Neeraj’s Gold helped improve India’s Olympic Medals tally. This is the best ever campaign for India since 1896. Neeraj Chopra already made headlines after he made the finals in his very first attempt. He entered the finals with a stunning throw of 86.65m in his opening attempt. As a result, he was on top of the qualification round on Wednesday. Finally, in the finals, Neeraj bagged the gold after he covered his highest throw of 87.58m.
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In his very first attempt today, he broke the shackles with a throw of 87.03m. Closest to him was Weber Julian (85.30) of Germany, Vadlejch Jakub (83.98) of the Czech Republic, Vetter Johannes (82.52m) of Germany and Katkavets Aliaksei (82.49) of Belarus. Just when people thought things couldn’t get any better Neeraj exceeded the expectations in the second attempt with 87.58m.
However, in the third round, he finished at 76.79 m. None of the competitors could go anywhere near Neeraj’s second attempt score. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch won silver with 86.67m and Vitezslav Vesely claimed bronze with 85.44m. The big relief came for India when gold-medal favourite and 2017 world champion Vetter Johannes was out of the game after the third round, with his final best 82.52m. With this Gold, it also becomes India’s best-ever Olympics performance in terms of Medals.
India’s Olympic Medals by editions:
The Tokyo Olympics has been the best ever Campaign for the Indians. They bagged seven medals including Neeraj Chopra’s Gold. Hence, we look at India’s medal tally in Olympics since 1896.
|Year||No. of Medals||Gold||Silver||Bronze|