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Olympics 2021: Neeraj Chopra take historic Gold with a masterclass in javelin throw Final as India climbs to no. 47 on the medal tally

LIVE scores, updates from Neeraj Chopra javelin throw final at Olympics 2021 athletics
Updated: 07 August 2021 19:02 IST - Published: August, 07 2021 03:14 PM IST
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What a fitting finale for India's campaign to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! After all the emotional highs and some heartbreaking finishes, we finally had an Indian athlete on the top of the podium to close out the Day 13 of play! 

We, at Sportskeeda, have felt nothing but immense joy and it has been an absolute pleasure bringing you all the live coverage. We hope you enjoyed all the action, as much as we did, covering it for you! 

That's all from our side now, but let us all ensure that this Olympic Games is the start of a new era, one where we follow our athletes year round through their journey and offer our support! Let's give it up to the Indian contingent one last time! Goodbye and stay safe! 
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It's been a proud campaign for India, and with Neeraj Chopra's medal, the journey for our Indian Athletes comes to an end in the Tokyo Olympics 2020! We've seen some heartbreaks in the shooting events, with top ranked Indians bowing out early. We've seen a heartbreak for Sindhu, who was so close in making that final of the Olympics. 

In wrestling too, we've seen Bajrang fall short in his semi's. The semi finals have not been kind to us, and we've lost out on some medals, but it has been an incredible performance from our champions. Ravi Kumar Dahiya, and Mirabai Chanu, falling just short of a gold, but a silver is nothing short of a milestone too! All credits to Lovlina too, who gave in her best and made it to the semi finals, but again, it was not meant to be there. 

But in one sport, India have surpassed expectations, and have rebirthed the craze for Hockey. The men's team, after an embarrassing thumping to Australia came back, fought hard, and earned the bronze! But the biggest surprise package, were the Women's Hockey team! Out of nowhere, they came in, made qualifications, competed neck to neck with the best sides in the world, and almost won a bronze! 

A salute to all our athletes, for all the efforts they put in, the hard work they put in, the criticism they go through, but to all of them, if they are reading, we are all proud of you! India is blessed to have you lot representing the nation, and we cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for you! So do not give up, because we will not stop supporting you. We will be here like always, cheering for you, rooting for you, and supporting you through thick and thin!
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Medal tally:
Top 10
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India climbs to no. 47 with 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.
India at no. 47.
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Celebration underway in Khandra, Panipat.
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Celebrations are in full flow in Chopra's home town of Khandra, Panipat and we have live visuals for you!
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And just in case you missed the live action today, here's a comprehensive recap!

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Indian Winners at Tokyo Olympics 2020! These are our athletes who have won this year! 

Neeraj Chopra - Javelin Throw - GOLD MEDAL

Ravi Kumar Dahiya - Wrestling (57 kg) - SILVER MEDAL

Mirabai Chanu - Weight Lifting (49 kg) - SILVER MEDAL 

PV Sindhu - Women's Singles Badminton - BRONZE MEDAL 

Lovlina Borgohain - Women's Welterweight Boxing - BRONZE MEDAL  

Indian Hockey Team - Hockey (men's) - BRONZE MEDAL 

Bjrang Punia - Wrestling (65 kg) - BRONZE MEDAL 
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What a moment for the young Indian!
Chopra standing atop the podium.
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The announcement for the Indian National Anthem has taken place and it is underway as out champion stands proud on the top most podium! Neeraj Chopra has his eyes lit up, and why not young man, why not! You deserve this and much more! The future is bright for him, and with him India's too! 
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NEERAJ CHOPRA WEARS HIS GOLD MEDAL WITH PRIDE AND SHOWS IT TO THE CAMERA! 
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Medal ceremony underway!
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It is time for the medal ceremony! 
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With Neeraj Chopra's gold medal, the Olympics 2020 has been the best Olympics for India, where they have won 4 bronze medals, 2 silver medals and 1 gold medal! A total of 7 medals, one more than the the 6 won in 2012! 
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From the 2008 gold medalist Abhinav Bindra to 2021 gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. Check out the link above!
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The medal ceremony should be coming our way soon and we do not want to miss on watching Neeraj Chopra take the gold! The Indian national anthem will be played at the Olympic stage after a gap of 12 years and we'll keep bringing you updates of the timings for the ceremony as we go on.
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Neeraj Chopra, a name that will be heard a lot more, a name that will be looked up to, a name that will inspire over a billion people, and many generations to come. History has been created by this young man of just 23 years! He deserves all the credits, all the applauds and all the love he will get for HE IS THE OLYMPICS CHAMPION!
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Indian track and field stars leading the applause for Chopra's big gold medal performance!
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Neeraj Chopra started his final with an incredible first throw of 87.03! No one came close to him in the first throw, and Chopra was immediately on the top spot! He only bettered his first throw with an even better score of 87.58 which was enough to secure him the gold. No one else managed to come close to him. 

Vetter who was the favourite, did not make it into the last 8, as he had a horrific outing with a best of just 82.52! The Czech Republic duo of Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely were the surprise package, surpassing expectations, and scoring their season best to finish on 2nd and 3rd position respectively. 

India have waited patiently, and Neeraj Chopra has brought the utmost satisfaction with his Gold Medal! The first ever for India in Athletics! After 2008, an Indian Athlete takes the top spot, and oh it has been a long wait! 
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So it will be India's National Anthem that will be played at the medal ceremony for the first time since Abhinav Bindra's gold in 2008 Olympic Games. What a moment for the young Neeraj Chopra!
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THE FINAL STANDINGS!
Scoresheet after final round
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DREAMS DO COME TRUE, AND HARD WORK PREVAILS! NEERAJ CHOPRA HAS SHOWN US JUST HOW! 
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NEERAJ CHOPRA HAS ETCHED HIS NAME IN HISTORY AND HE HAS SET THE PLATFORM FOR GENERATIONS TO COME! HE HAS WORKED HARD AND HE DESERVES THIS MEDAL MORE THAN WE CAN UNDERSTAND! 
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Jakub Vadlejch ends with a deliberate foul and no matter what he does now, Chopra is your Olympic Champion!
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NEERAJ CHOPRA HAS DONE IT! HE WINS THE GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA! 
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It is a GOLD FOR CHOPRA!!!
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Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch, who has been the surprise package in today’s Final. He is the only man standing in Chopra’s way of a history-making gold medal for India!
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Foul from Vesely as he walks away with a surprise bronze!
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The Czech duo up next!
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Medal Guaranteed for Chopra. Will it be a gold?!! The youngster has brought India their first ever post-independence athletics medal ever!!!
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Julian Weber was looking to better his 85.30 throw, but it is heartbreak for the German as he ends with the 4th place finish.
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Four throws away!
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Nadeem's last attempt to break into the top 3 comes us short as he ends with a foul! He will finish in 5th with a best throw of 84.62!
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We are not going to jinx it by saying it, but the Indian dream is still alive, and we are minutes away! Just hold on for little longer! 4 more throwers left to find out where we finish! 
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