India finally takes first gold at the 2020 Olympics

A billion Indians are busy congratulating on social media.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, TOKYO – The male javelin thrower from India made history by winning the gold medal in javelin throwing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is also India’s first medal in the world’s largest multi-sport event.

Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal after winning the last round of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday (August 7th) yesterday.

The success of Chopra is praised from all sides. Even social media was flooded with congratulations to the 23-year-old athlete. One of them is the founder of Ola Cabs and CEO of OLA Electric Bhavish Aggarwal.

“What an inspiration! This is a new India, the best in the world. Congratulations Neeraj Chopra,” said Bhavish Aggarwal on his official Twitter page. Lively mint, Sunday (8/8).

Chopra managed a throw of up to 87.03 meters. Then the results rose in the second experiment, which reached 87.58 meters. He didn’t count on the third and fourth attempts, then he threw up to 84.24 meters on the fifth and final attempt.

These results led Neeraj Chopra to win the gold medal.

It was superior to the other 12 participants. Chopra was even able to beat the world number one javelin thrower from Germany, Johannes Vetter.

This practically became India’s first athletics medal in Olympic history. Meanwhile, India won seven medals at the multi-sport event in Tokyo with Neeraj’s gold.