Neeraj Chopra has created history for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The 23-year-old athlete from Raipur has won the first gold medal for India at the Olympics final in men’s javelin. He is also the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics at the Olympics. Chopra is now a part of the elite list of Indian players who have won a gold medal at the Olympics. He is only the second Indian athlete to have won the top medal after Abhinav Bindra. Here is how you can watch the historic moment of Neeraj Chopra winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: How to watch the men’s javelin throw final
The Tokyo Olympics are being streamed on Sony LIV’s mobile app and Sony LIV/ Sony TEN channels. Subscribers can watch the replay video on the app. Those without a subscription but who have a Jio 4G SIM can watch the Neeraj Chopra gold medal replay on the JioTV app.
You can also watch Neeraj Chopra’s gold-winning throw in the men’s javelin final at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on the official website. Alternatively, you can also watch the winning moment by clicking on the video below.
Chopra threw an 84.24m in his final round. He led the finals since Round 1, where he threw 87.03m. In rounds 2 and round 3, Chopra scored 87.58m and 76.69m. The fourth and fifth throw was foul.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Chopra on his historic win. “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,” the Prime Minister said.
President Ram Nath Kovind also wished Chopra for winning India’s first gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. “Unprecedented win by Neeraj Chopra! Your javelin gold breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home the first-ever track and field medal to India in your first Olympics. Your feat will inspire our youth. India is elated! Heartiest congratulations!”, the President tweeted.
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said, “Neeraj Chopra will be given Rs 6 crore & a class I category job as per our policy. We will be building a Centre of Excellence for athletes in Panchkula, where he will be the head if he wants. He will be given a plot with 50% concession, like other players”.
Wishes from many other notable celebrities have also started pouring in following Chopra’s victory.
And Gold it is for @Neeraj_chopra1 .Take a bow, young man ! You have fulfilled a nation’s dream. Thank you!
Also, welcome to the club – a much needed addition! Extremely proud. I am so delighted for you.
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 7, 2021
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 7, 2021
The Golden victory of Subedar Neeraj Chopra at the Olympic brings laurels for the Indian Army. He performed like a true soldier at the Olympics. It is indeed a historic and proud moment for the entire country including the Indian Armed Forces! Many congratulations to him! pic.twitter.com/nMfwXT9Tfy
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 7, 2021
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