Neeraj Chopra men’s javelin throw finals Tokyo Olympics Highlights: Neeraj Chopra became the primary Indian to win the trophy at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday evening. The Indian achieved the feat within the men’s javelin throw finals, after defeating the likes of world favorite Johannes Vetter. This was also India’s first medal in athletics within the history of Olympics.
Neeraj kicked-off the proceedings with a big 87.03m then aced it up within the second attempt by reaching the 87.58m mark. However, the third and fourth attempt by the Indian didn’t count. within the fifth and final attempt, Neeraj threw 84.24m.
Neeraj’s opening 87.03m was enough to secure him the alpha-beta brass at the Tokyo Olympics as none of the twelve participants touched the mark.
Meanwhile, Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch and Vítězslav Veselý bagged the silver and bronze. Vadlejch best throw of 86.67m, which earned him the silver came in his fifth attempt. While Veselý threw 85.44m to end third.