Germany’s Johannes Wetter is in first place. The German has 1396 points. Poland’s Markin Krukowski, Czech Republic’s Yakub Wadlich and Germany’s Julian Weber are third, fourth and fifth respectively. Yakub Waddlich, who was fourth, won silver behind Neeraj. Veteran, meanwhile, failed to advance to the final round of the Olympics final.
Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal came from an authentic performance in Tokyo. Neeraj won the gold with a distance of 87.58 meters. Neeraj Chopra won India’s first medal in athletics at the Olympics. Neeraj Chopra also became the second Indian to win gold in the individual event at the Olympics after Abhinav Bindra.
The gold medal won by Neeraj Chopra helped India to their all-time best performance in the Olympics. India won seven medals in Tokyo, including Neeraj’s gold. India’s previous highest medal tally at the Olympics was six from the 2012 London Olympics. Apart from this, India was able to make progress in the medal table as well. India, which was ranked 66th till the last day, rose to 48th with Neeraj Chopra winning the gold and finished in the top 50. India’s 67th-place finish at the London Olympics was India’s best ever finish.
Neeraj, who made history by winning a medal, is getting a torrent of prizes. The Haryana government had promised a Class-1 government job and land to the actor, who received around Rs 13 crore in prize money. Also, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had said that a Center of Excellence for Athletics would be set up in Panchkula and Neeraj would take over as its head. In addition, Mahindra Motors Chairman Anand Mahindra has announced that the company will be offering the first version of its new SUV model, the XUV700. Neeraj Chopra hails from Khandra village in Panipat, Haryana and is a commissioned officer in the Army.