Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra’s family celebrates his gold win: Neeraj Chopra could raise the Indian Flag at the absolute top by bagging an individual gold medal. The 23-year-old planted a throw of 87.58 m at the Javelin final and stunned several of his competitors. None of the others even came close to that level.
After his first attempt at 87.03 m, Neeraj Chopra had already allured his fans. Meanwhile, the second throw turned out to be even better with an added 55 m, which helped him to be the best at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The young man thrilled his countrymen with a stellar achievement at Tokyo Olympics 2020, and grabbed wishes from everyone.
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PM Narendra Modi also took to social media and congratulated Chopra. That said, he is the only second individual after Abhinav Bindra to have earned an indicia gold medal at Olympics.
History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold. #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/2NcGgJvfMS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2021
Following Neeraj Chopra’s constant prowess in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, his gold medal win was not very surprising to many people. However, India hadn’t won a field medal on track for 100 years in the Olympics. Hence, the victory infused a lot of emotional sentiments that worked well for Chopra.
Neeraj Chopra Shines Bright in Tokyo Olympics 2020
The big win was heard around the world, especially in India and Neeraj Chopra’s hometown Khandra Village. While social media flooded with reactions and appraisals, we could grab a glimpse of how Chopra’s family and hometown people celebrated the win.
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Besides, the inaugural gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020 was the 7th medal for India, which is the highest ever in the country. In 2012 in London, India nailed 6 medals. However, Tokyo Olympics 2020 has brought a better fortune, with several Indian heroes coming up in the spotlight.