India has climbed up to the 47th position in the Tokyo Olympics medal tally after 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra created history by clinching the gold medal in Men’s Javelin Throw final on August 7. Having secured a top finish heading into the finals, Chopra brought his ‘A’ game in the final showdown as he crunched his first two attempts past the 87m mark. With that being said, Chopra’s triumph for his country was celebrated with crazy scenes in his village, Khandra.
A huge screen had been set up in the village of Khandra in Haryana’s Panipat district to watch the Asian and Commonwealth gold winner in action at the Olympic games. Scenes of jubilation were witnessed as Neeraj Chopra’s 87.58m throw secured him the Olympic glory. In a video that went viral, the home crowd could be scene celebrating and dancing.
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To those who are not aware, this is India’s second individual Olympic gold medal. The first to achieve the feat was shooter Abhinav Bindra. Apart from which India have won 8 gold medals in men’s hockey. This was India’s first medal ever in track and field category.
Earlier, Milkha Singh had finished fourth in the 400m Men’s finals at the Rome Olympic Games, which was deemed as the best performance by an Indian athlete in track and field. But with Neeraj Chopra creating history on India's last day, the country has managed to secure its best ever medal haul of 7 in the Olympic games. And what better way to do it, than a gold!