First ever track and field GOLD in Olympics

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07 Aug 2021: Neeraj Chopra created history by wining Gold medal in men’s Javelin throw at Tokyo Olympic at the Olympic Stadium, here on Saturday.

Neeraj Chopra gave his best throw of 87.58 (in the second attempt) to bag the gold medal. He becomes the first Indian athlete to win Olympic gold medal in track and field ever. He is also India’s second ever individual Olympic gold medalist after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who bagged gold in Beijing 2008.

Neeraj,  who was second in the start list after the Moldovan Andrian Mardare, started with a world class throw of 87.03 metres. At the end of first series he was leading Germany’s Julian Weber by 1.73 metres.

With this outstanding performance, Neeraj Chopra took India’s medals tally to seven in the Tokyo Olympics – the country’s highest ever, beating the tally of six medals won at the London Games in 2012.

Men’s Javelin Throw – Final

Rank
NOC
Name
Result
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
Remarks
1 IND Neeraj Chopra 87.58 87.03 87.58 76.79 x x 84.24  
2 CZE Jakub Vadlejch 86.67 83.98 x x 82.86 86.67 x SB
3 CZE Vítezslav Veselý 85.44 79.73 80.30 85.44 x 84.98 x SB
4 GER Julian Weber 85.30 85.30 77.9 78.00 83.1 85.15 75.72 SB
5 PAK Arshad Nadeem 84.62 82.40 x 84.62 82.91 81.98 x  
6 BLR Aliaksei Katkavets 83.71 82.49 81.03 83.71 79.24 x x  
7 MDV Andrian Mardare 83.30 81.16 81.73 82.84 81.90 83.30 81.09  
8 FIN Lassi Etelätalo 83.28 78.43 76.59 83.28 79.2 79.99 83.05  
9 GER Johannes Vetter 82.52 82.52 x x Did not advance  
10 BLR Pavel Mialeshka 82.28 82.28 79.34 78.13 Did not advance  
11 ROM Alexandru Novac 79.29 77.03 79.29 x Did not advance  
12 SWE Kim Amb 79.69 77.22 78.31 79.69 Did not advance  

11 Comments

  1. Really great moment for all Indians.
    Indeed a matter to boast upon. Congratulations Neeraj for writing your name in the history.

  2. What a day for Indian Athletics. Independent India’s Olympics Journey in athletics Starts with Gold. Dream of Milkha Singh, Sri Ram, Randhawa, PT Usha and many other comes true.

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