Neeraj Chopra: It feels great to win gold for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020

'Golden' athlete Neeraj arrives back home to thunderous, grand welcome

By Jasleen Kaur - August 09, 2021 8:08 pm

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Monday arrived back home to a rousing welcome after winning a gold medal at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The 23-year-old said he "feels great" to come home with the coveted medal. "It feels great to win gold for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020," said javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.

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Neeraj arrived back home to a thunderous and grand welcome. Upon arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, the 'golden' athlete was swamped by supporters and they played 'dhols' to give a thunderous response to the 23-year-old's historic feat back in Tokyo. Neeraj somehow made his way from the crowd and quickly entered his car to leave the airport.

This year, the Games were held with Covid-19 induced restrictions and all events were held behind closed doors. About 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries competed at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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India recorded its best-ever haul with seven medals (one gold, two silver, and four bronze).
Neeraj (gold), Bajrang (bronze), Mirabai Chanu (silver), PV Sindhu (bronze), Lovlina Borgohain (bronze), men's hockey team (bronze), and Ravi Kumar Dahiya (silver) won medals in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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