The international multi-sport event Tokyo Olympics 2020 is in its full swing and witnessing some commendable performances from the countries all around. With the motto “United by Emotion”, the event premiered on July 23rd this year and had organized never to forget matches. Recently, it scheduled the Men’s Javelin Throw Final match where the athletes were competing for the gold medal. Played on August 7th, the match ended with Indian’s athlete Neeraj Chopra beating his opponent J. Vadlejch from the Czech Republic and secured the first gold medal for India this year.
Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian to clinch a gold medal in the Olympics and with this, the 23-years old has created history. Earlier, shooter Abhinav Bindra had bagged individual gold for India. The javelin star has undoubtedly impressed every Indian and had made everyone proud. Born on 24th December 1997, Neeraj Chopra is an Indian javelin thrower while his full name is Subedar Neeraj Chopra. After the historic win in Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj has become the first track and field athlete to secure a gold medal for India. He obtained the victory with an 87.58m throw and threw the javelin at 88.07m and broke his individual national record.
Previously, Neeraj had secured a gold medal at the Asian games held in 2018 where his winning throw was 88.06m. Besides, he was also the flag bearer at the Asian games 2018 opening ceremony which also marked his debut at these games. Speaking of this earlier career, Neeraj also became the World U20 Champion in 2016 where he managed to set a record of 86.48m. Besides, Neeraj is also the first-ever Indian athlete to secure a world title in Track and Field at U-20. While he also secured the first Olympics medal on 7th August 2021.
Speaking of Neeraj Chopra’s personal life, he belongs to Khadra Village in Panipat District located in Haryana. Chopra completed his education at DAV College in Chandigarh. Later, in 2016, Neeraj served as a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army where he got the rank of Naib Subedar. Being a good citizen, Neeraj also donated an amount of 2 Lakhs to the PM Cares Fund for the pandemic spread. Coached by Uwe Hohn, Neeraj has achieved many milestones in his career and has displayed brilliant performance in every sports and tournament he got appeared in. It’s indeed a great occasion as Neeraj made India proud by bagging the first-ever gold medal.