India first competed in Olympics in 1900 with a lone athlete Regular Pritchard profitable two silver medals in athletics and have become the primary Asian nation to win an Olympic medal. Since then India has been actively taking part in all of the forthcoming Olympics. India has gained 28 medals to date and had succeeded in profitable 7 extra medals in Olympic 2021.
It’s a nice honour to say that India has lastly earned a gold medal after an extended interval of apply and persistence. Naib Subedar Neeraj Chopra, 23 years outdated, has lastly scripted historical past by profitable a gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2021 and in doing so, grew to become the primary monitor and discipline athlete to win a gold medal for India on the Olympics. He clinched the yellow steel within the Javelin throw on 7 August 2021, on his second try with a throw of 87.58 m. He had at all times proven a outstanding efficiency prior to now. Within the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, Chopra achieved a world under-20 document of 86.48 m. He participated within the 2018 Commonwealth Video games and 2018 Asian Video games, being the flag-bearer on the latter, and gained gold medals in each occasions. In honour of the good occasion, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Planning Fee chairman Lalit Bhanot stated “To encourage javelin throw pan-India, we’ll rejoice August 7 as Nationwide Javelin Day and from subsequent 12 months onwards our affiliated models will maintain javelin competitions of their respective states,” He additionally added that “After that, we may have inter-district competitions and we’ll present javelins (as a result of there might be lot many required). We are going to enlarge the competitions within the coming years to develop into a nationwide occasion.”
In response to this Neeraj Chopra quoted “I’m feeling good that the AFI is making my achievement to be remembered within the days to come back. I might be blissful if my achievement turns into a cause to encourage the kids of this nation to take athletics, particularly javelin. If the youngsters are getting javelin and different amenities, I hope they may come and take up the game and I might be blissful to cheer for them and they are often the longer term medal winners.”
Anju Bobby George the present senior vice chairman of AFI, lone world Champion Medallist described Chopra’s gold-winning feat as the very best achievement within the historical past of Indian athletics.