Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra brings home gold medal

Neeraj Chopra marked an exceptional throw of 87.58 in the second round of the finals and become the second-ever individual Olympic gold medalist.

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Neeraj Chopra has fulfilled India's hopes of an Olympic medal by winning gold in the javelin throw finals. He marked an exceptional throw of 87.58 in the second round of finals. With this throw, Neeraj broke his record of 86.65. He has become the second-ever individual Olympic gold medalist after shooter Abhinav Bindra. Neeraj won the seventh medal for the country. 

Neeraj Chopra had thrown 87.03m in the first throw that was enough to clinch the gold. But in the second attempt, he bettered it with the throw of 87.58m which remained the best throw in the Tokyo Olympics final. Though Neeraj's throw in the fourth attempt was foul, still he was on the lead on the scoreboard. After Neeraj Chopra, the Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch (86.67m) and Vesely Vitezslav (85.44m) were the best. 

Neeraj Chopra's gold in Olympic 2020 will go down in the history of India. The nation is congratulating the gold medalist through social media. PM Narendra Modi congratulated the young Neeraj Chopra on his tweet saying, "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."