Athletics: Chopra wins historic javelin gold for India

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Athletics: Neeraj Chopra wins historic Olympic gold for India in men's javelin

Athletics: Neeraj Chopra wins historic Olympic gold for India in men's javelin

TOKYO: 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

The Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch won silver with 86.67m and Vitezslav Vesely claimed the bronze with 85.44m.Chopra, the 2018 Commonwealth champion, seized the lead with a throw of 87.03m 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.

With medals assured, Vadlejch and Vesely attempted to reach the top of the podium on their final throws but each fouled.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.

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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.LinkedIn NOTTINGHAM, England : India lost opener Rohit Sharma on the stroke of lunch but looked on course for a handy lead replying to England's first-innings total of 183 in the opening test on Thursday.

58m to claim a historic first Olympic athletics gold medal for India. The Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch won silver with 86. "Impossible is nothing" legendary boxer Muhammad Ali once said.67m and Vitezslav Vesely claimed the bronze with 85. Players of Britain pose for a group photo after winning their match for bronze.44m. India lost only two matches in Tokyo and the teams they lost to - Australia and Belgium - are playing each other in the final. Chopra, the 2018 Commonwealth champion, seized the lead with a throw of 87. The first match of the five-test series between the teams marks the beginning of a new World Test Championship cycle.

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. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Women - Bronze medal match - Britain v India - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 6, 2021. With medals assured, Vadlejch and Vesely attempted to reach the top of the podium on their final throws but each fouled. 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 rejoices as women reach Olympic hockey semi India finished second in its group with four wins, some more emphatic than others (3-2 against New Zealand, 3-0 against Spain, 3-1 against Argentina and 5-3 against Japan) and one humiliating 1-7 defeat at the hands of Australia. "Your performance has further elevated what has been evident throughout the Games - that our athletes are not only capable of going toe to toe with the best, but are firmly establishing ourselves as the favourites," Bindra wrote on Twitter. Neha Goyal of India in action against Madeleine Hinch of Britain and Shona McCallin of Britain. "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. Thursday's win, however, was an edge-of-the-seat affair.

" The evening was a disappointment for Germany's Johannes Vetter, a favourite for the podium as the only competitor in the final to have thrown more than 90m, who finished ninth. 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.