India gets Olympic champion as Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD in Javelin Throw Final

India gets Olympic champion as Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD in Javelin Throw Final
India gets Olympic champion as Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD in Javelin Throw Final

India gets Olympic champion as Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD in Javelin Throw Final- Neeraj Chopra has won a GOLD medal for India by throwing his best as compared to 12 players from across the world. He won the first GOLD medal for India at Tokyo Olympics. He impressed in the majority of the rounds.

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history on Saturday as he became the first from the country to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics. He threw a distance of 87.58m to pick the gold at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Neeraj began his quest for medal with a massive throw of 87.03 meters and was leading the pack after the end of first attempt. He bettered it with the second throw of 87.58m. While he wasn’t able to improve any further, it was enough to get him the coveted medal. He is now the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in individual events. As a result of this win, India has now won seven medals in the multi-sporting event.

In the ongoing Tokyo 2020, Bajrang Punia (Bronze), Mirabai Chanu (silver), PV Sindhu (bronze), Lovlina Borgohain (bronze), men’s hockey team ( bronze), and Ravi Kumar Dahiya (silver) have also won medals.

Neeraj had announced his arrival in style in the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday when he threw a monstrous throw of 86.65m and automatically qualified for the final after just his first attempt.

The Indian javelin thrower had a personal best of 88.07 metres which was also his season-best before starting his Olympics campaign.

Tokyo Olympics Javelin Throw Final: Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD, India’s first at Tokyo Games

@17:41: Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD

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@17:29: Neeraj Chopra misses again, heartbreak for India.

@17:23: Neeraj needs to go for two best throws of his career if India wants to win a medal

@17:19: Neeraj misses out on 4th attempt, way too high and not long. 

@17:11: India has the upper hand. Can Neeraj nail the next three 80-85 par?

@17:08: Neeraj Chopra leads the chart at halfway stage.

@17:07: Nadeem Arshad throws at 84.62

@17:05: Vetter misses once again

@17:01: Andrian Mardare of Moldova overtakes Neeraj in his third attempt

Neeraj Chopra live

@16:59: Neeraj finishes 76.79 in his third attempt.

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@16:55: Arshad Nadeem out after round 2

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@16:47: Neeraj Chopra is impressing at his career-best sparkling form. He has thrown 87.58 in his second attempt. It is even better than his first attempt.

@16:45: Neeraj Chopra leading the tally after the first attempts from all 12 players

@16:41: Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan records 82.4

@16:38: Vetter up next. He throws it to 82.52 in his first attempt.

@16:32: Neeraj Chopra throws 87.03 in his first attempt.

@16:30: Game ON!

@16:10: Neeraj Chopra will take the spot after Moldovan Andrian Mardare

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@15:50: Neeraj is aiming for a top place finish, can he overcome his German rival?

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Tokyo Olympics Javelin Throw Final: Neeraj Chopra wins GOLD, India’s first at Tokyo Games

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(with ANI inputs)