Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra Makes History, Wins 1st Gold in Athletics and 2nd Individual Overall
Neeraj Chopra has won GOLD in men’s javelin throw at Olympic Games. With this, he has become the first Indian athlete to win gold ever. In the finals, he threw his best 87.58m (in the second of six attempts).
In his very first attempt today, Chopra topped the list with throw of 87.03m, followed by Weber Julian (85.30) of Germany, Vadlejch Jakub (83.98) of Czech Republic, Vetter Johannes (82.52m) of Germany and Katkavets Aliaksei (82.49) of Belarus. In the second round, Chopra bettered his first score with 87.58m — highest in the finals. However, in the third round, he finished at 76.79 m. His score in second attempts could not be achieved by competitors. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch won silver with 86.67m and Vitezslav Vesely claimed bronze with 85.44m.