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India’s Neeraj Chopra hurled the javelin to 87.58 metres to give our country a historic gold medal – our first-ever in athletics at the Games.

Chopra became the second Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics, after the shooter Abhinav Bindra. He currently has gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games, and now the Olympic javelin throw.

Here is how our PM congratulated him with his tweet:

His gold means India, with seven medals in Tokyo, surpassed its best total of six medals won at the London Olympics in 2012.

Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch bagged silver medal with a throw of 86.67m. His compatriot Vitezslav Vesley took bronze medal with a throw of 85.44m.

The best thing which he showed on the field was a winner’s attitude.

Here is the video clip which shows how just after leaving the javlin from his hand , he did not look back. He knew he has hit the bulls eye.

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