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Tokyo Olympics 2020 | 'History has been scripted at Tokyo', says PM Modi as Neeraj Chopra wins gold

Congratulatory messages for Chopra have flooded social media, with both the President and Prime Minister expressing their joy over this magnificent victory.

August 07, 2021 / 07:02 PM IST
Neeraj Chopra wins gold medal at Tokyo 2020 for Javelin throw.

Neeraj Chopra wins gold medal at Tokyo 2020 for Javelin throw.

23-year-old Neeraj Chopra scripted history on August 7, as the ace athlete won a historic gold medal in men's javelin throw at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. This is India's first Olympic gold in athletics, as well as India's first gold at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

Chopra, who started off the final, stayed at the top spot right from the first throw of the event as World Number 1 Johannes Vetter crashed out in the first round.

Chopra's second throw of 87.58m was enough to get him the Gold medal.

With Neeraj's win, India finishes with 7 medals, making Tokyo Olympics their best campaign ever at the Summer Games. This is India's 9th Gold in the history of the Games.