Neeraj Chopra has won GOLD in men’s javelin throw at Olympic Games. With this, he has become the first Indian athlete to win gold ever. He had entered the finals with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt that put him on top of the qualification round on Wednesday. In the finals, he covered his highest throw of 87.58m (in the second of six attempts).

In his very first attempt today, Chopra topped the list with throw of 87.03m, followed by Weber Julian (85.30) of Germany, Vadlejch Jakub (83.98) of Czech Republic, Vetter Johannes (82.52m) of Germany and Katkavets Aliaksei (82.49) of Belarus.

With this, India have won their first Gold at Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj Chopra has become the first Indian to bag a gold medal in track and field in 100 years. He is now the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in individual events.

“Unprecedented win by Neeraj Chopra! Your javelin gold breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home first-ever track and field medal to India in your first Olympics. Your feat will inspire our youth. India is elated! Heartiest congratulations,” President Ram Nath Kovind said on Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a “History has been scripted at Tokyo!”

“History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold,” he wrote on Twitter.

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