India bags its first gold and Neeraj Chopra makes history bagging a Gold medal in the Javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj, with a throw of 87.58m won the men's javelin throw event and became the second ever athlete from India to win an individual Olympic gold.
India hits the first gold at the Tokyo Olympics with Neeraj Chopra's 87.58m javelin throw. Neeraj became the second-ever athlete from India to win an individual Olympic gold.
“It feels unbelievable," said star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra after his history-making gold in the Olympics on Saturday, claiming to have been unsure of a top podium finish despite a remarkably confident performance. Chopra had topped the qualification three days ago and did better than that in the finals as he produced a best throw of 87.58m to become only the second Indian to win individual gold in Olympics, also the first track-and-field medal for the country.
“It feels unbelievable. It is the first time India has won a gold in athletics, so I feel very good. We have just one gold here in other sports," the 23-year-old said after winning the historic gold.
“This is our first Olympic medal for a very long time, and in athletics it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for me and my country."