Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win Olympic Gold in Athletics

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The 23-year-old Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history by wining Gold medal in men’s javelin throw at Tokyo Olympic today. Chopra gave his best throw of 87.58 to bag the gold medal. With this, he has become the first Indian athlete to win gold ever and India’s second ever individual Olympic gold medallist after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who bagged gold in Beijing 2008. With this outstanding performance, Neeraj also took India’s medal haul to seven in the Tokyo Olympics – the country’s highest ever, beating the tally of six medals won at the London Games in 2012.

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