A billion Indians are busy congratulating via social media.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, TOKYO – The Indian javelin thrower made history after winning the gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It is also India’s first medal in the biggest multi-sport event in the world.
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal after winning the final round of the Tokyo Olympics held on Saturday (7/8) yesterday.
Chopra’s success received praise from all over. Even social media was flooded with congratulations to the 23-year-old athlete. One of them is Ola Cabs Founder and OLA Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal.
“What an inspiration! This is a new India, the best in the world. Congratulations Neeraj Chopra,” Bhavish Aggarwal said on his official Twitter page. Living mintSunday (8/8).
Chopra managed to throw up to 87.03 meters. Then the results increased in the second experiment which reached 87.58 meters. On the third and fourth attempts he didn’t count, then on the fifth and final attempt he threw 84.24 yards.
These results led Neeraj Chopra to win the gold medal.
He was superior to the other 12 participants. Chopra even managed to beat world number one German javelin thrower, Johannes Vetter.
It virtually became India’s first sports medal in Olympic history. Meanwhile, with the addition of Neeraj gold, India won seven medals at the multi-sport event in Tokyo.
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