Tokyo, Aug 7: Indian star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created history. Neeraj has given India its first gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics by performing a historic performance. Neeraj won the gold medal in the javelin throw from 87.58 meters.
However, this is India’s first gold medal in athlete. In the individual event of the Olympics, India got its second gold after 13 years. Veteran shooter Abhinav Bindra achieved the feat of winning the gold medal for the first time in Beijing Olympics 2008.
In the event of 12 athletes, Neeraj threw javelin for a distance of 87.03 meters in his first attempt. He overcame stalwarts like Julian Weber and Johannes Vetter of Germany. Julian Weber threw the javelin 85.30 meters away in the first attempt, while Johannes Vetter’s throw was 82.52 meters.
Neeraj has another brilliant throw in the second attempt. He has thrown the javelin 87.58 meters away. Neeraj Chopra’s throw did not go far in the third attempt. He was able to throw the javelin only 76.79 meters away. Neeraj’s best throw is 87.58m. He is in first place. Neeraj’s throw is foul in the fourth attempt. His fifth attempt was also fouled. At the same time, Jakub Vedlech of Czech is second with a throw of 86.67 meters. At the same time, Viteslav Veseli of Czech came third with a throw of 85.44m. Neeraj had thrown 86.65m in the qualifying round and finished first in his group