Neeraj Chopra created history by winning a gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj became the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field. He won the gold medal with a throw of 87.58 metres. His golden achievement has been ranked among the 10 Magical Moments in Track and Field by World Athletics.
23-year-old Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m after being ruled out of the series against veteran bowler India. Neeraj became the first Indian to win a gold medal in track and field. After shooter Abhinav Bindra, he became the second Indian to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Olympics.
Ravindra Jadeja said, “Yes, I am one of the best fielders in the world, but…” World Athletics wrote on its website that sports fans had heard the name of Neeraj Chopra before the Olympic Games. But after winning a gold medal in javelin throw in Tokyo, he became the first Indian in Olympic history to win a gold medal in track and field. Due to which Chopra’s profile has increased a lot.
World Athletics notes that Neeraj Chopra had 143,000 followers before the Olympics, but now has 3.2 million followers (on Instagram). Due to which he has become the most followed track and field athlete in the world.
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