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Tokyo Olympics: What Do You Know About Neeraj Chopra, Gold Medallist

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Everyone is singing praises for Neeraj Chopra as he won the gold medal in javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Olympics in athletics.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold. #Tokyo2020.”

Here are some of the interesting things to know about Neeraj Chopra:

  • Neeraj Chopra is a soldier in the Indian Army. He is a Subedar with 4 Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army.
  • He is a native of Haryana and is the son of a farmer. He completed his graduation from the DAV College in Chandigarh. Neeraj took up the sport in 2011.
  • Neeraj Chopra came into the Olympics with the fourth best throw of the year.
  • Neeraj Chopra became the first athlete from India to win gold in javelin throw at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.
  • He became the first Indian competitor to win a junior world title in athletics at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland.

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Indian Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh Urges Not To Tag Him!

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Indian football team’s goalkeeper Amrinder Singh is vexed up? Want to know why? He took to his Twitter and urged the media persons and journalists to stop tagging him on micro blogging site instead of the former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
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His tweet reads, “Dear News Media, Journalists, I am Amrinder Singh, Goalkeeper of Indian Football Team and not the Former Chief Minister of the State Punjab. Please stop tagging me.”

Just a couple of minutes after the Amrinder Singh’s post, the former Punjab CM retweeted his tweet and wrote, “I empathise with you, my young friend. Good luck for your games ahead.”

Recently, Captain Amarinder Singh resigned. Many expected that he would join BJP but in an interview with news media channel, he said that, he will not remain in Congress and is not planning to join BJP. Speaking to a news agency, he said that, “I have been in politics for 52 years. I have my own beliefs, my own principles. The way I have been treated. At 10.30 am the Congress President says you resign. I didn’t ask any questions. I said I will do it just now. At 4 pm I went to the Governor and resigned. If you doubt me after 50 years and my credibility is at stake. If there is no trust, what is the point of me staying in the party?”

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Hockey Player Rupinder Pal Singh Retires!

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India’s hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh announced his decision to retire from the sport. He took to his Twitter and shared his retirement statement. He played 223 matches during his 13-year-long career for the Indian team and he has been the part of Indian hockey team’s historic bronze medal winning Tokyo Olympics campaign. He was regarded as one of the best drag-flickers of the country.
Rupinder Pal Singh
Rupinder wrote, “I would like to inform you about my decision to retire from Indian hockey team. The past couple of months have undoubtedly been the best days of my life. Standing on the podium in Tokyo along with my teammates with whom I have shared some of the most incredible experiences of my life was a feeling I will cherish forever.”

He further added, “I believe it is time for me to make way for young and talented players to experience every great joy I have felt in these last 13 years of representing India. I have had the honour of wearing the India jersey in 223 matches and each of these matches are special for I had the privilege of playing for this great sport-loving nation.”

He thanked coaches late Shri Jasbir Singh Bajwa, Shri OP Ahlawat and his friends from Chandigarh Hockey Academy who played a big role in his formative years as a player.

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Javelin Meri Saanson Mein: Neeraj Chopra’s New Ad Is A Sensation

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Neeraj Chopra made India proud by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the men’s javelin throw. Today, he surprised his fans in India by showcasing his acting skills in an advertisement for a famous credit card payment application. He became one of the most sought after marketable sporting icons in India.

In the advertisement, one could see Indian actor Jim Sarbh and later Neeraj Chopra created magic. At the end of the video one could hear to the song, “Javelin Meri Aakhon Mein, Javelin Meri Saanson Mein.”

In the advertisement, Neeraj plays the role of a reporter, a producer, and a bank officer and acted with much ease. Here is the advertisement, just give a look at it.

 https://twitter.com/Neeraj_chopra1/status/1439546660938346501?s=20

Neeraj Chopra is a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics. He is also the first track and field athlete from India to win at the IAAF World U20 Championships, wherein in 2016 he achieved a world under-20 record throw of 86.48 m, becoming the first Indian athlete to set a world record.

Neeraj Chopra participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, serving as the flag-bearer in the latter and winning gold medals in both. In his debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Chopra won the gold medal on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58 m in his second attempt. As of 2021, he is one of only two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal as well as the youngest-ever Indian Olympic gold medalist in an individual event and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut.

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