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Neeraj Chopra Creates History, Wins Gold In Javelin Throw, Twitter Showers Praises

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Today is a very big day for India at the Tokyo Olympics as Neeraj Chopra, the Indian track and field athlete who competes in Javelin Throw has scripted history by winning the Gold medal for the country.

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With this, Neeraj Chopra becomes the second Indian sportsperson to win an individual Gold after Abhinav Bindra who won Gold in shooting in 2008 Beijing Olympics. What makes Neeraj Chopra’s achievement more special is the fact that it is the first Olympic medal won by an Indian in track and field event.

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The 23 years old athlete who is a junior commissioned officer in Indian Army left the whole athletics world in a state of shock by producing the second throw of 87.58m in the finals. Neeraj Chopra is from Khandra village, Panipat, Haryana and he belongs to a family of farmers. This is certainly a great achievement not just for him but for the nation as well and with this Gold medal, India h as won seven medals which is also the best performance of India in the Olympics after 2012 London Olympics in which India won six medals.

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While Neeraj Chopra won the Gold, Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic won the Silver and Bronze went to Vitezslav Vesely of Czech Republic. Neeraj Chopra will be the flag bearer for India at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

The celebrations have started in the country and at Neeraj Chopra’s house as well and we are pretty sure that he will be getting a grand welcome on returning to the country which he certainly deserves as well.

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Here you can see Neeraj Chopra throwing Javelin and winning the Gold:

Click to watch this video directly on Twitter

From President of India Ram Nath Kovind to Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi to sports minister Anurag Thakur along with other ministers and celebrities from the movie industry and sports world took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express happiness over Neeraj Chopra’s win and congratulate him.

Check out some of the selected reactions:

President of India Ram Nath Kovind:

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu:

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur:

Kiren Rijiju:

Mamata Banerjee:

BCCI:

Hardik Pandya:

Suresh Raina:

Yuvraj Singh:

Harbhajan Singh:

Harsha Bhogle:

Prasidh Krishna:

Kris Srikkanth:

Sunny Deol:

Ajay Devgn:

We are proud of you Neeraj Chopra! Well done and congratulations!

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