It has been a historic Olympics for the Indian contingent with the best ever meal tally. With 1 Gold, 2 Bronze, and 4 Silver Medals, the whole country is proud of the athletes and praising their efforts of performing well in the world’s biggest sporting competition. The women’s hockey team scripted history after qualifying for the semi-finals for the fist time in the history of Olympics, where men’s team won a medal after 41 years. But, the most talked about player today is Neeraj Chopra who won the first ever Gold medal for Indian in Athletics. He threw a javelin for 87.58 m to create history.
The athlete Neeraj Chopra has been lauded by Indian as well as Pakistan audience for his breakthrough performance in the final round of Javelin throw. The Pakistani people have congratulated the player on social media and praised the efforts of the government and sports authority to give a good support and training facilities. It was primarily targeted towards Pakistan government who did not care to provide fine facilities to the Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem who was also in the finals and did not perform well.
Chopra, who joined Abhinav Bindra to win Individual Gold in Olympics has been awarded cash prize by governments, BCCI, and Chennai Super Kings franchise. Here are the prizes announced,
After winning gold, Chopra said: “Most important thing for me this year was to participate in international competitions…The 2-3 international competitions where I played helped me a lot. So I didn’t feel any pressure in Olympics and I was able to focus on my performance”.
He also dedicated the gold medal to Milkha Singh, who died due to covid this year had finished fourth in the 1960 Rome Olympics. He added, “Milkha Singh wanted to hear the national anthem in a stadium. He is no longer with us but his dream has been fulfilled.”
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