Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Sunday mentioned that he’s nonetheless processing the sensation of profitable gold for India on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. “Still processing this feeling. To all of India and beyond, thank you so much for your support and blessings that have helped me reach this stage. This moment will live with me forever,” tweeted Chopra. Neeraj Chopra on Saturday threw the javelin to a distance of 87.58m to select the gold on the Olympics. He started his quest for a medal with an enormous throw of 87.03 meters and was main the pack after the top of the primary try. He bettered it with the second throw of 87.58m.
Nonetheless processing this sense. To all of India and past, thanks a lot to your assist and blessings which have helped me attain this stage.
This second will dwell with me endlessly pic.twitter.com/BawhZTk9Kk
– Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 8, 2021
Whereas Neeraj wasn’t capable of enhance any additional, it was sufficient to get him the coveted medal. He’s now the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in particular person occasions.
Neeraj had then mentioned that he desires to dedicate his medal on the Tokyo Olympics to trace and subject legends Milkha Singh and PT Usha. Milkha Singh, who handed away earlier this 12 months, all the time had this dream of seeing an athlete win gold medal on the Olympics. Earlier, PT Usha got here near profitable a medal on the 1984 Olympics, however she missed out by a whisker.
“Milkha Singh had this dream of an Indian athlete winning a medal at athletics in the Olympics, he always wanted to win someone gold, it has now been fulfilled but he is not here with us. He would have felt proud if he was here and if I was able to go to him. I will dedicate this medal to him and PT Usha. PT Usha had missed out on a medal by a whisker, I think her dream has also been fulfilled,” Neeraj informed ANI.
India has now received seven medals within the multi-sporting occasion, its best-ever efficiency on the Olympics. Within the ongoing Tokyo 2020, Bajrang Punia (Bronze), Mirabai Chanu (silver), PV Sindhu (bronze), Lovlina Borgohain (bronze), males’s hockey group ( bronze), and Ravi Kumar Dahiya (silver) have additionally received medals.
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