New Delhi: In the Tokyo Olympics, Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history by targeting gold. In the Javelin Throw final, Neeraj won the gold with a best distance of 87.58. In the qualification round also, Neeraj topped his group.
Chopra had topped the qualification three days earlier and performed even better in the finals, finishing first with a best effort of 87.58 metres, making him the second Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics, the country’s track and field champion. Also the first medal in the field event.
It’s unbelievable: Neeraj Chopra
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, after creating history by winning a gold medal at the Olympics, said, ‘It looks incredible’. Neeraj Chopra claimed that he was not sure of the top position of the podium even though he was full of confidence during his performances.
Twenty-three-year-old Chopra said after winning the historic gold medal, “Can’t believe it. This is the first time India has won a gold medal in athletics, so I am very happy. We have only one Olympic gold in other sports. He said, ‘This is our first Olympic medal in athletics. It is a proud moment for me and the country.
I am very happy: Neeraj
When asked whether he was surprised to win the gold medal, which also included the great German athlete Johannes Vetter. He said, ‘I had a very good throw in the qualification round so I knew that I can do better in the final’.
He said, ‘But I don’t know if it will be gold but I am very happy’. No one would have expected Chopra to dominate a stage like the Olympics and win a gold medal.