Neeraj Chopra, the Indian Olympic gold medalist is being discussed and praised in the whole country for his epic and historic performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By adding a gold medal to his tally, he has also now become the World No. 2 in men’s Javelin Throw. Johannes Vetter of Germany is leading this ranking with a score of 1396. Neeraj becomes the first-ever Indian to win a gold medal in track and field in the Olympic games.
Neeraj had an attempt of 87.58m in the men’s Javelin Throw final round which gave him the gold. Neeraj has not only won the gold but also contributed to India’s best medals tally i.e seven at the Olympics. After this historic win, Neeraj is getting awards from many personalities one after the other. Haryana Government has also announced some days back that they will be giving him a cash reward of Rs. 6 cr and a plot anywhere he wants in Haryana. They also wished to give him a Government Job.
“Most keen followers of the sport had heard of Neeraj Chopra before the Olympic Games. But after winning the javelin in Tokyo, and in the process becoming India’s first athletics gold medallist in Olympic history, Chopra’s profile sky-rocketed,” the World Athletics website stated.
Neeraj’s score after the Tokyo Olympics gold is 1315 just some points behind the German athlete Johannes. Since his arrival in India, he is the centre of attention. Many media channels want to talk to him about his first Olympic gold medal experience.
Neeraj while speaking with NDTV after his arrival, “My focus was on my game and if you manage to do well, sponsors and money follows. I want to invest them in the right direction and help those who are in need. The biggest thing for me is to keep my focus on my game and I can’t let success go to my head.”