Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became the second India to win an individual Olympic gold medal by winning the men’s javelin throw final at Tokyo 2020, reported India Today.
As per the report, Chopra threw the javelin 87.58 meters in first attempt and bettered it with 87.58m but couldn’t go any further. Chopra managed four legitimate throws of 87.03m, 87.58m, 76.79m and 84.24 while his fourth and fifth throws were disqualified. But his second throw was enough to secure the gold for India.
The 23-year-old Olympic champion ended India’s wait of over a hundred years for an athletics medal with his gold in the javelin final. Chopra’s gold medal is only the second for India in the individual category after Abhinav Bindra, who bagged the top prize in the 19m Air Rifle shooting event in China, as per India Today.