Neeraj Chopra Wins 1st Gold For India – NEERAJ CHOPRA CREATES HISTORY: RANKS 1st AND WINS GOLD IN MEN’S JAVELIN THROW
Indian Athlete Neeraj Chopra created history at the Tokyo Olympics, 2020 as he successfully bagged the first Gold Medal for the country at the summer games. With this, Neeraj Chopra became the second athlete to score an Individual Gold Medal for India and the first Track and Field Athlete to win a Gold for Independent India.
The records broken by Neeraj Chopra for India are as follows:
- First Indian Track and Field Athlete to earn a Gold Medal for Independent India
- Only the second person to grab an Individual Gold Medal for India.
- First Athlete to score a medal for India in Javelin throw.
- The only Indian Athlete to score a Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics.
Here are the Rankings of Neeraj Chopra in the Finals:
- GOLD – NEERAJ CHOPRA: INDIA 87m
- SILVER – VADLEJCH: CZECH REPUBLIC 86.67 m
- BRONZE – VESELY: CZECH REPUBLIC 85.44 m
- Weber: Germany 85.30 m
- Nadeem: Pakistan 84.62 m
- Katkavets: Belarus 83.71 m
- Margaret: Moldova 83.30 m
- Etelatalo: Finland 83.28 m
Neeraj Chopra also ranked 1st in the Qualifiers of Men’s Javelin Throw event. He posted a record 86.26 m throw to finish 1st in the qualifiers. Neeraj Chopra was the probable winner at the Olympics by world no. 1 Vetter.
Neeraj Chopra current ranking in World Men’s Javelin Throw: 4
Neeraj Chopra bought a smile on the face of 1.4 Billion Indians as everyone was overwhelmed by the success of the young man. All the dignitaries from Politics, Civil Service, Bollywood, and every other field congratulated him on his extraordinary success.
Neeraj Chopra received tremendous cash prizes and rewards for his success. Here is a list of rewards announced for Neeraj Chopra.
- Haryana Government- The Haryana government announced a Cash Prize of Rs. 6 crores and a Class I post for Chopra in the Haryana Government. He will also receive land at 50% concession in the state.
- Punjab Government- Cash Prize of Rs. 2 Crore
- BYJU’s- Cash Prize of Rs. 2 Crore
- Manipur Government- Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore
- BCCI- Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore
- Chennai Super Kings- Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Crore
- Indian Olympic Committee- Cash Prize of Rs. 75 Lakh
- Indian Government- Cash Prize of Rs. 75 Lakh
- Elan Realty Group- Cash Prize of Rs. 25 Lakh
Total cash rewards announced for Neeraj Chopra: INR 14.75 Crore
The future of the Young Man Neeraj Chopra seems very bright as he is just 23-years old. The Javelin Throw Athlete has a long way to go in his career and we can expect many laurels from him in the near future. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavors.
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