History has been made for India. Never before has India managed to win any medal in athletics.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won a historic athletics gold medal. Neeraj become India’s second ever individual Olympic gold medalist after shooter Abhinav Bindra.
India’s Neeraj Chopra threw 87.58m early in the competition to take the gold in the men’s javelin final of Tokyo 2020 (in 2021), with Czechs Jakub Vadlejch and Vítězslav Veselý going silver and bronze respectively with season-best throws.
The silver went to Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic (86.67m) and his countryman Vítězslav Veselý took the bronze (85.44m).