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

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

Olympics-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' men f

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

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

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

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

Olympics-Athletics-On-fire Italy storm to astonishing sprint relay goldTOKYO : Filippo Tortu ran a breathtaking final leg on Friday, as Italy added to an unprecedentedly rich Olympic harvest in athletics in Tokyo by pipping Britain by one-hundredth of a second for a shock 4x100 metre relay gold.Friday's race was one of the most open in years, missing the U.S. team that have

Olympics-Athletics-Eleven medals for Felix as stellar US team take 4x400m relayTOKYO :The United States powered to their seventh successive victory in the women’s 4x400m relay on Saturday as Allyson Felix won gold in the event for the fourth time to extend her Olympic medal haul to a remarkable 11.Poland continued their impressive relay run in Tokyo, having won the inaugural 4x400 mix

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.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.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.

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.25 billion, had previously managed just two silvers 121 years ago and never mounted the podium since. 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 put him in front and his second of 87. Chopra's first throw of 87.

58 stretched the lead and was too much for 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.58 metres proved enough to hold off all challengers, as Czech duo Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely took the minor medals. "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... 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. "It's easy to forget all of the hours on treadmills. "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. If it wasn't for everybody around me, I wouldn't be able to be here and I definitely wouldn't be a runner." 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. 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. 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. All three medallists were Ethiopia-born. "I was thinking about yesterday the whole race, and I've never gone deep like I did today," Hassan said. "The stress, the crazy nightmares, every night I wake up - and I don't have that anymore.S. I'm going to sleep. 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.

" FOURTH SUCCESSIVE GOLD The U.S. 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. 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.S.S.

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. That took the U. 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. 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.

That took the U. Russia would usually be pushing the U.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. One of them, triple world champion Mariya Lasitskene, won the women's high jump with a clearance 2.S.04 metres.

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. The men's marathon on Sunday completes the Tokyo athletics programme.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.

(Reporting by Mitch Phillips, Omar Mohammed, Amy Tennery, Sudipto Ganguly and Chris Gallagher; editing by Toby Davis) Source: Reuters .