Athletics: Chopra spears India's first gold, relay relief for US men

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Athletics: Chopra spears India's first gold, relay relief for US men

Athletics: Chopra spears India's first gold, relay relief for US men

TOKYO : Sifan Hassan won the 10,000m for a brilliant distance double, Jakob Ingebrigtsen took the 1,500m in style and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra secured instant national icon status by winning India's first-ever athletics gold on a pulsating final night of Olympic action on Saturday.The United States'

It is difficult to comprehend how 35-year-old Felix can have won seven Olympic golds and 11 medals in all while India, with a population of 1.25 billion, had previously managed just two silvers 121 years ago and never mounted the podium since."It feels unbelievable... I feel very good. It's a proud moment for me and my country," said Chopra, who is no doubt set for a dizzying few months as sponsors and advertisers fight for a piece of him.

"It's easy to forget all of the hours on treadmills. Racing is the easy part and also the fun part, said the Norwegian, who has two brothers who are also elite runners."It's not only my gold medal, it's my whole family. If it wasn't for everybody around me, I wouldn't be able to be here and I definitely wouldn't be a runner."

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Athletics: Chopra wins historic javelin gold for IndiaTOKYO: Neeraj Chopra won the men\u0027s javelin on Saturday (Aug 7) with a best throw of 87.58m to claim a historic first Olympic athletics gold medal for India. The Czech Republic\u0027s Jakub Vadlejch won silver with 86.67m and Vitezslav Vesely claimed the bronze with 85.44m. Chopra, the 2018 Common

LinkedIn TOKYO : Sifan Hassan won the 10,000m for a brilliant distance double, Jakob Ingebrigtsen took the 1,500m in style and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra secured instant national icon status by winning India's first-ever athletics gold on a pulsating final night of Olympic action on Saturday.TOKYO: Neeraj Chopra won the men's javelin on Saturday (Aug 7) with a best throw of 87.Read full article 5 August 2021, 12:15 pm · 5-min read India beat Germany 5-4 to win a bronze India have beaten Germany 5-4 to to win an Olympic medal in men's hockey after 41 years.Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Women - Bronze medal match - Britain v India - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 6, 2021.

The United States' men finally bagged a track gold, via the 4x400m relay, while their star-studded women's quartet won their event for the seventh successive time, securing yet another medal for Allyson Felix. It is difficult to comprehend how 35-year-old Felix can have won seven Olympic golds and 11 medals in all while India, with a population of 1. The Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch won silver with 86.25 billion, had previously managed just two silvers 121 years ago and never mounted the podium since. The Indian men's hockey team relived that epic quote as they staged an incredible fightback - from being down 1-3 they went on to beat Germany 5-4 to claim an Olympic bronze. That all changed on Sunday when Chopra became only his country's second individual gold medallist after shooter Abhinav Bindra in 2008.44m. Chopra's first throw of 87. Players and team staff of Britain celebrate winning their match for bronze.

58 metres proved enough to hold off all challengers, as Czech duo Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely took the minor medals.03m on his first attempt, a distance no other competitor achieved during the final, winning India's first gold of the Tokyo Games as his overjoyed team mates and coaches watched from the stands. The team has won eight Olympic gold medals, making it the most successful team ever, but the last gold was won in 1980 in Moscow. "It feels unbelievable.. Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal after Abhinav Bindra won the 10m air rifle event at the 2008 Games.. India beat Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-finals, sparking fresh hope, but lost 2-5 to Belgium in the semi-final. I feel very good. "Our first individual Gold might have taken over a century to come, but the comparatively miniscule time taken for you to bring home the second is a solid indication that we, as a sporting nation, are on the rise. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed 06 Aug 2021 11:39AM.

It's a proud moment for me and my country," said Chopra, who is no doubt set for a dizzying few months as sponsors and advertisers fight for a piece of him. Norway's Ingebrigtsen ran a textbook last lap to take the 1,500m in an Olympic record, shouting"easy" as he crossed the line to become the first European winner of the classic race since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona 1992. Source: Reuters/dv. Sreejesh's outstanding saves were a highlight of Thursday's game The forwards have certainly been efficient and impressive, but it was Sreejesh who scripted India's medal-winning journey. Kenya's world champion Timothy Cheruiyot seemed set to take advantage of his late reinstatement having originally failed to qualify for the Games, but 20-year-old Ingebrigtsen came off his shoulder halfway round the final lap to win in 3:28.32. "It's easy to forget all of the hours on treadmills. A stunning goal from Hardik Singh in the last moments came after some nail-biting moments.

Racing is the easy part and also the fun part, said the Norwegian, who has two brothers who are also elite runners."It's not only my gold medal, it's my whole family. If it wasn't for everybody around me, I wouldn't be able to be here and I definitely wouldn't be a runner. The second quarter saw a flurry of goals being scored between the two teams." Cheruiyot took silver and Josh Kerr took almost three seconds off his personal best to snatch bronze, Britain's first medal in the event since 1988. Dutchwoman Hassan had looked, unsurprisingly, a touch weary when taking bronze in the 1,500m on Friday having won the 5,000 days earlier, but she somehow found new energy on a humid, strength-sapping night that left several rivals spreadeagled on the track.

She delivered a devastating last 150m burst to pull clear of Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne and world record holder Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, who had made all the running. But India bounced back soon enough with Simranjeet Singh earning a penalty corner in the 27th minute. All three medallists were Ethiopia-born. FOURTH SUCCESSIVE GOLD The U.S. Then India scored again in the 34th minute with another goal from Simranjeet Singh. women's relay team comprised Felix, Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad - first and second in the 400m hurdles and both inside the old world record - and Mu Athing, winner of the 800 metres.

They did not have it all their own way but eventually forged ahead to come home almost four seconds clear. It was a fourth successive gold in the event for Felix, whose tally of 11 medals puts her second only to Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi from the 1920s who has 12 in the all-time track and field rankings. Germany won their 13th penalty corner with less than 10 second on the timer but India's defence held on and Sreejesh was on target to bring home the bronze. Poland took second in a national record to follow up their win in the inaugural mixed relay, with Jamaica third. There was also huge relief for the U.S." Ajit Pal Singh, captain of the India's only World Cup-winning team, called this win "nothing short of miracle".

men, who left it to the last event of the programme to bag their first gold on the track - something they have achieved at every Games since 1896. The quartet of Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Rai Benjamin led from the first leg and came home well clear of a fast-finishing Netherlands and Botswana, who were among four teams to set national records. That took the U. But the 2008 Olympics, when India failed to even qualify, were a wake-up call.S. to seven golds and 26 in all, well clear at the top of the athletics medal table, with Italy punching way above their usual weight in second place with five golds.

Russia would usually be pushing the U. "There is a sense of self-belief among the youngsters.S. but they are restricted to only 10 athletes in Tokyo as a result of their doping ban. One of them, triple world champion Mariya Lasitskene, won the women's high jump with a clearance 2. They don't give up easily," Singh said, adding that this is a discernible change in Indian hockey in recent years.04 metres.

Earlier in the day Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir overcame the Sapporo heat to pull clear of compatriot and world record holder Brigid Kosgei in the closing stages to win the women's marathon in two hours 27 minutes 20 seconds. The men's marathon on Sunday completes the Tokyo athletics programme. Speaking of Thursday's win, he said, "The boys displayed tremendous resilience -,they played toe-to-toe with the rivals and lasted the full match on such a fast-paced turf. (Reporting by Mitch Phillips, Omar Mohammed, Amy Tennery, Sudipto Ganguly and Chris Gallagher; editing by Toby Davis) Source: Reuters .