August 7th is thanks to Chopra. for “Spear Throwing Day”

By winning gold by throwing the javelin, Neeraj Chopra became an idol in India. So much so that August 7th is now spear throwing day

Neeraj Chopra’s historic performance of India on 7th The Indian Athletics Federation made it clear that 7th August as “Spear Throwing Day“And that in this country with 1.3 billion inhabitants, national competitions for this sport are organized every year.

«I am honored to be a source of inspiration for Indian athletics and especially the javelin throw.“Chopra told reporters on Tuesday. The farmer’s son from a village not far from the capital New Delhi became his country’s superstar at the age of 23 thanks to his 87.58-meter throw in the javelin finals in Tokyo.

«I am happy that the children have the opportunity to compete in the javelin throw and I hope that we will get even more medals in athletics.Hundreds of fans gathered at Delhi International Airport on Monday to greet him as a hero. “When I returned to India the mood was different and when I landed I understood that I had done something great for the nation to earn this honor.»

Chopra’s gold on the final day brought India’s medal count to seven, her best Olympic performance after the 2012 London Games, where she made six podiums. His performance also ended more than a century of waiting for a gold medal in athletics.