Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal in Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal in Javelin Throw in Olympics 2020.

Neeraj Chopra became the nation’s toast after claiming India’s first athletic medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The day started with India chasing three medals in an attempt to surpass their best mark of six in London 2012. But after golfer Aditi Ashok finished fourth in a showdown, fighter Bajrang Punia (65kg) brought much-needed cheer to the Indian camp by winning a bronze. medal defeating Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan 8-0. Neeraj Chopra then created history in the javelin throw final. Chopra with a throw of 87.58 secured India’s seventh medal and became the country’s second individual gold medalist after Abhinav Bindra. With the Bajrang medal, the Indian wrestlers have matched their best performance in the Olympics. At the 2012 London Games, Sushil Kumar won silver and Yogeshwar Dutt returned with a bronze. See the highlights here (MEDAL TALLY | AUGUST 7 TIMETABLE | NEWS)

5:47 pm IST: Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw, Final

Neeraj Chopra claimed India’s historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m.


5:30 PM IST: Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw, Final – Fifth Try

Another bad attempt by Neeraj Chopra and it is missing. But he still leads the race for the gold medal.


5:26 PM IST: Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw Final – Fourth Down

Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic closes in on Neeraj Chopra with a throw of 86.67 meters on his fifth attempt. Another Czech pitcher, Vitezslav Vesley, also remains a strong medal contender.


5:00 PM IST: Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw, Final – Third Down

Poor Neeraj Chopra on the third try. Only 76.79 m. But he continues to lead the pack with his best throw of 87.58 meters.


4:55 PM IST: Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw Final – Second Down

Neeraj Chopra of India leads after the second round with a pitch of 87.58. It has improved its launch. German Julian Weber remains second with a best shot of 85.30. Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic is third with a throw of 83.98


4:40 PM IST: Athletics – Men’s Javelin Throw Final

Neeraj Chopra of India leads after the first round with a pitch of 87.03. German Julian Weber is second with a pitch of 85.30. Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic is third with a throw of 83.98


4:23 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle Bronze Medal Elimination

Bajrang Punia vs Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan

Second period: Punia attempts a one-legged move, but Niyazbekov escapes. Unlike yesterday, Punia is making the moves. Punia knocks down and double for 4-0. Another leg attack and another takedown for a 6-0 lead. There are 50 seconds left of the fight. Another leg attack for a double leads 8-0. Punia defends himself from the attack and wins the sixth medal for India.


4:18 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Bronze Medal Elimination

Bajrang Punia vs Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan

First period: Bajrang Punia, dressed in blue, receives a favorable sanction and the referee warns his opponent four a foul. And a passivity for Niyazbekov, 1-0 advantage for Punia. Niyazbekov’s powerful grip, but Punia escapes with a brilliant play. Indian fighter escapes again. And one more for Punia. Lead 2-0.


4:13 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Bronze Medal Elimination

In the first tiebreaker for the bronze medal, Gadzhimurad Rashidov of the ROC defeated Iszmail Muszukajev of Hungary on points (5-0).


3:53 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Bronze Medal Elimination

If Bajrang Punia manages to win bronze, India will match its best result at the Olympics. And he will become the sixth Indian fighter to win an Olympic medal after Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Ravi Kumar Dahiya.


3:41 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Bronze Medal Elimination

Bajrang Punia will face Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan.


3:24 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Bronze Medal Elimination

Bajrang Punia, who still has knee problems, lost to a three-time world champion and bronze winner of the Rio Olympics, Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan, in the semi-finals. And he will take the mat today.

“Due to a knee injury, he was unable to perform attacking wrestling, as far as he is known. We spoke on the phone early in the morning and I told him to do his best today (fight for the bronze medal)” said Bajrang’s father, Balwan Singh.


3:08 PM IST: Wrestling – Men’s 65kg Freestyle, Bronze Medal Elimination

Bajrang Punia will face the winner of the repechage match between Adama Diatta of Senegal and Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan.

