Tokyo, Aug 7: India’s Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020 today. The Indian Javelin thrower started with an excellent throw of 87.03 m. He went even better in his second attempt with a throw of 87.58 meter.
Neeraj Chopra’s third attempt of 76.79 was not as good as his first two attempts, but he continued to top the leader board.
India’s bright medal contender Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final of the Men’s Javelin Throw with a sensational throw of 86.65m at the Olympic Games on Wednesday.
Competing in his first Olympics, Chopra took just a few seconds to make it to the final round as he sent the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m during the group A qualifications.
He topped the standings in Group A.
The 23-year-old Indian left the javelin arena after his first throw, having secured his place in the final easily.
He brought an end to over 100-year-old medal drought for India at Athletics. Notably, India is yet to win a medal in athletics after Norman Pritchard won silver in 200m on July 22, 1900.