Neeraj Chopra | file photo

India’s star javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, won the first gold for the country at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7.

Neeraj became the first-ever athlete representing India in 100 years to win an Olympic medal in track and field. The 23-year-old becomes the first athlete from India to win an Olympics gold.

Neeraj won the competition with 87.58 meters on his second attempt.

He is the second-ever individual gold medalist for India after shooter Abhinav Bindra who won a gold in 2008 Olympics.

Earlier, Neeraj made a stunning throw of 86.59m to make the final from his group in his very first attempt.

Neeraj Chopra will be taking the flag for India at the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony.

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