India wins historic gold at Tokyo Olympics

Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal for javelin throw, making him the first gold medal winner in athletics

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Kathmandu, August 8. India has won a gold in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. Twenty-three year old Neeraj Chopra won gold for javelin throw by throwing it to 87.03 meters.

This medal is India’s first gold medal in athletics and second individual gold medal in Olympics after Abhinav Bindra.

Czech Republic throwers Jakub Vadlejch (86.67m) and Vitezslav Vesely (85.44m) took the silver and bronze respectively.

Chopra is a farmer’s son from Haryana and took up athletics to shed weight, now created history for his country.

After his win, he has been rewarded by cash prizes and other commodities. While Haryana chief minister has announced INR 6 crores,  a job and a plot of land; Punjab minister has announced a cash prize of INR 2 crores. CEO of Mahindra has also announced to gift a XUV 700; along with other companies offering him cash prizes.

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