7th August as Javelin Throw Day, to honour Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to name the day of 7th August ‘Javelin Throw Day’ in India to honor Neeraj Chopra’s first historic Olympic gold.
- Haryana-based Neeraj Chopra made a history by winning the gold medal in the javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- No one athletics achieved a medal for over 100 years.
- Neeraj Chopra threw his javelin a distance of 87.58 metres
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