Neeraj Chopra creates history for India. Wins first Gold for India after 2008 in any Olympics.
With this, he has become the first Indian athlete to win Gold for India in any Olympics.
In the finals, he covered his highest of 87.58m in his second attempt to create history.
In 2008 Abhinav Bindra won the first gold for India in any individual event.
On Saturday Wrestler Bajrang Punia also wins the bronze medal for India.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind congratulate Neeraj Chopra on Twitter
President Kovind Tweet, “Unprecedented win by Neeraj Chopra!Your javelin gold breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home first ever track and field medal to India in your first Olympics. Your feat will inspire our youth. India is elated! Heartiest congratulations!”
PM Narendra Modi Tweet, “History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold.”