The medal rounds begin at 4:00 PM IST.


2:14 pm IST: Indians remaining in action today: Bajrang Punia in the men’s 65kg freestyle bronze medal match and Neeraj Chopra in the men’s javelin throw final.


1:02 PM IST: Water Polo – Women’s Final

The United States beat Spain 14-5 to win the third consecutive gold medal. Earlier, Hungary beat the ROC and took bronze.


12:54 PM IST: Jumping – Men’s 10m Platform Final

Cao Yuan leads the Chinese 1-2 and Yang Jian takes the silver. Tom Daley claims silver.


11:41 AM IST: Boxing

Three of the four finals scheduled for today are completed. Galal Yafai of Great Britain beat Carlo Paalam of the Philippines 4-1 to take the men’s gold (48-52 kg).

Bulgarian Stoyka Krasteva beat Turkish Buse Naz Cakiroglu 5-0 in the women’s fly final (48-51 kg).

Hebert Sousa of Brazil knocks out Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine to take the men’s middleweight gold (69-75kg).


10:18 AM IST: Golf – Women’s Individual Stroke Play

Heartbreak for Aditi Ashok. She finishes fourth after hitting 3-under 68 in the final round in a tight finale when American Nelly Korda wins gold. Mone Inami from Japan and Lydia from Ko to play the silver tiebreaker. Both T2.


9:55 AM IST: Basketball – Men’s Final

The United States beat France 87-82 in a thriller to win gold. Kevin Durant scored 29 and had six rebounds.


9:54 AM IST: Golf – Women’s Individual Stroke Play

The action resumes at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Aditi Ashok was tied for third when play was interrupted.


9:02 AM IST: Early in the morning, it was a Kenya 1-2 result in the women’s marathon with Peres Jepchirchir taking the gold ahead of Brigid Kosgei. Molly Seidel from the United States settled for bronze.


8:46 AM IST: Golf – Women’s Individual Stroke Play

Aditi Ashok returns to the top three. But the game was temporarily suspended due to rain.


8:46 AM IST: Golf – Women’s Individual Stroke Play

The fighting is getting intense. Aditi Ashok falls to fourth place. American Nelly Korda still leads.


8:32 AM IST: The Indians will compete in just three events today, but the penultimate day of the Games has 34 gold medals up for grabs.


8:00 AM IST: Golf – Women’s Individual Stroke Play

It started fourth and last. But there is also the threat of rain. As it stands, India’s Aditi Ashok is T2, while her compatriot Diksha Dagar is T53.


Aditi Ashok, in her second consecutive Olympics after Rio 2016, is one round away from creating history. The 23-year-old from Bangalore, a regular on the Ladies European and LPGA Tour, is three strokes behind American Nelly Korda, who tops the rankings. Nelly, the daughter of Czech tennis star Petr Korda, is a six-time LPGA winner. If rain prevents play on Saturday due to a forecast tropical storm, then the women’s golf competition will become a 54-hole competition and the medals will be awarded accordingly. If that happens, Aditi Ashok will get silver, as he is a clear second in the standings after Friday.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra needs a monster throw to finish on the podium at Tokyo 2020. He qualified for the final as No. 1, but the best throwers in the world maintain their best for the final round. Chopra faces men who can throw 90 meters and more. Johannes Vetter is one of them and the German is one of the favorites for javelin gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Vetter, the world No. 1 and world champion, has the best throw of the year at 96.29m.

At his debut Olympics in Tokyo 2020, Bajrang Punia can get India’s second wrestling medal. In his bronze medal, Bajrang faces the winner of the playoff round between Adama Diatta of Senegal and Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan.

Whoever Bajrang takes on is going to be a tough customer. Niyazbekov is a three-time Asian champion and has two world championship medals. She has beaten Bajrang before at the 2019 world championships. Diatta is an eight-time African champion.

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