India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created history. Neeraj Chopra has won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. He also became the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field. He is the second Indian athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Olympics. Former shooter Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In the final, Nizar Chopra made a great start with 87.03m in the first attempt. While German star Johannes Vetter threw the javelin 82.52 meters away. Chopra finished first at the end of the first attempt. Germany’s Julian Weber finished second with 85.30m. Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan finished fifth with 82.05m.
Neeraj gave his best in the second throw. He retained his first position with a throw of 87.58m. When the German star waiter was fouled in the second attempt. He fell to the ground and was moaning in pain. At the end of the second round, Neeraj was also on top. Weber finished second and Czech Republic’s Jakob Wadlach third with 83.98m.
In the third attempt, Neeraj could not even cross the 80 meter mark. He threw 76.79 meters in the third attempt. However, he retained the first position with his best throw of 87.58m. However, the Czech Republic’s Veseli Vizeslav finished second with a throw of 85.44m in the third attempt. Neeraj’s fourth and fifth attempts failed but he remained on top.