Second being, though it is India's best outing at the Olympics ever, but only seven medals won by such a big country; the only consolation it is India's best showing at the Olympics.

Irony apart, history was scripted at Tokyo as Indians celebrated and rejoiced the performance of Neeraj Chopra winning maiden athletics Gold in Olympics for India.

As Chopra won Gold in the Men’s Javelin Throw final at the Tokyo Olympics, words of praise came in from all quarters, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, ministers and sportspersons being among the thousands who took to Twitter to congratulate the Haryana-born athlete for his herculean effort.

Chopra’s throw of 87.58 metres in his second attempt proved too much to scale for the other competitors as he helped India bag its first ever Gold Medal in Athletics in the history of the Olympics.

He is the second ever individual athlete to win a Gold for India at the Olympics after Abhinav Bindra in 2008.