Day 15, Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Neeraj Wins Gold, India Sign Off With 7 Medals
Live updates from the penultimate day of competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Aditi Ashok's finishes fourth with a 15 under.
Bajrang Punia's wins bronze medal in his debut Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra's wins gold medal in javelin throw final.
Here is a Look at Neeraj Chopra's Gold-Winning Throw
Haryana announces Rs 6 cr for Neeraj; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Hails Golden Boy
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs 6 crore and a government job for Neeraj Chopra for winning India's first Olympic gold medal in athletics, reported IANS.
"The country was waiting for this moment for a long time and the whole country is proud of him," he said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh too congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning India's first Olympic gold medal in athletics.
"Gold medal in javelin throw event at the Olympics is unprecedented. Proud of him for creating history," said Rajnath Singh. "It is indeed a historic and proud moment for the entire country, including the Indian armed forces! Many congratulations to him," the Defence Minister stated.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also congratulated Neeraj for his historic feat in Tokyo.
"Gold! Neeraj Chopra... you have created history and made the whole country proud," the chief minister tweeted. "Your 87.58 m winning throw today will be part of the legends of the Track and Field arena. India owes you! Jai Hind," he added.
Historical Performance by India at the Olympics
Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been the most successful Olympic Games for India. With seven medals, India bettered their 2012 London Olympics tally of six medals by a single medal.
India has won one gold (Neeraj Chopra), two silver (Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya), and four bronze medals (PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, Men's Hockey Team and Bajran Punia) at the Tokyo Olympics. Currently in 47th place.
With that, India's Olympic Games have come to an end. We had a wonderful time providing you with all the latest updates from the Games for the last two weeks. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Milkha Singh's Dream Has Finally Come True
Indian track legend Milkha Singh's dream has finally been realised. His dying wish was to see India win a gold medal in track and field at the Olympics. But, unfortunately, the Flying Sikh is no longer with us to witness this historic moment. However, he, too, must be celebrating somewhere up there like the rest of us are down here.
Medal Ceremony Begins
The Bronze Medal is presented to Vitazslev Vasely. Jakub Vadledch gets the silver. Both are from Czech Republic.
And now Neeraj Chopra is on the podium. Puts the gold medal around his neck. Time for India's national anthem. WHAT A MOMENT! THANK YOU NEERAJ CHOPRA! GOOSEBUMPS! INDIA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYING AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES AFTER 13 YEARS.
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