Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold by hitting Sona with a javelin at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. After which it started raining prizes on them.
New Delhi: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created history by winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He is the second player and the first athlete to win an individual gold for the country. With this success of Neeraj, India will finish the Tokyo Olympics with 1 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze.
Crores of rain started falling on Neeraj
Neeraj Chopra made the country proud by winning the gold medal in the Olympics. For this, the number of prizes awarded to them will be less. Meanwhile, the Haryana government showered awards on him. CM Manohar Lal Khattar himself announced the prizes.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Neeraj Chopra winning the gold medal in javelin throw said, 'The way we saw the live match today, it is a very happy moment. This is a big achievement, an achievement for the country, an achievement for Haryana. They will be given Rs 6 crore and a class-1 job.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced a special cash reward of Rs 2 crore for Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings has announced a reward of Rs 1 crore.
CM Manohar Lal Khattar also said that 'In Tokyo, the boy of Haryana buried his stick and put a stick with a spear. We got gold as expected. We will also have an offer in the job to build a Center of Excellence for Athletics in Panchkula and make him (Neeraj Chopra) head there.
Javelin threw at a distance of 87.58 meters
Neeraj secured the first position in his second attempt with a distance of 87.58 meters. Czech Republic's Yakub Valdez finished second with 86.67m while his country's Vitslav Veseli got the bronze with 85.44m.
Before Neeraj, Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal in the Beijing Olympics 13 years ago. Abhinav, however, won this gold in shooting. What Neeraj has done here in Tokyo is historic as India has never won a medal in athletics events at the Olympics before.
While we totally revel in the glory of #NeerajChopra’s spectacular feat, let us not miss that the day equally belongs to @BajrangPunia. What an astonishing sportsman. Respect! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/J2V2m9I52c— Sonal Kalra 🇮🇳 (@sonalkalra) August 7, 2021
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. #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/2NcGgJvfMS— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2021