23-year-old Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra won India’s first athletics medal in Olympic history by throwing a javelin to 87.58 meters in the final of the javelin throw.
Neeraj Chopra has registered his name in history by achieving the most spectacular achievement for India in Tokyo Olympics 2020. His name has been recorded in the pages of the history of Indian athletics as the first Indian player to win an Olympic medal in track and field. Not only medals, but by winning the individual gold medal, Neeraj became only the second athlete for India to achieve this feat. This splendid achievement of Neeraj has now been honored by World Athletics, the global body of athletics. (Photo: AFP)
After the end of the Olympic Games, World Athletics released a list of 10 great moments that made track and fields events memorable at these Games. It also included Neeraj’s victory in the men’s javelin throw. Regarding Neeraj, WA wrote, “‘Only those who knew this game very closely knew about Neeraj Chopra before the Olympic Games, but after Javelin’s victory in Tokyo and India becoming the first gold medalist in athletics in Olympic history. After that Chopra’s name got on everyone’s tongue. (Photo: AFP)
23-year-old Neeraj won the gold medal in the final of Javelin Throw on Saturday 7 August by throwing 87.58 meters in the javelin. The two best throws in this event were named after Neeraj. He had thrown the javelin for 87.3 meters in the first attempt and no other contestant could come close to him. (Photo: WA)
Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi were placed first in this list, who won the combined gold in men’s high jump. Not only did both of them perform brilliantly, but they also showed a tremendous amount of sportsmanship. Both jumped 2.37 meters high in the final, after which a target of 2.39 meters was given to both of them for the tie-breaker. Both failed in this. In such a situation, when the sports officer asked both of them about the decision, Barshim only raised the question whether both could get gold. As soon as the official agreed to this, both the players hugged each other and the players and officials of Italy and Qatar also got celebratory in the field and tears of joy broke out in the field. (Photo: AFP)
Apart from these, Nicola McDermott of Australia, who won silver in women’s high jump, has also been given a place. Describing McDermott, it has been written that she always starts making notes on the field after her jump and gives herself numbers. In such a situation, when he won silver in the final with a jump of 2.02 meters, he wrote the full details of all the attempts and the numbers given by him on his Australian jersey. (Photo: WA)