Tokyo Olympics 2021: Neeraj Chopra wins historic athletics gold as India file finest ever haul of seven medals

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won a historic athletics gold medal to become India's second ever individual Olympic gold medallist after shooter Abhinav Bindra.

Neeraj Chopra received the nation’s seventh medal and first gold on this Olympics and joined shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing Video games) as India’s particular person gold winners within the showpiece. With this, the nation surpassed the earlier finest haul of six medal achieved within the 2012 London Video games.

What a present from Neeraj Chopra. His first throw of 87.03m within the remaining was adequate to clinch the gold tonight, however he bettered it within the subsequent try and 87.58m, which remained the perfect throw of the night time.

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