Neeraj Chopra grew to become the primary Indian to win Olympic gold in athletics.© Instagram
Neeraj Chopra put in a surprising efficiency to win India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics. It was India’s first gold medal on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and likewise the nation’s second particular person gold medal in its Olympic historical past after Abhinav Bindra’s heroics in Beijing 2008. With his historic effort, he additionally took India’s medal haul to seven on the ongoing Games — the nation’s highest-ever, beating the earlier greatest tally of six medals gained on the London Games in 2012.
It was ace sprinter, additionally popularly often called ‘Flying Sikh’, Milkha Singh’s want to see India win an Olympic gold. He got here near profitable a medal on the 1960 Olympics however the disappointment left him desirous to see India clinch an Olympic gold earlier than he took his final breath, he had expressed.
“Dad from above is crying with joy. His dream has come true. Crying as I write this message. Proud moment for India. Salute him for his determination and hard work. God bless,” stated Jeev Milkha Singh, golfer and son of Milkha Singh.
Milkha Singh had set a nationwide report within the 400m race on the Rome Olympics and it stood for nearly 40 years.
He gained 4 Asian Games gold medals and was the one Indian athlete to win a person athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games till Krishna Poonia gained the discus throw on the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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