Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra is prone to have a stadium named after him in Pune. Neeraj Chopra ended India’s lengthy and agonising await a primary Olympic athletics gold medal after successful the boys’s javelin occasion on the Tokyo Video games.
Neeraj Chopra of India celebrates together with his nationwide flag after successful gold (Picture Courtesy: Reuters)
- Pune’s Military Sports activities Institute stadium prone to be named after Neeraj Chopra
- Neeraj Chopra received India’s first Olympic athletics gold medal at Tokyo Video games
- Neeraj Chopra received javelin title with a personal-best throw of 87.58 meters
India’s lengthy and agonising await a primary Olympic athletics gold medal was ended by Neeraj Chopra on the Tokyo Video games. Chopra received the javelin title with a personal-best throw of 87.58 meters.
The 23-year-old has been showered by rewards for the reason that day he arrived in India, and now, as per the Defence PRO official launch, a stadium inside Pune’s Military Sports activities Institute is prone to be named after Olympic Neeraj Chopra.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will go to Pune’s Defence Institute of Superior Know-how (DIAT) and Military Sports activities Institute (ASI) on August 23 and is prone to identify a facility for Neeraj Chopra, officers mentioned on Friday.
Throughout his go to to Military Sports activities Institute, the Union Defence Minister is prone to identify the stadium within the campus as ‘Neeraj Chopra Military Sports activities Institute, Pune Cantonment’, an official launch from the Defence PRO mentioned.
Based on the discharge, Rajnath Singh will felicitate 16 Olympians from the Providers throughout his go to to ASI, aside from addressing troops and sportsmen coaching on the premier facility.
At DIAT, Singh will chair the institute”s normal physique assembly and work together with MTech and PhD college students aside from inaugurating a brand new constructing within the campus.
Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was given a rousing welcome as he arrived residence in India on Monday after successful the boys’s javelin occasion in Tokyo and securing the nation’s first-ever athletics gold.
Other than Chopra’s gold, India received two silver medals and 4 bronze medals on the Tokyo Olympics. The silver medals got here from weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya. The bronze medals have been received by shuttler PV Sindhu, the boys’s hockey group, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and wrestler Bajrang Punia.
Chopra is the second Indian to win a person gold medal on the Olympics after sport shooter Abhinav Bindra received gold on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
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