Cricketing Fraternity Hails Neeraj Chopra As He Wins First Ever Athletics Gold Medal For India In Olympics At Tokyo 2020
Cricketing Fraternity Hails Neeraj Chopra As He Wins First Ever Athletics Gold Medal For India In Olympics At Tokyo 2020

Neeraj Chopra, competing in the men’s Javelin Throw competition in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, has brought the first gold medal for India. As a result, Neeraj Chopra became the first gold medalist of Independence India in Athletics and was also India’s seventh in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Hence, the Indian cricketing fraternity lauded him for his accomplishment.

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Neeraj Chopra seemed to have killed the competition when he covered a distance of 87.03 metres in his first attempt, followed by 87.58 in his second. It proved to be a golden throw, while the 23-year old produced a distance of 80 in his third try. However, Chopra fouled in his fourth and fifth opportunities. He faced a close competition from Czech Republic’s Viteszalav Veslay, who threw 86.67 meters.

Cricketing Fraternity Hails Neeraj Chopra As He Wins First Ever Athletics Gold Medal For India In Olympics At Tokyo 2020
Neeraj Chopra. (Credits: Twitter)

However, world champion Johannes Vetter fell by wayside. Earlier, Indian golfer Aditi Ashok raised hopes for India on Saturday of earning a gold medal; however, she had to walk away empty-handed even after losing the bronze medal encounter to Lydia Ko. But Bajrang Paunia got the sixth medal for India by winning the wrestling match for the Bronze Medal bout.

Even before that, Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in weightlifting, PV Sindhu snared bronze in Badminton, followed by the men’s hockey team doing the same. The cricketers have been quite regularly following the global event and have been cheering the athletes and encouraging them.

Below is some of the cricketers’ tweets congratulating Neeraj Chopra: