In honor of Neeraj Chopra’s first historical Olympic gold on August 7 the Athletics Federation of China (AFI) chose to designate Javelin Throw Day. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on August 7 the jelly thrower packed the gold medal in a men’s javelin jacket.
AFI’s offer to name Javelin Throw Day on August 7 is an attempt to draw more young people to the sport. The Chairman of the Lalit Bhanot AFI Planning Committee said the competition would be held around India annually on that day in an effort to promote the sport.
Neeraj, 23, is India’s second single gold medalist after Abhinav Bindra. At the Olympic stadium in Tokyo, the Javelin thrower wrote history by throwing a javelin 87.58m away, ending India’s dry medal at the Olympics in athletics. This is India’s first-ever athletic gold medal in Olympic history.
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Neeraj Chopra VSM (born 24 December 1997) is an Indian track and field athlete who won the Gold medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the men’s javelin throw A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for India, and the second overall after Norman Pritchard.
In the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, Chopra achieved a world under-20 record of 86.48 m. Debuting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, at which he was the opening flag-bearer, he won gold medals in both Games. In his Olympics debut, Chopra won the gold medal on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt.
He is one of only two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal (alongside Abhinav Bindra), as well as the youngest-ever Indian gold medalist in an individual event and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut…..
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